CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 19th OCTOBER 2014
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday Cornwall welcomed Somerset to Carnmoggas in the ESMBA Inter County Championship. Both the Premier and A Teams needing wins to kick start their seasons.
The Premier Team started confidently taking five points from the first session. In the Singles Richard Kerr winning 15-11 and Nigel Nicholls drawing 9-9. In the Pairs Elise Daniell & David Studden won 12-10. Cornwall continued strongly through the second session taking three wins. In the Triples for Gerald Fisher, Martin Boraston & Gillian Cawrse 10-6 and Keith Williams, Kevin Williams & Nicholas Truscott 11-8. Tom Westlake, Dennis Shorthouse, Neil Gribble & Peter Hore recovered from dropping five on the first end to win 13-6 in the Fours. Cornwall held an 11 points to 5 and 85 shots to 80 lead at the lunch break.
Cornwall continued to hold the upper hand in the third session taking a further three wins, Nigel Nicholls 16-6 in the Singles and in the Pairs Richard Brown & Chris Roberts 11-10 and Elise Daniell & David Studden 16-12 in the Pairs. Cornwall took the bonus points in both disciplines to move onto 21 points securing the match victory with a session to spare.
The final session saw the game points shared with wins for Gerald Fisher, Martin Boraston & Gillian Cawrse 11-6 in the Triples and Tom Westlake, Dennis Shorthouse, Neil Gribble & Peter Hore 10-7 in the Fours. Cornwall took the bonus points for the Triples and Somerset the Fours. The final match score Cornwall 27 points 171 shots Somerset 13 points 156 shots.
In the days other group game Dorset secured a 26 points to 14 win against Devon to leave both counties tied with Cornwall on 63 points with Somerset on 51.
Cornwall's A Team started with a solitary win the first session scored by Alan Holden in the Singles 15-12. The second session saw the points shared with wins for Joe Dixon, Carolyn Stanley & Gary Davey 11-4 in the Triples and Henry Matthews, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton 8-3 in the Fours. At the half way point Cornwall trailed 6 points to 10 and 75 shots to 97.
Cornwall rallied in the third session taking three wins to give themselves a chance of match victory Graham Reeves 14-13 and Alan Holden 17-15 in the Singles and Betty Temple-Smith & Max Burden 15-8 in the Pairs. Cornwall took an additional bonus point for a share of the Singles by Somerset took the Pairs leaving Cornwall trailing by 2 points and 13 shots going into the final session. Hopes of Cornwall taking a first win of the season evaporated in the final session taking just two points with a win for Ruth Newbury, Paul Spencer, Sandra Worton & Carol Ford 6-4.
The final match score Cornwall 15 points 161 shots Somerset 25 points 184 shots leaving Cornwall trailing at the bottom of the group 35 points behind table topping Somerset.
Cornwall are in action again the Sunday when they travel to the ISCA Bowling Club in Exeter to face Devon.
On Saturday twenty two teams competed in the County Fours at Carnmoggas with eight teams securing places in the County Finals later in the season. The teams were split into five groups with the group winners and three best runners up qualifying.
Group One winners were Elise Daniell, Mark Eddy, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore with 4 points and +20 shots, from the same group Cynthia Storer, Edward Wakeley, Sandra Worton & Alf Tubb with 4 +17. Group Two saw Diane Shorthouse, Dennis Shorthouse, Neil Gribble & Richard Kerr unbeaten with 6 +40 and Margaret Menhenick, Susan Wilce, John Menhenick and Alan Rathbone taking one of the runners up spots with 4 +11.
Group Three winners were Keith Williams, Tom Lapworth, Howard McCormack & Nigel Jelbert with 5 +4. Also qualifying from the group Christopher Fry, Tony Jago, Karen Watson and Ed Dyer with 4 +18. Group Four winners were Patsy Wakeley, Richard Brown, Brian Wakeley and Chris Roberts with 4 +34. The final qualifiers were Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep, Keith Matthews and Max Burden who won Group Five with 6 +14.
|Sun 26||Inter County Devon v Cornwall @ ISCA Indoor Bowling Club, Exeter|
|Sat 1||County Four Wood Singles @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 2||County Four Wood Singles @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sat 8||National Qualifiers (Pairs, Triples & Mixed Fours) @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 9||Inter County Cornwall v Dorset @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 16||Inter Area League 10am North v West & Central v East @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sat 22||Short Mat Players Tour World Fours @ Bromsgrove Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 23||Short Mat Players Tours World Pairs @ Bromsgrove Indoor Bowls Club|
|Sat 29||County Mixed Fours @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowls Club|
|Sun 30||Inter County Dorset v Cornwall @ Dorset Bowls Resort, Bere Regis|
|Sat 6||National Qualifiers (Singles, Fours & Under 18's) @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 7||County Triples @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sat 13||County Two Wood Pairs @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|
|Sun 14||County Two Wood Pairs @ Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club|