Sunday, 4 November 2018

Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association - News Release 4 November 2018


On Saturday 30 teams took part in the County Triples qualification competition at Carnmoggas chasing the 8 places in the County Finals.  Teams were split into seven groups with the group winners and best runner up qualifying for finals day.

Group One winners were the Landrake trio of Dennis Shorthouse, Richard Kerr & Neil Gribble with a score of 6 points +18 shots.  Praa Sands' Lyn & Robert Smith teamed up with St Ives' Frank Plummer to top Group Two with 5 +23 after drawing the final group game against St Newlyn East's Steve Smith, Sandra & John Worton who finished with 5 +18 to take the best runners up spot.  Newlyn Trinity's John Thomas, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams took the days best score with 6 +34 in Group Three.

Hayle's Malcolm Daniels teams with Penlee's Howard McCormack & Mark Payne to top Group Four with 5 +8.  Duloe's Martin Boraston, Caroline & Alan Trubshaw topped Group Five with 6 +32.  Blisland's Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews took Group Six with 6 +20.  Group Seven finished with Holman's Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore defeating last years winners Marazion's David Balow & Newlyn Trinity's Ray Jeffery & Nigel Nicholls 20-6 to finish with 6 +28.

On Sunday Cornwall met Somerset at Carnmoggas for the fourth Inter County match for the group stages.

The Premier Team shared the first session with 2 wins apiece with wins in the Singles for Nigel Nicholls 15-11 and James Smith 18-5.  The second session was also shared with Cornwall winning both Fours.  Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston & Luke Jolly 9-7 and Richard Kerr, Chris Roberts, Neil Gribble & Callum Beale 14-9.  At the halfway point in the match the points were shared 8-8.

The third session saw a solitary game point for Cornwall with a draw in the Pairs for John Worton & Peter Hore 12-12.  Cornwall held onto to the bonus points in the Singles to see the match score move onto Cornwall 11 Somerset 17.  Cornwall's Triples and Fours responded to the match situation in the final session winning all four games.  In the Triples Graham Reeves, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams took five on the last end to win 15-13 and Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews won 14-5.  In the Fours Jolly won 15-7 and Beale won 12-4.  Cornwall took the Fours bonus points to take 10 from the session and the match win by 21 points to 19 and 192 shots to 181.

In the days other South West Group match Devon hosted leaders Dorset with the visitors winning 22 points to 18.  The latest points totals are Dorset 109, Somerset 75, Cornwall 73 and Devon 63.  This coming Sunday Cornwall host Dorset at Carnmoggas whilst Devon host Somerset.  The final group fixtures are played on November 25th when Cornwall travel to Devon and Dorset host Somerset.

Singles: Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 15-11 & 8-20; James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 18-5 & 13-15
Pairs: Elise Daniell & David Studden (Holmans) 11-16 & 13-14; John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 7-13 & 12-12
Triples: Graham Reeves (Saltash), Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 8-14 & 15-13; Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 8-16 & 14-5
Fours: Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 9-7 & 15-7; Richard Kerr (Landrake), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 14-9 & 2-4

In the A Team fixture Cornwall took a 5-3 advantage in the first session.  In the Singles Ronnie Thomas won 18-8 & Mark Payne drew 12-12.  In the Pairs David Topliffe & Sandra Worton won 14-10.  Cornwall took all 8 points from the second session.  In the Triples Lyn Smith, Mike Webster & Keith Williams won 20-11 and Dianne Shorthouse, Bob Smith & Brenda Sleep won 15-8.  In the Fours Meg Horrell, Dennis Shorthouse, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell won 14-7 and Heidi Kerr, Beryl Langsworthy, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey won 18-3.  Cornwall led 13-3 at the halfway point in the match.

The third session saw Cornwall take three of the four games and both the Singles and Pairs bonus points.  In the Singles Payne won 17-8 and Thomas won 11-10.  In the Pairs Des Pengelly & Alan Holden won 16-9 to move the match score onto Cornwall 23 Somerset 5.  The final session saw the game points shared with Cornwall taking both the Triples and Fours bonus points.  Sleep's Triples won 15-7 and Horrell's Four won 17-3.  The final match score a win for Cornwall 31 points to 9 and 228 shots to 156.  The result moves Cornwall to the top of the South West Group after Devon won 22-18 at home to Dorset in the days other match.  The standing are now Cornwall 90 points, Somerset 85, Dorset 85, Devon 60.

Singles: Mark Payne (Penlee) 12-12 & 17-8; Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 18-8 & 11-10
Pairs: Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 14-10 & 16-18; Alan Holden & Des Pengelly (Landrake) 11-18 & 16-9 
Triples: Lynn Smith (Praa Sands), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Keith Williams (Penlee) 20-11 & 8-13; Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Robert Smith (Praa Sands) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 15-8 & 15-7
Fours: Meg Horrell (Withiel), Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 14-7 & 17-3; Heidi Kerr (Landrake),Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee), Lynn Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) 18-3 & 6-11

On Saturday the National Fours and Singles qualifiers will be played 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 10 November - National Fours & Singles Qualifier @ Carnmoggas
Sun 11 November - Inter County Championship v Dorset @ Carnmoggas
Sat 17 November - British Isles Championship @ Carmarthen
Sun 18 November - British Isles Championship @ Carmarthen
Sun 18 November - Inter Area League (N v W & C v E) @ Carnmoggas

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Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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