Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 22 October 2017
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall faced Somerset in the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club, the counties first home match of the season.
Cornwall started the Premier Team match well with three wins out of four in the first session. Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore winning 17-12 and 18-6 respectively in the Singles and John Worton & Dave Studden winning 11-10 in the Pairs. The second session saw points shared with Somerset taking the Triples and Cornwall the Fours. Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Karen Watson & Luke Jolly winning 9-8 and Elise Daniell, Ray Jeffery, Percy Tripp & Callum Beale winning 15-10. Cornwall led 10-6 at the half way point in the match.
A strong third session put the match result beyond doubt with Cornwall taking three wins and a draw. In the Singles Nicholls won 20-7 and Hore drew 10-10. Worton & Studden and Martin Boraston & Gill Cawrse won 13-12 and 17-9 respectively. Cornwall took the bonus points from both disciplines to lead 21-7 with a session to go. The final session saw Somerset playing for pride and they did just that taking 9 of the 12 points on offer. For Cornwall Bob Banks, Dennis Shorthouse & Mike Dyer drew 10-10 in the Triples and Beale's Four won 17-12. Cornwall fell short for the bonus points in both disciplines. The final match result Cornwall 24 points 191 shots Somerset 16 points 188 shots. The days other match in the group saw Devon & Dorset draw 20-20.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 17-12 & 20-7 and Peter Hore (Holmans) 18-6 & 10-10. Pairs:- John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 11-10 & 13-12 and Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) 8-16 & 17-9. Triples:- Nathan Waters (Withiel), Keith Williams (Penlee) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 6-11 & 8-17 and Bob Banks (Boscastle), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) & Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) 10-14 & 10-10. Fours:- Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Karen Watston (Saltash) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 9-8 & 2-24 and Elise Daniell (Holmans), Ray Jeffery (Newlyn Trinity), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 15-10 & 17-12.
Cornwall's A Team's difficult season continued with a heavy defeat at the hands of Somerset by 8 points to 32 and 147 shots to 243. In the first session Cornwall scored a single point in the Singles with Ronnie Thomas drawing 11-11. The second session saw a win for Heidi Kerr, Betty Temple Smith & Keith Matthews in the Triples 16-9.
The afternoon saw Thomas again draw, this time 13-13, in the Singles and Glynn Roy & Alan Holden win 17-12 in the Pairs. The final session saw Meg Horrell, Graham Ford, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell win 10-9. The other game in the group saw Devon win 24 points to 16 at home to Dorset.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Mike Webster (Blisland) 6-23 & 8-18 and Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 11-11 & 13-13. Pairs:- Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Alan Holden (Landrake) 8-15 & 17-12 and Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) 7-17 & 10-13. Triples:- Carol Dodd (St Newlyn East), John Dodd (St Newlyn East) & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 4-15 & 4-23 and Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 16-9 & 9-16 Fours:- Meg Horrell (Withiel), Graham Ford (Ladock), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 5-20 & 10-9 and Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 8-13 & 11-16.
Cornwall are next in action on Sunday 12th November when they host Dorset at Carnmoggas.
County 2 Wood Singles On Saturday 37 bowlers took part in the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas split into two sessions of play. In the morning 17 players were drawn in 4 groups with the group winners straight through to finals day.
Keith Matthews (Blisland) beat Luke Jolly (Withiel) 12-11 in the last game to top Group One on 6 points +16 shots. Jolly & Callum Beale (Withiel) both finished on 4 +12. In Group Two Karen Watson (Saltash) came from behind with two maximum scores on the last two ends to beat Elise Daniell (Holmans) 11-10 and top the group with 6 +26, Daniell finished second with 4 +12.
Kevin Williams (Porthleven) and Mike Webster (Blisland) drew the final game in Group Three which saw Williams go through with 5 +19 just ahead of Webster's 5 +16. Richard Kerr (Landrake) topped Group Four with 5 +7 ahead of John Worton (St Newlyn East) 4 +17.
The afternoon saw 20 players drawn into 5 groups with the group winners and three best runners up going into a knockout round.
Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland) topped Group One with 6 +16 ahead of Nathan Waters (Withiel) on 3 -5. Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) topped Group Two 6 +11 ahead of Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) on 4 +12. Group Three was topped by Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) with 5 +18 ahead of Bob Smith (Porthleven) on 4 +3.
Howard McCormack (Penlee) topped Group Four 6 +11 after winning the deciding game 12-7 leaving Peter Hore (Holmans) second with 4 -2. Graham Reeves (Saltash) topped Group Five with 6 +28 ahead of David Topliffe (Bscastle) on 4 +18. The knockout round saw McCormack defeat Topliffe 13-10. Sleep won 12-8 against Smith. Reeves defeated Shorthouse 11-9 and Boraston took the final place at finals day with a 13-6 win against Temple-Smith.
This weekend a number of local bowlers travel to the Midlands to take part in the ESMBA Open Triples. Nigel Nicholls has a longer journey for his weekend's competition as he makes the trip to Norway for the latest Short Mat Players Tour event in Skein where he will be looking to further consolidate his claim for a place in next August's SMPT World Cup event. Nigel is drawn in Group 14