Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 7 January 2018
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall travelled to Dorset to face Dorset in the final ESMBA Inter County Championship match of the group game of the season at the Dorset Bowls Resort, Bere Regis.
Needing 11 points to secure top spot in the group and a likely bye into the Quarter Finals of the knockout stages, Cornwall's Premier Team scored just that.
The first session saw Cornwall only score two points, a win in the Pairs for Martin Boraston & Gill Cawrse 13-11. The second session saw points shared with Bob Banks, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams winning 15-10 in the Triples and Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Nicholas Truscott & Luke Jolly winning 16-10 in the Fours. Dorset led the match 10-6 at the halfway point.
In the afternoon Cornwall scored three points in the Singles and Pairs, Nigel Nicholls drawing 9-9 in the Singles and David Balow & David Studden winning 16-14 in the Pairs. Cornwall went into the last session of the match trailing 9-19 and still needing two points to secure top spot in the group. It was the Four of Ray Jeffery, Elise Daniell, Percy Tripp & Callum Beale who secured the required points winning 11-6 in the Fours. Dorset won the match 29 points to 11 and 208 shots to 166.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 10-13 & 9-9 and Peter Hore (Holmans) 8-17 & 14-16. Pairs:- David Balow (Marazion) & David Studden (Holmans) 13-8 & 16-14 and Martin Boraston (East Taphouse) & Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel) 13-11 & 9-14. Triples:- John Worton (St Newlyn East), Keith Williams (Penlee) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 7-14 & 12-16 and Bob Banks (Boscastle), Mike Dyer (Newlyn Trinity) & Kevin Williams (Porthleven) 15-10 & 7-14. Fours:- Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 16-10 & 4-23 and Elise Daniell (Holmans), Ray Jeffery (Newlyn Trinity), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 7-8 & 11-6.
Cornwall's A Team shared the first session with wins for Dennis Shorthouse in the Singles 15-12 and Glynn Roy & Alan Holden 16-10. The second session was again shared with wins for Sheila Hodge, Mike Webster & David Topliffe 12-11 in the Triples Meg Horrell, Nathan Waters, Brenda Sleep & Ken Horrell 10-7 in the Fours. The match was tied 8-8 at the halfway point.
The third session saw Dorset seize the initiative in the match taking seven of the eight game points and the bonus points for Singles and Pairs. Cornwall's only point of the session scored by Shorthouse with a 10-10 draw. The final session saw Cornwall win on three mats, in the Triples Topliffe won 14-11 and Heidi Kerr, Betty Temple-Smith & Tony Jago 17-12. In the Fours Rose Dyer, Dianne Shorthouse, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey won 11-9. Dorset took the bonus points in both disciplines. The final match score Dorset 25 points 207 shots Cornwall 15 points 167 shots.
Individual Scores (Cornwall First) Singles:- Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 15-12 & 10-10 and Graham Ford (Ladock) 8-19 & 9-14. Pairs:- Glynn Roy (Withiel) & Alan Holden (Landrake) 16-10 & 8-16 and Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) 4-20 & 14-16. Triples:- Sheila Hodge (Liskeard), Mike Webster (Blisland) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 12-11 & 14-11 and Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland), Tony Jago (Ladock) 6-16 & 17-12. Fours:- Meg Horrell (Withiel), Nathan Waters (Blisland), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 10-7 & 5-15 and Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 8-9 & 11-9.
County Fours On Saturday 18 teams competed in the qualifying competition for the County Fours at Carnmoggas.
Drawn into four groups the top two teams from each group progress to the finals.
In Group One Elise Daniell (Holmans), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Callum Beale (Withiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans) topped the group with 6 points +12 shots, Robert Rawlings, Lynette Golledge, Brenda Sleep & John Worth (Dobwalls) took second with 4 +12. Lynn Smith, Paul Murphy, Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Frank Plummer topped Group Two with 6 +12 with Martin Boraston (East Taphouse), Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel), Lynne & Gary Davey (Landrake) second on 4 +9.
Group Three was topped by Heidi & Richard Kerr and Dianne & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) with 4 +2 with Keith Williams, Mike Richards, David & Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee) second with 4 +/-0. In the final group Howard McCormack, Nigel Jelbert (Penlee), Malcolm Daniels (Hayle) & Mark Payne (Penlee) topped the group with 4 +13 with Betty Temple-Smith, Mike Webster, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) second on 4 +10.
Short Mat Players Tour British Open This coming weekend a number of local bowlers will be travelling to York to compete in the latest Short Mat Players Tour event, the British Open.
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). Nigel's first game at 09.00 on Saturday has been scheduled for the show mat with live scoring on the SMPT website and possible live video via the Facebook live.
Karen Watson (Saltash) making here SMPT debut faces Armin Stoll (CAN), Jimmy Broatch (SCO), Ed Sawbridge (ENG), Steve Burrows (ENG) & TBAin Group 9. Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake) faces Paul Cairnduff (NIR), Gary Stewart (SCO), Eva Nelson (SWE), Joel Hager (SWE) & Malcolm Sheen (ENG) in Group 10.
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 Durcan (IoM).
The SMPT will provide a comprehensive results service throughout the event with game scores and links to players results available here.