NCornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 12 November 2017
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall faced Dorset in the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.
Cornwall came through a tight first session of the Premier Team match with three wins out of four in the first session. Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore winning 15-12 and 15-14 respectively in the Singles and Martin Boraston & Gill Cawrse winning 14-9 in the Pairs. The second session saw Dorset take clean sweep in the Triples and Fours to lead 10-6 at the lunch break.
Cornwall turned the match around during the afternoon sessions going unbeaten winning seven and drawing one game. The third session saw Nicholls win 13-11 and Hore draw 11-11 in the Singles. In the Pairs David Balow & David Studden won 14-8 and Boraston & Cawrse won 15-7. Cornwall took the bonus points in both disciplines to take 11 out of 12 points from the session to lead 17-11.
The final session saw Cornwall win all four mats but miss out on the both the Triples & Fours bonus points. In the Triples John Worton, Keith Williams & Chris Roberts won 12-11 and Bob Banks, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams won 13-10. In the Fours Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Nicholas Truscott & Luke Jolly won 16-12 and Elise Daniell, Ray Jeffery, Percy Tripp & Callum Beale won 11-8. The final match result Cornwall 25 points 195 shots Dorset 15 points 183 shots. In the other match in the group Somerset defeated Devon 23-17. Somerset lead the group on 103 points from 5 matches, Cornwall move into second on 91 from 4, Devon third on 86 from 5 and Dorset fourth on 80 from 4.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 15-12 & 13-11 and Peter Hore (Holmans) 15-14 & 11-11. Pairs:- David Balow (Marazion) & David Studden (Holmans) 9-10 & 14-8 and Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) 14-9 & 15-7. Triples:- John Worton (St Newlyn East), Keith Williams (Penlee) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 12-16 & 12-11 and Bob Banks (Boscastle), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 11-12 & 13-10. Fours:- Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 7-14 & 16-12 and Elise Daniell (Holmans), Ray Jeffery (Newlyn Trinity), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 7-18 & 11-8.
Cornwall's A Team have suffered a difficult season so far with only 32 points to show from the first three matches of the season.
The first session saw Dorset take the upper hand with only Ronnie Thomas scoring for Cornwall with an 18-9 win in the singles. The second session saw Cornwall recover to level the match score at 8-8 at the lunch break. For Cornwall Betty Temple-Smith, Mike Webster & Keith Matthews won 11-10 in the Triples and in the Fours Meg Horrell, Nathan Waters, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell won 10-9 and Rose Dyer, John Dodd, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey won 12-4.
The afternoon Singles and Pairs saw points shared. In the Singles Thomas won 10-8 and Cornwall secured the bonus points. In the Pairs Glynn Roy & Alan Holden won 16-11 but Dorset took the bonus points to leave the match tied 14 apiece going into the last session. Cornwall took eight points from the final session to secure the match win. In the Triples Heidi Kerr, Graham Ford & Brian Wakeley won 12-10 but Dorset took the bonus points. In the Fours Horrell won 10-8 and Davey won 10-6 also securing the bonus points. The final match score Cornwall 22 points 176 shots Dorset 18 points 191 shots. The days other match saw Somerset defeat Devon 25-15. 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.
Cornwall are back in action on the 26th November when Devon are the visitors to Carnmoggas whilst Dorset host Somerset on the same day. Cornwall and Dorset will then complete there fixtures on 7th January when they face each other at the Dorset Bowls Resort.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 13-14 & 9-12 and Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 18-9 & 10-8. Pairs:- Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Alan Holden (Landrake) 9-17 & 16-11 and Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) 14-17 & 6-17. Triples:- Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Graham Ford (Ladock) & Brian Wakeley (Ladock) 5-25 & 12-10 and Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 11-10 & 11-14. Fours:- Meg Horrell (Withiel), Nathan Waters (Blisland), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 10-9 & 10-8 and Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), John Dodd (St Newlyn East), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 12-4 & 10-6.
National Championship Qualifiers On Saturday the first of two days of National Championship Qualifiers were played at Carnmoggas.
The top three in each discipline were
Pairs 1st Gary Davey (Landrake) & Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), 2nd Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Luke Jolly (Withiel), 3rd Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Mark Payne (Penlee).
Triples 1st Kevin Williams (Porthleven), Mike Dyer & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity), 2nd Elise Daniell, Luke Jolly & Callum Beale (Withiel), 3rd Martin Boraston, Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) & Gary Davey
Over 55 Pairs 1st John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Chris Roberts, 2nd Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams, 3rd Mark Payne & Nigel Nicholls
British Isles Championships The British Isles Championships take place this weekend in Ireland. James Smith (Lostwithiel) is 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.
The remainder of Cornwall's England squad members will play in the A team championships. David Studden (Holmans) defends the Pairs title won 12 months ago with a new partner, West Midland's Phil Warr. Elise Daniell (Holmans) and Luke Jolly (Withiel) are teamed with Gloucestershire's Vincent Dornan in the Triples. Gillian Cawrse (Lostwithiel) plays in the Fours with Essex's Anthony Fautley, West Sussex's Richard Jeffery and Hampshire's Nadine Bailey. Peter Hore (Holmans) is the only local bowler in the team competition playing with Dorset's Sam Harvey & Alex Kley and Gloucestershire's Ollie Hipkiss.
Inter Area League On Sunday Carnmoggas hosts the second round of Inter Area League fixtures with North against West and Central against East.