NEWS RELEASE 24 March 2013
NATIONAL MIXED FOURS
On Saturday Cornwall was represented in the National Mixed Fours competition for the first time in many years thanks to removal of the rule requiring a minimum number of teams to enter a local qualification round.
The players representing Cornwall were the counties three England squad members Peter Hore (Holmans), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) and Elise Daniell (Holmans) joined by Margaret Jenkin (Newlyn Trinity).
The Cornwall team faced a tough group stages of the competition with each team having players with England experience. The first game was against the Essex Four of Babs Morokutti, Peggy May, Matt Sifford & Barry Hedges. Cornwall lead 8-5 going into the last and held 4 before The Essex skip, Barry Hedges, killed it the jack. Cornwall rebuilt the head at the second time of asking to hold 6 before Hedges again killed the jack. On the third time of asking Essex held one before Hedges converted it to three with his last bowl to earn the draw.
The second game was against the Surrey Four of Jill Woodhouse, Debbie Johns, Derek Johns & Mark Jones again again proved tight with the score level at 5-5 going into the last end. Peter took out the Surrey shot bowl with his his last wood to pick up two and win the game 7-5.
The final group game, against Hampshire's Barbara Sparling, unknown sub, Jody Bright & Ben Pay, saw Cornwall race to an 11-0 lead after 4 ends and defend the lead despite a Hampshire comeback to win 11-7.
In the first knockout round Cornwall faced a West Midlands team of Elaine Willies, Tracy Bailey, Steve Bailey & Simon Willies. West Midlands built an advantage to lead 8-3 with two ends to play. Cornwall picked up 3 on the penultimate end to trail by two going into the last end where a Cornwall lay a score of two but Simon took one out with his last bowl to leave the final score West Midlands 8-7 Cornwall.
All local leagues are now complete with Illogan (West) and Treviscoe (Central) completing the line up for the Bebbington Cup competition in April. Final league tables to be supplied when all results are in.
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