Sunday, 7 October 2018

Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association - News Release 7 October 2018

NEWS RELEASE 7 October 2018

On Sunday Cornwall faced Devon at Carnmoggas in the second round of ESMBA Inter County Championship group matches.

In the Premier fixture Cornwall won three of the four games in the first session.  In the Singles Callum Beale 18-7, in the Pairs Elise Daniell & David Studden 15-10 and John Worton & Chris Roberts 12-11.  Cornwall took a further three wins in the second session to move into a 12-4 lead at the lunch break.  The points scored by Mike Dyer, Kevin Williams & Nigel Nicholls 15-13 and Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews 12-11 in the Triples and Graham Reeves, Martin Boraston, Luke Jolly & Peter Hore 11-7 in the Fours.

The third session was shared with Cornwall taking both Pairs, Daniel & Studden 21-3 and Worton & Roberts 13-11 comfortably taking the bonus points.  With both Singles losing Devon took the bonus points leaving Cornwall 18-10 in front with a session to play.  The final session was also shared with Temple-Smith, Burden & Matthews winning 14-5 in the Triples and Reeves, Boraston, Jolly & Hore winning 23-2 in the Fours.  Cornwall took the bonus points in both disciplines for a final match score of Cornwall 26 points 206 shots Devon 14 points 183 shots.

Dorset won 24-16 away to Somerset to lead the table with 55 points, Cornwall second on 44, Somerset third on 38 and Devon fourth on 23.

Singles: Callum Beale (Withiel) 18-7 & 6-25; James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 8-17 & 14-17
Pairs: Elise Daniell & David Studden (Holmans) 15-10 & 21-3; John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 12-11 & 13-11
Triples: Mike Dyer, Kevin Williams & Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 15-13 & 7-13; Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 12-11 & 14-5
Fours: Graham Reeves (Saltash), Martin Boraston (Duloe), Luke Jolly (Withiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 11-7 & 23-2; Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Keith Williams (Penlee), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) 9-14 & 8-17

The A Team fixture saw Cornwall take 5 points from the first session.  Mark Payne (Penlee) drew 14-14 in Singles and both Pairs won, Sandra Worton & David Topliffe 16-8 and Alan Holden & Des Pengelly 15-11.  The second session saw points shared with Cornwall winning a game in both Triples and Fours.  Lynn Smith, Mike Webster & Neil Gribble 12-8 and Rose Dyer, Beryl Langsworthy, Lynn Davey & Gary Davey 11-6.  Cornwall lead 9-7 at the lunch break.

A dominant third session saw Cornwall take all 8 game points and 4 bonus points on offer.  In the Singles Payne won 14-12 and Ronnie Thomas 24-8.  In the Pairs Worton & Topliffe won 15-7 and Holden & Pengelly 15-9.

The final session saw points shared with Cornwall again winning a game in both Triples and Fours.  Dianne Shorthouse, Bob Smith & Brenda Sleep 20-7 and Meg Horrell, Heidi Kerr, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell 12-4.  The bonus points were shared with Cornwall taking the Triples and Devon the Fours for a final match score of Cornwall 27 points 205 shots Devon 13 points 169 shots.

Somerset recorded a big win at home to Dorset, 32-8, to lead the table with  on 56 points, Cornwall and Dorset on 43 points and Devon fourth on 18.

Singles: Mark Payne (Penlee) 14-14 & 14-12; Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 11-14 & 24-8
Pairs: Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 16-8 & 15-7; Alan Holden & Des Pengelly (Landrake) 15-11 & 15-9
Triples: Lynn Smith (Praa Sands), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 12-8 & 6-15; Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Bob Smith (Praa Sands) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 7-14 & 20-7
Fours: Meg Horrell (Withiel), Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 6-20 & 12-4; Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee), Lynn Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) 11-6 & 7-12

Cornwall are back in action this Sunday with a trip to Bere Regis to take on Dorset.

On Saturday 11 teams competed in a combined County Championship and National Championship qualifier at Carnmoggas.

For the National Championship Qualifier the three teams entered were drawn together in Group One where Elise Daniell (Holmans), Karen Watson (Saltash), Callum Beale (Withiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans) topping the group with 6 points +18 shots.  2nd were Alan Holden, Des Pengelly (Landrake), Yolanda Featherstone & Dot Nunn (Saltash Kernow) on 4 -8.  Group Two was topped by Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee), Rose Dyer, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) on 4 +10 with Dianne Shorthouse, Dennis Shorthouse, John Worton & Sandra Worton second on 2 +5.  Group Three was topped by Diane Williams, David Langsworthy, Gillian Waters & Martin Williams (Penlee) on 3 +12 with Betty Temple-Smith (Blisland), Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls), Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) on 3 +7.

In the semi-finals Hore defeated Kevin Williams 10-5 and Martin Williams defeated Holden 10-3  Williams won the final 8-6 against Hore who was forced to play the later stages of the County Championship with just three players.

On Saturday 37 bowlers are entered into the County Two Wood Singles with 19 playing in the morning and 18 in the afternoon at Carnmoggas.

The County Evening League program is underway and continually updated league tables for each division can be accessed from the following links.

We have added new functionality to the website to enable media organisations to download league match results within a defined date range to suit production deadline.  This can be found at

West Premier -
West Division One -
Central Premier -
Central Division One -
East Premier -
East Division One -

Sat 13 October - County 2 Wood Singles @ Carnmoggas
Sun 14 October - Inter County v Dorset @ Bere Regis
Sun 21 October - County 2 Wood Pairs @ Carnmoggas

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Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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