Sunday, 5 October 2014

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 5th October 2014

NEWS RELEASE 5 October 2014


On Sunday Cornwall traveled to Taunton to play Somerset in the second round of ESMBA Inter County Championship fixtures.

Cornwall started the Premier Team match well winning three of the four games in the first session.  Nigel Nicholls and Richard Kerr winning 12-10 and 21-10 respectively in the Singles and David Balow & David Studden 17-8 in the Pairs.  Somerset took all the points from the second session, the Triples and Fours to lead the match 10 points to 6 and 90 shots to 89 at the half way point.

The afternoon Singles and Pairs saw Cornwall take five points on the mat and four bonus points.  Nigel Nicholls completing a double in the Singles winning 15-8, Elise Daniell & Luke Jolly winning 16-11 and David Balow and David Studden drawing 14-14 in the pairs maintaining the only unbeaten record in the Premier Team this season.  Going into the final session Cornwall led by 15 points to 13. Somerset again controlled the Triples and Fours taking six game points and four bonus points.  Cornwall's points scored by the Four of Richard Brown, Ken Horrell, Chris Roberts and Percy Tripp with a 9-5 win.

The final match score Somerset 23 points 172 shots Cornwall 17 points 172 shots.  In the days other game Devon had a comfortable 28-12 home win against Dorset.

P W D L Pts
Devon 2 2 0 0 49
Somerset 2 1 0 1 38
Dorset 2 1 0 1 37
Cornwall 2 0 0 2 36

The A Team match started with a drawn first session.  For Cornwall Alan Holden won 20-8 in the Singles and Diane & Martin Williams won 11-9 in the Pairs.  The second session saw Cornwall pick up three points from the Fours, Graham Luke, Carol Ford, Pam Williams & Brian Wakeley drawing 6-6  and Henry Matthews, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep & Derek Newton winning 7-5.  At the half way point of the match Somerset led 9 points to 7 and 87 shots to 73.

Cornwall scored three points in the third session, Alan Holden drawing 14-14 in the Singles and Betty Temple Smith & Graham Ford winning 11-10 in the Pairs.  Cornwall took the Singles bonus points and Somerset the Pairs.  The final session saw Cornwall pickup just two points through a win in the Triples for Meg Horrell, Gary Davey & Keith Matthews 8-12.  Somerset took the other game points and bonus points to complete a comprehensive win by 26 points to 14  and 183 shots to 154.  In the days other group match Devon were comfortable 30-10 winners against Dorset.

P W D L Pts
Devon 2 2 0 0 56
Somerset 2 2 0 0 51
Cornwall 2 0 0 2 28
Dorset 2 0 0 2 25

Cornwall are next in action on the 19th at Carnmoggas when Somerset will be the visitors.  If Cornwall are serious about avoiding the Consolation competition at the end of the season a strong result will be needed by both teams.


On Saturday 35 bowlers competed in the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas.
In the morning session Ed Dyer (Landrake) topped group one ahead of Carolyn Stanley (Treviscoe).  Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) won group two with Betty Temple Smith (Luxulyan) second.  Richard Kerr (Landrake) and Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) went through from group three and from group four Ken Horrell (Withiel) and Karen Watson (Treviscoe) completed the knockout round line up.

In the knockout round Richard Kerr defeated Carolyn Stanley 13-8.  Betty Temple-Smith won 14-5 against Dennis Shorthouse.  Ed Dyer won 12-8 against Ken Horrell and Karen Watson completed the qualifiers from the morning session with an extra end win over Martin Boraston.

The afternoon session saw Robert Flower (Tintagel) and Graham Reeves (Saltash) through from group one.  Gerald Fisher (Illogan) and Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) took the top spots in grouop two.  David Balow (Marazion) topped group three ahead of Pam Williams (St Newlyn East).  Keith Williams (Penlee) and Peter Skinner (Saltash) prevailed from a three way tie in group four.

In the knockout round Brenda Sleep won 13-8 against Pam Williams.  Bob Flower defeated Gerald Fisher 13-4 with four ends to spare.  David Balow won 14-7 against Keith Williams and in the final game Peter Skinner won the all Saltash clash against against Graham Reeves 11-6.

Cornwall's England squad members travel to Swadlincote in Derbyshire for a two day squad weekend.  Back in the County on Sunday the first round of Inter Area League matches will be played at Carnmoggas with East taking on West and Central against North.

The area leagues are underway across the county this week.


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

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