COUNTY TWO WOOD PAIRS Over the weekend from an initial entry of 50, 8 Pairs qualified for the finals of the County Two Wood Pairs later in the season.
On Saturday teams were split into 5 groups with group winners and 3 best runners up going through to a knockout round. Group One winners were Graham Reeves & Peter Skinner (Saltash) with 6 points and +23 shots. Gillian & Mike Styles (Redruth) took second and one of best runners up spots with 4 +3. In Group Two Robert Rawlings & Bill Sharp (Dobwalls) topped the group with 6 +15 with Diane & Martin Williams (Penlee) second with 4+11 to take a runners up spot.
Group Three went the way of Richard Kerr & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) with 6 +29. Second in group were Des Pengelly & Alan Holden (Landrake) with 2 +1. Group Four winners were Betty Temple Smith (Blisland) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) with 4 +17, second were Sheila & Robert Flower (Tintagel) on 4 -5. In the final group Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) led the way with 6 +17 ahead of Tim Phillips & Darren Mudge (Lostwithiel) with 4 +3 to tale the final runners up spot.
In the knockout round Temple-Smith & Sleep defeated Rawlings & Sharp 15-6. Phillips & Mudge were 11-8 winners against Williams. Gribble & Cawrse defeated Kerr & Shorthouse 12-4 and in the final game Reeves & Skinner won 9-5 against Styles.
On Sunday teams were split into six groups with the group winners and two runners up playing a knockout round.
In Group One Kath Goodman (Treviscoe) & Karen Watson (Saltash) led the way with 4 +14 ahead of Linda Martin & Gerald Fisher (Redruth) on 4 +7. Group Two went to Elise Daniell & Peter Hore (Holmans) with 6 +31. Nigel Jelbert & Mark Payne (Penlee) qualified as the top runners up with 4 +14. Group Three went the way of Carol & Graham Ford (Ladock) with 6 +33. David Balow & David Foulds (Marazion) took a runners up spot with 4 +12.
Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls (Nigel Nicholls) topped Group Four with 6 +25 ahead of Tina Wills & Barry Kessell (Redruth) with 3 +/-0. Group Five was won by Richard Brown & Graham Luke (Ladock) with 6 +23 ahead of Val & Geoff Risdon (Lanteglos) on 4 +4. The final Group, Six, was topped by Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) on 6 +36 ahead of David Cole & Alison Newman (Saltash) with 4 +4.
In the Knockout round Jelbert & Payne defeated Ford 11-5. Dyer & Williams were 9-7 winners against Daniell & Hore. Jeffery & Nicholls defeated Goodman & Watson 14-3 and Brown & Luke won 10-9 against Balow & Foulds.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP Cornwall travel to Donyatt on Sunday to face Somerset in the latest round of matches in the Inter County Championship. Cornwall's Premier Team will be looking to continue the form they showed at home against Somerset two weeks ago as they look to claim a place in the later stages of the Inter County Championship. The A Team, who suffered there first defeat of the season at home to Somerset will be looking to ensure that they hold on to the top spot they currently hold.
COUNTY FOURS On Saturday 18 teams will compete in the qualification competition for the County Fours at Carnmoggas with play getting under way at 0900.
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