Sunday, 20 October 2013

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 20 October 2013

NEWS RELEASE 20 October 2013

Inter County Championship

On Sunday Cornwall travelled to Bere Regis to meet Dorset in the latest round of ESMBA Inter County Championship fixtures.

The Premier Team suffered a heavy defeat picking up points in only 5 of the 16 games played.  In the first session David Studden picked up a 13-12 win in the Singles.  The Four of John Worton, Graham Reeves, Ken Horrell and Chris Roberts took a hard fought 6-6 draw in the second session leaving Cornwall trailing by 3 points to 13 at the halfway point in the match.

In the third session again only saw points scored on only one mat with Elise Daniell and Mark Eddy scoring a 15-9 win in the Pairs.  With the match result beyond doubt Cornwall scored three points in the final session with a 11-8 win for Graham Ford, Gillian Cawrse and Percy Tripp in the Triples and a 7-7 draw for Derek Elliott, Neil Gribble, Luke Jolly and Peter Hore in the Fours.

The final match score Dorset 32 points 196 shots Cornwall 8 points 154 shots leaving Cornwall well adrift at the bottom of the South West group table.

  P W D L  +  -  +/- PTS
Dorset 3 2 0 1 559 501 58 82
Somerset 2 2 0 0 361 321 40 44
Devon 2 1 0 1 363 338 25 42
Cornwall 3 0 0 3 450 573 -123 32

Team manager Nigel Nicholls said after the match  "a disappointing result although individual performances were better than the result suggests.  I cannot fault the effort but we need to be more consistent throughout the whole day."

The A Team enjoyed their best match of the season so far with a convincing victory.  The first session saw Cornwall off to the best possible start winning all four games.  In the Singles Keith Matthews won 15-10 and Keith Williams 11-10.  In the Pairs Bill Sharp and Brenda Sleep won 14-11 and Betty Temple Smith and Max Burden won 24-7.  Dorset hit back in the second session taking three of the four games with Meg Horrell, Jim Stanley, Joe Dixon and Carolyn Stanley winning 9-4 in the Fours to ensure Cornwall maintained a lead going into the afternoon session.

The third session again saw a strong Cornwall performance with three wins out of Four.  Keith Matthews 17-12 and Keith Williams 17-10 ensuring a clean sweep of points for Cornwall in the Singles.  Bill Sharp and Brenda Sleep completed a double in the Pairs with a 15-8 win.  Cornwall took both discipline bonus points to ensure they could not lose the match with a session to spare.  A shared final session with Tony Jago, Alan Holden and Gary Davey winning 18-3 in the Triples and Kath Goodman, Sheila Hodge, Jim Rule and Terry Bray taking a 10-6 win in the Fours.  Cornwall claimed the bonus points in the Fours but missed out on the Triples points by three.

The final match score Dorset 14 points 147 shots Cornwall 26 points 189 shots moving Cornwall above Dorset in the South West group table.

  P W D L  + -  +/- PTS
Devon 2 2 0 0 391 311 80 54
Somerset 2 2 0 0 402 279 123 52
Cornwall 3 1 0 2 469 560 -91 48
Dorset 3 1 0 2 457 569 -112 46

Full match scores are on the attached e-mail.

Cornwall are next in action on the 10 November when Dorset will be the visitors to Carnmoggas for the return fixture.

County Two Wood Singles

On Saturday 43 bowlers competed in the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas, split into two sessions with five group winners and three runners up progressing for each session to a knockout round.

In the morning Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) claimed Group One with 6 +23 and second placed Gerald Fisher (Illogan) claimed a runners-up spot with 4 +8.  David Balow (Marazion) won a three way tie in Group Two with 4 +8 and Henry Kendall (Withiel) claimed a runners-up spot with 4 +2.  Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) took the best score of the session with 6 +28 in Group Three ahead of Neil Gribble (Landrake) on 4 +5.  David Foulds (Marazion) took a tight Group Four with 4 -1 and rounding off the qualifiers was Keith Matthews (Blisland) with 5 +17 in Group Five.

In the play offs Henry Kendall defeated Neil Gribble 11-10.  David Balow defeated club mate David Foulds 14-7 to score his first County ranking points.  Nigel Nicholls defeated Dennis Shorthouse 13-7 and Gerald Fisher was a 11-6 winner against Keith Matthews.

The afternoon session saw Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) win Group One with 6 +8 after defeating Peter Hore (Holmans) 14-11 in the final group game.  Peter progressed as one of the runners up with 4 +10.  Robin Burden (Wadebridge) took Group Two with 6 +13.  John Worton (Ladock) claimed Group Three with the same score.  In Group Four a draw in the final group game between Tom Lapworth (Penlee) and Jim Stanley (Treviscoe) saw both go through with 5 +14 and 5 +7 respectively.  Group Five saw Keith Williams equal the day's best score of 6 +28 to top the group with Michael Webster (Blisland) claiming the final runners up spot with 4 +9.

The play offs saw Peter Hore defeat Michael Webster 16-4.  Martin Boraston won 16-8 against Keith Williams.  Jim Stanley defeated Robin Burden 14-7 and John Worton was a 19-2 winner against Tom Lapworth.

County Two Wood Pairs

This forthcoming weekend the County Two Wood Pairs qualification competition will be played with 54 pairs entered, 27 on each day with eight, four for each day, to progress to the County Finals at the end of the season.


Nicholas Truscott 
Press and Promotions Officer 
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association
Tel:    07800 916059

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