CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 22 September 2013
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall suffered a disappointing start to their ESMBA Inter County Championship campaign with both the Premier and A teams suffering heavy defeats at the hands of Devon at ISCA Bowling Club, Exeter on Sunday.
The Premier Team scored a solitary win from the morning session with a 9-8 victory for Graham Ford, Gillian Cawrse &Nicholas Truscott in the Triples. At the lunch break Cornwall trailed 2 points to 14 and 61 shots to 118.
A solitary point came Cornwall's way in the first afternoon session from a 12-12 draw for Elise Daniell & Mark Eddy the Pairs. The final session proved to be Cornwall's best of the day with three points scored in the Fours. Henry Kendall, Neil Gribble, Luke Jolly & Peter Hore winning 12-3 and John Worton, Brenda Sleep, Keith Matthews & Chris Roberts drawing 6-6. The final match score Devon 34 points 207 shots Cornwall 6 points 136 shots.
The A Team started with a win in the first session for Betty Temple-Smith & Max Burden 15-12 in the Pairs. A further three points were added in the second session with a win for Sheila Hodge, Jim Rule, Carol Ford & Terry Bray 9-7 and draw for Kath Goodman, Jim Stanley, Pam Williams & Carolyn Stanley 10-10 in the fours. Halfway through the match Cornwall trailed 5 points to 11 and 76 shots to 112.
The afternoon saw Cornwall record three points from the two sessions Kath Goodman, Jim Stanley, Pam Williams & Carolyn Stanley winning 8-5 in the fours and Melba Kitt, Sandra Worton & Derek Newton drawing 10-10 in the triples. The final match score Devon 32 points 211 shots Cornwall 8 points 143 shots.
Cornwall will look to bounce back quickly when they face Somerset at Carnmoggas on Sunday 6 October.
Full score details are in the attached file.
INTER AREA LEAGUE
The first round of Inter Area League fixtures will be contested on Sunday (29 September) with North playing Central and East playing West at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowls Club.
Cornwall's three England squad members Peter Hore, Elise Daniell & Nigel Nicholls will take part in the latest England squad day on Saturday as they bid for places in November's British Isles Championship team.