NEWS RELEASE - 17 February 2013
There was no competition action locally over the weekend with the national calendar dedicated to Inter County and England matches.
Cornwall's England Squad members, Peter Hore (Holmans), Elise Daniell (Holmans) and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) made the long trip to North Yorkshire to play against a Northern Select team as part of the squads preparation for the forthcoming British 'A' Team Championship in Dumfries over the weekend of 16th and 17th March. On Saturday the England team were 52-12 overall with all three Cornwall players winning all games played during the day. On Sunday the England team won by 51-13 overall with Nigel winning 2 out of 2, Elise 2 out of 3 and Peter 1 out of 2 games playing in various teams and playing positions throughout the day.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall's County Teams return to competitive action this weekend when they travel to Melksham on Saturday for the Quarter Finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship. The Premier Team face Worcestershire in the Consolation competition and the A Team face Surrey in the Main Competition. Team selections were not known at the time of writing.
The county league program is approaching the business end of the season with a lot still to play for across the county.
The West Area looks set for a three way battle between Newlyn Trinity Jowsters, Helston Grylls and Premier Division newcomers Illogan who reached the top division after back to back promotions after joining the league in the 2010/11 season. Helston Penrose look set for an immediate return to the Premier Division as they head Division One by a clear margin.
Central Area leaders Treviscoe Whites saw their advantage reduced after dropping all six points at Withiel Elms last week. Ladock Chiefs trail by 2 points with Ladock Braves a further 6 points behind. With several games remaining between the top six teams no team can be discounted as still having a chance of securing the title.
In the East Area, with two weeks of fixtures remaining, this Thursdays match at Dobwalls between the home team who lie in second place with 49 points and leaders Callington Eagles on 50 points carries increased significance with the winners putting one hand on the title. A draw would leave Landrake and Saltash Blues who are 4 points behind with an outside chance of overhauling the two above them. Liskeard are assured of a swift return to the Premier Division with an 18 point lead at the top of Division One.
Lanteglos A are confirmed as North Area champions for a second successive season having dropped just 4 points all season. Blisland are confirmed as Division Two winners and promoted to the top flight next season.
Up dated league tables are attached or can be found at http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/2008site/index.php?pg=leagueindex.
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