Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association News Release - 11 March 2018
Inter County Championship On Sunday Cornwall faced West Midlands in the re-arranged semi finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship at Daventry Indoor Bowling Club.
West Midlands won three of the four games in the first session with Elise Daniel and David Studden providing the only win for Cornwall. The second session proved better for Cornwall with wins for Bob Banks, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams in the Triples and Glynn Roy, Nicholas Truscott, Luke Jolly & Callum Beale and Dennis Shorthouse, Graham Reeve, Richard Kerr & Percy Tripp in the Fours to level the tie 8 points apiece.
Cornwall only won one more game in the match, Nigel Nicholls in the afternoon singles as West Midlands went on to win the match by 30 points to 10 ending Cornwall's run in this years competition.
West Midlands will face Norfolk who defeated Dorset 21-19 in the final on the re-arranged date of 22nd April at Tamworth. Devon & Somerset will contest the A Team final on the same date after defeating Essex and West Midlands respectively.
Short Mat v Long Mat Challenge On Saturday at Carnmoggas a team of short mat bowlers took on a team long mat bowlers over 10 ends of each format. Short Mat were the eventual winners by some margin.
World Championships Holman's bowler Peter Hore travels to Sweden this weekend in a bid to defend the World Pairs title he won in Manchester in 2016. He will be partnered by Norfolk's David Lamb this time around.
The full team is Singles - Gary Best (Norfolk) and Bronagh Toleman (North Yorks) Pairs - Sam Harvey & Emily Thomas (Dorset) and Peter Hore (Cornwall) & David Lamb (Norfolk) Triples - Adam Smith (Cheshire), Ryan Knight (Gloucestershire) & Danny Langdon (North Yorks) and Ross Dunkley, Craig Strong & Adam Easthope (West Midlands) Fours - Lee Toleman (North Yorks), Anthony Fautley (Essex), Lawrence Moffat (North Yorks & Paul Pomeroy (Devon) and Chris Willies (West Midlands), Dominic Reed (Essex), Alan Jones (West Midlands) & Gareth Davies (Oxfordshire).
Inter Area Match Locally on Sunday Carnmoggas hosts the Inter Area Match in which teams of 32 representing each area play across eight rinks over six sessions.