Thursday, 27 November 2014

CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE - 27 November 2014

NEWS RELEASE - 27 November 2014


On Sunday the final round of ESMBA Inter County Championship round robin matches will be played with Cornwall travelling to the Dorset Bowls Resort in Bere Regis to take on Dorset and Devon hosting Somerset at Isca Bowls Club in Exeter.

Cornwall go into the weekend at the top of the table with a 10 point lead over Devon, 15 points ahead of Somerset and 19 points ahead of Dorset.  In order to secure a place in the main championship Cornwall need to score 11 of the 40 points possible in the match regardless of the result of the Devon v Somerset match although the target for the team is very much to round off the season with a victory and securing the top spot and hopefully a bye into the quarter finals of the knock out competition.  It is understood that Cornwall will not know their opponents until after the last group game between West Midlands and Cheshire is played on the 11th January.

Cornwall's A Team will be playing for pride on Sunday with their hopes of making the main competition already extinguished but a win by 3 or more points will see them overhaul Dorset for third place.


Cornwall's representatives in the England team at the British Isles Championship Peter Hore and Nigel Nicholls contributed to England taking second place in the team event and securing the Ronnie McDermott trophy for the overall top points score.

England had considerable success in the individual championships with Shropshire's Alan Jones and Allan Williams winning the Pairs, Devon's Bronagh Toleman, James Smith and Lee Toleman winning the Triples and Northamptonshire's Leigh Hall, Chris Weston and Edward Sawbridge with Oxfordshire's A J Brown winning the Fours. 

Elise Daniell and David Studden took their places in an inexperienced England 'A' team taking part in the Team event where England secured the runners up spot behind Ireland.  Callum Beale (Northants), Dan Winmill (Somerset) and Darren Cookson (West Yorks.) won a tight final game in the Triples against the Irish 11-10 to pip them to top spot.


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

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