Sunday, 14 October 2018

Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association - News Release 14 October 2018

NEWS RELEASE 14 October 2018

On Sunday Cornwall travelled to the Dorset Bowls Resort at Bere Regis to take on Dorset in the third round of ESMBA Inter County Championship group matches.

In the Premier fixture Cornwall endured a disappointing day against a Dorset team that are averaging 29 out of a possible 40 points a match so far this season.

Cornwall won just 4 of the 16 games throughout the day with the final score Dorset 32 points 214 shots Cornwall 8 points 146 shots.  Cornwall's points scored by a James Smith in the Singles winning both his games 14-10 and 14-8.  Ray Jeffery, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams won their morning Triples 13-8 and Dennis Shorthouse, Richard Kerr, Neil Gribble & Callum Beale won their afternoon Fours 8-6.  Dorset took all the bonus points from the match.  

In the day's other match in Cornwall's group Devon bounced back from their disappointing opening results to win 22-18 away to Somerset.  Dorset are now 31 points clear on 87 points with Somerset second on 56, Cornwall third on 52 and Devon fourth on 45.

Scores (Dorset first)
Singles: Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity)17-9 & 17-9; James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 10-14 & 8-14
Pairs: Elise Daniell & David Studden (Holmans) 17-9 & 18-7; John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 11-7 & 15-12
Triples: Ray Jeffery, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 8-13 & 13-8; Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 19-7 & 16-9
Fours: Graham Reeves (Saltash), Martin Boraston (Duloe), Luke Jolly (Withiel) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 14-8 & 10-6; Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 15-6 & 6-8

The A Team fixture saw Cornwall take 3 points from the first session.  Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) won 18-8 in Singles and Worton & David Topliffe drew 11-11 in the Pairs.  The second session saw Cornwall take another 3 points with Dianne Shorthouse, Bob Smith & Brenda Sleep drawing 11-11 in the Triples and Heidi Kerr, Nathan Waters, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell winning 11-8.  Cornwall trailed 6-10 at the lunch break.

Cornwall failed to claim a game point in the afternoon Singles and Pairs but did hold onto the Singles bonus points to move the score to 8-18 in Dorset's favour.  The final session saw Cornwall win on three mats.  In the Triples Lynn Smith, Mike Webster & Keith Williams and Dianne Shorthouse, Bob Smith & Brenda Sleep won 21-7 & 10-7 respectively.  Heidi Kerr, Nathan Waters, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell won 12-10.  The bonus points were shared with Cornwall taking the Triples and Dorset the Fours for a final match score of Dorset 24 points 181 shots Cornwall 16 points 176 shots.

Somerset drew the other match in the group with Devon 20-20 to continue to lead the table on 76 points, Dorset move into second with 67 points, Cornwall are now third on 59 points and Devon fourth on 38.

Scores (Dorset first)
Singles: Mark Payne (Penlee) 14-11 & 12-10; Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 8-18 & 14-12
Pairs: Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 11-11 & 11-9; Alan Holden & Des Pengelly (Landrake) 15-14 & 19-6
Triples: Lynn Smith (Praa Sands), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Keith Williams (Penlee) 12-9 & 4-21; Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Bob Smith (Praa Sands) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 11-11 & 7-10
Fours: Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Nathan Waters (Withiel), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 8-11 & 10-12; David Langsworthy, Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee), Lynn Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) 12-5 & 13-6

The Inter County Championship takes a three week break with Cornwall next in action on Sunday 4th November when they host Somerset at Carnmoggas.

On Saturday 33 bowlers competed over two session for one of eight places in the Finals of the County Two Wood Singles.

From the morning session David Topliffe (Boscastle) qualified from Group One with 6 pts + 26 shots, Graham Reeves (Saltash) topped Group Two with 6 +22.  Alan Holden (Landrake) came through Group Three with 6 +19 and Callum Beale (Withiel) topped Group Four with 4 +9.  The afternoon session saw Des Pengelly (Landrake) top Group One with 6 +7.  Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) topped Group Two with 5 +20, Tony Smith (Luxulyan) came through Group Three on 4 +15 and Bob Banks (Boscastle) took the final spot with 4 +6 in Group Four.

The finalists will compete for the county title back at Carnmoggas on Sat 9th March.

On Sunday 30 pairs will compete at Carnmoggas for the eight places in the County FInals for the County Two Wood Pairs.

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 -

Sun 21 October - County 2 Wood Pairs @ Carnmoggas
Sat 27 October - Short Mat Players Tour - Norwegian Open
Sun 28 October - Short Mat Players Tour - Norwegian Open
Sat 3 November - County Triples @ Carnmoggas
Sun 4 November - Inter County Championship v Somerset @ Carnmoggas

A new mailing list has been established for distributing news from the Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association.  Please subscribe by following this link to keep up to date with the latest news from the CCSMBA. 

Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

No comments: