CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 19 APRIL 2015
ESMBA/TLH TOP CLUB
Over the weekend two teams travelled to Torquay to compete in the Torquay Leisure Hotels Top Club competition which involved teams of six players playing singles, pairs, triples and fours with each match decided on points with two points for a win and one for a draw and an additional point for aggregate shots.
Peter Hore, Elise Daneill, Marc Eddy, Neil Gibble, Gillian Cawrse & Nigel Nicholls were defending the title and in the group stages started with a 7-2 win against West Midlands team E57 Rollers. A 2-7 defeat against Gloucester Knights left the defending champions with work to do in the final group game against Middlezoy. The game was won 7-2 to secure second place in the group.
In the Quarter Finals East Hanningfield from Essex were defeated 7-2 to progress to a semi final against Bob Carter Centre from Norfolk. Holmans won 5-4 to set up a final against Smallthorne Pioneer from Staffordshire. The final was lost 2-7 with only the Triples winning.
The second Cornwall team, started with a heavy loss to eventual winners Smallthorne Pioneer 2-7. A 3-6 loss to Dorset's Hazelbury Brian followed leaving them on 5 points from 2 games. The final group game against Bob Carter again resulted in a defeat 4-5.
In the Quarter Finals of the Plate competition Cheshire's Burtonwood provided the opposition and were defeated 7-2. The team's competition ended in the semi final with a 2-7 defeat at the hands of the E57 rollers.
This weekend a number of bowlers will be travelling to Church Gresley in Derbyshire for the England squad trials. On Sunday the County AGM will be held at Luxulyan Village Hall commencing at 14.30.