CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 2nd November 2014
LOCAL BOWLERS IN ENGLAND TEAM FOR BRITISH ISLES CHAMPIONSHIP
Peter Hore and Nigel Nicholls have been selected for the England team to compete in the British Isles Short Mat Bowls Championships in LLanneli, Wales on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November.
Peter will take his place at number three alongside Mitchell Young (Essex), Ryan Knight (Gloucestershire) and AJ Brown (Oxfordshire) who was also in the same rink as Peter when he last played in the championships in 2012. Nigel Nicholls, making his debut in the senior team after previously playing in the A Team in 2013, will line up as lead in a rink including Jack Knight (Gloucestershire), Keith Hawkins (Somerset) and skipped by Dave Wiggins (Oxfordshire).
Cornwall's other England Squad members will play in the A Team Championship on the same weekend with Elise Daniell playing with Les Woodward (Oxfordshire), Stephen Holdsworth (Gloucestershire) and Gareth Davies (Oxfordshire). David Studden lines up with Stephen Stanton (Dorset), Paul King and Kevin Siddle (both West Yorkshire).
The full teams for the Championships have been published by the ESMBA and are as follows.
British Isles Team
Rink 1 - Barry Hedges (Essex), Adam Sultana (Essex), Royston Lewis (W. Yorks), Jacinta Townend (N. Yorks.)
Rink 2 - Stephen Proctor (Cheshire), Ben Render (N. Yorks.), Anthony Faultley (Essex), Danny Langdon (N. Yorks.)
Rink 3 - Dave Wiggins (Oxon.), Keith Hawkins (Somerset), Jack Knight (Gloucs.), Nigel Nicholls (Cornwall)
Rink 4 - A J Brown (Oxon.), Peter Hore (Cornwall), Ryan Knight (Gloucs.), Mitchell Young (Essex)
Singles - Roger Wiggins (Oxon.)
Pairs - Alan Jones (Shrops.), Allan Willliams (Shrops.)
Triples - Lee Toleman (Devon), James Smith (Devon), Bronagh Toleman (Devon)
Fours - TBA, Ed Sawbridge (Northants.), Chris Weston (Northants), Leigh Hall (Northants)
British Isles A Team
Rink 1 - Gareth Davies (Oxon.), Stephen Holdsworth (Gloucs.), Les Woodward (Oxon.), Elise Daniell (Cornwall)
Rink 2 - Derek Johns (Surrey), Jake Atrill (Gloucs.), David Lamb (Norfolk), Joseph Newsome (N. Yorks.)
Rink 3 - Kevin Siddle (W. Yorks.), Paul King (W. Yorks.), Stephen Stanton (Dorset), David Studden (Cornwall)
Rink 4 - Stephen Burrows (Cheshire), Nicky Bartlett (Kent), David Newsome (N. Yorks.), Matt Dillon (Essex)
Singles - Paul Seaman (East Sussex)
Pairs - Keith Cooke (Norfolk), Jack Pye (Norfolk)
Triples - Darren Cookson (W. Yorks.), Dan Winmill (Somerset), Callum Beale (Northants)
Fours - Herbie Bowden (Shrops.), Barry Keirle (Somerset), Karl Hudson (Somerset), Sadie Young (Essex)
Over the weekend the County Singles competition was played at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club with four qualifiers going forward to the end of season County Finals.
On Saturday the seven group winners going through to a knockout round were Joe Dixon (6 points +24 shots), Michael Webster (6 +10), Ed Dyer (6 +27), Tony Jago (6 +10), Keith Matthews (5 +16), Frederick Spurr 6 +19 and Luke Jolly (6 +22). Completing the line up for the knockout round was Martin Boraston (4 +16) from group 1.
In the Knockout round Michael Webster defeated Blisland club mate Keith Matthews 15-2 with 3 ends to spare. Luke Jolly required an extra end to defeat Joe Dixon 12-10. Martin Boraston took advantage of the best runners up spot to defeat Fred Spurr 10-5 and the final qualifier was Ed Dyer who defeated Tony Jago 10-4.
Sunday again saw 7 group winners and one runner up through to a knockout round. After travelling back from the England day in Derbyshire on Saturday Peter Hore (6 +14) and Nigel Nicholls (5 +34) won there respective groups. Other group winners were Peter Skinner (6 +17), Brenda Sleep (5 +6), Karen Watson (6 +49), Richard Kerr (4 +14) and Betty Temple-Smith (4 +18). The highest runner up was Ruth Newbury (4 +21) from group 4.
The Knockout round saw Ruth Newbury defeat Cornwall Premier Team Singles player Richard Kerr 9-8. Peter Hore comfortably defeated Peter Skinner 15-6. Brenda Sleep won a high scoring game against Betty Temple-Smith 15-10 and in the final highly competitive game in which the lead changed hands four times Nigel Nicholls reeled off 4 ends in a row at the end of the game to defeat Karen Watson 12-8.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday 9th November Cornwall face Dorset at Carnmoggas in a key match of this years Inter County Championship group stages. A solid result for Cornwall's Premier Team will leave them with a strong chance of making the Main Knockout Competition. Team Manager Nigel Nicholls is hopeful of having a full squad to pick from for the match after having kep players missing for recent matches. Cornwall currently lie in third place three points behind Dorset and six behind Devon in one of the closest competitions in the South West for years. Somerset lie nine behind Cornwall.
In the A Team Championship Cornwall's hopes of making the knockout competition are realistically over lying 45 points behind second place Somerset.