Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 29 December 2017
Cornwall's Short Mat Bowlers will be straight back into competitive action on the first weekend of January with 18 teams taking part in the County Fours on Saturday 6th and the County Premier and A Teams travelling to Dorset on Sunday 7th for the final group match of the season.
Cornwall's Premier Team need a minimum of 11 points from the 40 available to take top spot in the group and hopefully avoid a preliminary round match in the knockout stages as they look to at least match last years acheivement of reaching the final. 26 points for Cornwall's A Team will see them overhaul Dorset for 3rd place.
Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) goes into the tournament looking to build on his current 4th place in the Order of Merit and is drawn in Group 6 where he will face fellow local bowler Elise Daniell (Holmans) along with Angela Roberts (ENG), Mike Clancy (ENG), Jack Pye (ENG) & Gunnar Frantzen (DEN). Karen Watson (Saltash) faces Armin Stoll (CAN), Jimmy Broatch (SCO), Amir Javid (UAE), Ed Sawbridge (ENG) & Dave Woods (ENG) in Group 9. Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake) faces Paul Cairnduff (NIR), Gary Stewart (SCO), Eva Nelson (SWE), Joel Hager (SWE) & Malcolm Sheen (ENG).
Peter Hore (Holmans) faces a tough draw in Group 15 where he faces Dom Reed (ENG), Chris Hopkins (ENG), Peter Roberts (ENG), Mike Jones (ENG) & Martin Grange (ENG). Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) & Callum Beale (Withiel) are drawn to face each other in Group 16 where they are joined by Chris Coates (ENG), Tony Ealham (ENG), Bent Nielsen (DEN) & Steven Duncan (IoM).
The SMPT will provide a comprehensive results service throughout the event with game scores and links to players results available here.
In the West Area Newlynn Trinity Jowsters lead the way with a 10 point gap over Holmans who in turn have a further 10 point gap ahead of Porthleven Fisherfolk. Withiel Oaks are 8 points ahead of Truro City Golds in the Central area with Ladock Chiefs and Ladock Braves a further 2 points behind. Dobwalls lead the East Area by a point from Landrake and Saltash Whites. Blisland lead the way in the North with a 5 point lead over Boscastle, Lanteglos Reds and Wadebridge A.
ENDS Nicholas Truscott Press and Promotions Officer CCSMBA
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