Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 26 November 2017
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall faced Devon in the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.
Cornwall started the Premier Team match well taking three wins in the first session. Nigel Nicholls 16-7 in the Singles and in the Pairs David Balow & David Studden and Martin Boraston & Gill Cawrse 15-13 and 17-11 respectively. The second session Cornwall take another three wins to lead 12-4 at the lunch break, Bob Banks, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams 12-7 in the Triples and in the Fours Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Neil Gribble & Luke Jolly 20-14 and Ray Jeffery, Elise Daniell, Percy Tripp & Callum Beale 16-7.
Cornwall continued to dominate the the match in the third session taking ten of the twelve points on offer. Nicholls 14-5 and Peter Hore 14-14 in the Singles saw the bonus points shared. In the Pairs Balow & Studden 12-10 and Boraston & Cawrse 20-13 completed a clean sweep of the points on offer.
The final session saw Cornwall take another ten points. John Worton, Keith Williams & Chris Roberts 18-6 and Banks, Dyer & Williams 16-9 saw the Triples secure the bonus points. In the Fours Jeffery, Daniell, Tripp & Beale's 15-8 saw the bonus points secured with the final match result was Cornwall 32 points 218 shots Devon 8 points 179 shots. In the days other match in the group Dorset defeated Somerset 24-16.
Cornwall have moved in to top spot on 123 points, Somerset have 119 but have completed there matches, Dorset have 104 and Devon have finished on 94. 11 points from the final match away to Dorset on 7th January at the Dorset Bowls Resort will secure the top spot.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 16-7 & 14-5 and Peter Hore (Holmans) 6-24 & 14-14. Pairs:- David Balow (Marazion) & David Studden (Holmans) 15-13 & 12-10 and Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) 17-11 & 20-13. Triples:- John Worton (St Newlyn East), Keith Williams (Penlee) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 6-14 & 18-6 and Bob Banks (Boscastle), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 12-7 & 16-9. Fours:- Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 20-14 & 1-17 and Elise Daniell (Holmans), Ray Jeffery (Newlyn Trinity), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 16-7 & 15-8.
Cornwall's A Team shared the first session with wins in the Pairs for Glynn Roy & Alan Holden 18-10 and Des Pengelly & Sandra Worton 14-12. The second session saw only one win for Cornwall with Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews winning 23-3 in the Triples. Cornwall trailed 6-10 at the lunch break.
The third session saw wins for Dennis Shorthouse 14-9 in the Singles and Roy & Holden 16-8 in the Pairs. Cornwall took the Pairs bonus points and Devon the Singles to leave the match score 12-16 in Devon's favour. Cornwall found form in the final session taking ten of the twelve points on offer to secure the match win. In the Triples Heidi Kerr, David Topliffe & Mike Webster's 15-5 helped to secure the the bonus points. In the Fours Meg Horrell, Nathan Waters, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell and Rose Dyer, John Dodd, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey won 11-8 & 15-8 respectively to secure the Fours bonus points. The final match score Cornwall 22 point 198 shots Devon 18 points 196 shots.
In the table Somerset will finish top with 148 points and Devon are second on 130 points, neither can be overhauled by Dorset who lie third on 86 points or Cornwall fourth on 76 points. Cornwall need a season's best 26 points to overhaul Dorset for third in the final match of the season on 7th January at the Dorset Bowls Resort.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 13-17 & 14-9 and Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 8-20 & 9-23. Pairs:- Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Alan Holden (Landrake) 18-10 & 16-8 and Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) 14-12 & 11-15. Triples:- Heidi Kerr (Landrake), David Topliffe (Boscastle) & Mike Webster (Blisland) 7-27 & 15-5 and Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland), Max Burden (Blisland) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 23-3 & 11-12. Fours:- Meg Horrell (Withiel), Nathan Waters (Blisland), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 7-11 & 11-8 and Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), John Dodd (St Newlyn East), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 6-8 & 15-8.
National Championship Qualifiers On Saturday the remaining National Championship Qualifiers were played at Carnmoggas.
The Fours were played in a Round Robin format with the deciding game seeing Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), Luke Jolly (Withiel) and Callum Beale (Withiel) defeating Elise Daniell (Holmans), David Studden (Holmans), Karen Watson (Saltash) and Peter Hore (Holmans) to top the group, leaving Hore's rink in second. Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), John Worton (St Newlyn East), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) and Kevin Williams (Porthleven) finished in third place.
With only two entries in the Mixed Fours this was a straight play off with Daniell, Studden, Watson & Peter Hore always in control against Lynne Davey (Landrake), Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) and Gary Davey (Landrake), winning 18-1 over 7 ends.
In the Singles, the Semi Finals saw Watson beat Boraston 12-6, while Beale opened up a 7-1 lead against Nicholls, going on to win 9-4. In the final Watson beat Beale 8-6 and in the third place playoff Nicholls won 7-6.
Cornwall now await to here how many spots have been allocated in each discipline at the Championships.
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 19 November 2017
British Isles Championships The British Isles Championships were held over the weekend at Shaw's Bridge Stadium in Belfast, Ireland. James Smith (Lostwithiel) was the sole locally registered bowler in the England Premier team lining up with Oxfordshire's Gareth Davies and West Midlands Alan Jones & Chris Willies in the Team competition won by Ireland with 12 points and +68 shots with England second on 8 +18, Wales third on 6 +34 and Scotland failing to score with 0 -110. Scores v Wales 40-36 overall (James's rink 7-12), v Ireland 27-40 (11-6), v Scotland 45-31 (8-7), v Wales 42-39 (12-8), v Ireland 36-41 (8-13) & v Scotland 50-35 (13-12)
In the A Team competitions David Studden (Holmans) was unable to defend the Pairs title won 12 months ago with a new partner, West Midland's Phil Warr. Having got off to a good start with a 27-13 win against Scotland a narrow 12-14 defeat to Wales and 12-19 defeat against Ireland left the pairing in third place, with Wales taking the title, the only one not claimed by Ireland over the weekend.
Elise Daniell (Holmans) and Luke Jolly (Withiel) were teamed with Gloucestershire's Vincent Odornihan in the Triples. A heavy 12-24 defeat against Wales was followed by a comprehensive 26-5 win against Scotland but defeat on the final game to Ireland 11-19 left them in third place, with Ireland taking the title.
Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) played in the Fours with Essex's Anthony Fautley, West Sussex's Richard Jeffery and Hampshire's Nadine Bailey. A 7-9 defeat against Wales was followed by a 6-24 defeat to Ireland. A win in the final game against Scotland 16-10 saw them avoid the wooden spoon finishing third with Ireland taking the title.
Peter Hore (Holmans) was the only local bowler in the team competition playing with Dorset's Sam Harvey & Alex Kley and Gloucestershire's Ollie Hipkiss. England finished second on 8 points +45 shots to Ireland on 12 +107. Scores v Wales 52-23 (20-3), v Scotland 43-31 (7-7), v Ireland 27-41 (4-11), v Wales 37-33 (11-8), v Scotland 48-28 (12-10) & v Ireland 26-48 (5-15).
Inter Area League On Sunday Carnmoggas hosted the second round of Inter Area League fixtures with North and West playing out a 20 points each and 162 to 163 shots result. In the other match East won by 27 points and 177 shots to Central's 13 points and 194 shots.
National Championship Qualifiers On Saturday the remaining National Championship Qualifiers will be played at Carnmoggas when the qualifiers for the Singles, Fours and Mixed Fours will be decided.
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall face Devon at Carnmoggas in the Inter County Championship in a match that Cornwall's Premier Team must win if they are to keep up their chase of a place in the ICC Knock-Outs. Somerset lead the Premier group on 103 points from 5 matches with Cornwall second on 91 from 4, Devon third on 86 from 5 and Dorset fourth on 80 from 4.
With the A Team unlikely to reach end of season knockouts they will be looking to build on the positive result against Dorset last time out. In the table Somerset lead the way on 125 points from 5 games, Devon sit second on 113 from 5, Dorset are third on 69 from 4 and Cornwall are fourth on 54 from 4.
Dorset host Somerset on Sunday at the Dorset Bowls Resort. This weekend Fixtures will complete the group stages for Somerset and Devon leaving Cornwall and Dorset knowing exactly what they need to do when the meet for the final group game on Sunday 7th January at the Dorset Bowls Resort.