Sunday, 11 November 2018

Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association - News Release 11 November 2018


On Sunday Cornwall met Dorset at Carnmoggas for the fifth Inter County match for the group stages of this years competition. 

The Premier Team took an advantage in the first session winning three games, in the Singles Nigel Nicholls won 17-5 and James Smith won 22-7.  In the Pairs John Worton & Peter Hore won 15-6.  Dorset narrowed the gap in the second session with Cornwall taking three points from the Fours.  Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston & Luke Jolly won 9-8 and Richard Kerr, Chris Roberts, Neil Gribble & Callum Beale came back to draw 11-11.  At the halfway point in the match the Cornwall led 9-7.

The third session saw a Nicholls & Smith complete a clean sweep in the Singles with 17-11 and 19-11 wins respectively ensuring the bonus points.  The match score moving on to Cornwall 15 Dorset 13.  The final session saw Cornwall wrap up victory with wins in the Triples for Graham Reeves, Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams 10-9 and in the Fours Jolly 18-11 and Beale 27-5.  Cornwall took the Fours bonus points to take 8 from the session and the match win by 23 points to 17 and 211 shots to 184.

In the days other South West Group match Devon hosted leaders Somerset taking a 30 points to 10 win.  The latest points totals are Dorset 126, Cornwall 96, Devon 93 & Somerset 85.  The group stages conclude on Sunday 25th when Cornwall travel to the resurgent Devon and Somerset travel to Dorset.

Singles: Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 17-8 & 17-11; James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) 22-7 & 19-11
Pairs: Elise Daniell & Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity) 7-16 & 4-15; John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Peter Hore (Holmans) 15-6 & 8-17
Triples: Graham Reeves (Saltash), Mike Dyer & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 10-20 & 10-9; Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthews (Blisland) 9-11 & 8-18
Fours: Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 9-8 & 11-11; Richard Kerr (Landrake), Chris Roberts (Ladock), Neil Gribble (Landrake) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 18-11 & 27-5

In the A Team fixture Cornwall fell behind in the first session with only a single win in the Pairs for for David Topliffe & Sandra Worton 22-11.  Both Singles Ronnie Thomas and Mark Payne lost by a single shot each.  The second session saw points shared with Dorset taking both Triples and Cornwall both Fours, Meg Horrell, Heidi Kerr, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell winning 12-8 and Rose Dyer, Beryl Langsworthy, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey winning 10-6.  Cornwall trailed 6-10 at the halfway point in the match.

The third session saw Cornwall take two wins.  In the Singles won Thomas 14-8 and Pairs Des Pengelly & Alan Holden won 14-10.  The Singles bonus points were shared and Cornwall claimed the Pairs by a single shot.  The match score moving on to Cornwall 13 Somerset 15.  The final session saw the game points shared with Cornwall taking a win in both the Triples and Fours.  Lynn Smith, Mike Webster & Keith Williams winning 10-7 in the Triples and Davey's Four winning 21-6.  Cornwall took the Fours bonus points and Dorset the Triples.  The final match score a narrow defeat for Cornwall 19 points to 21 and 198 shots to 194.  With Somerset defeating Devon by 28 points to 12 in the days other match, Cornwall slip back to second in the South West Group.  The standing are now Somerset 113, Cornwall 109 points, Dorset 106, Devon 72.

Singles: Mark Payne (Penlee) 15-16 & 10-14; Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity) 13-14 & 14-8
Pairs: Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 22-11 & 11-15; Alan Holden & Des Pengelly (Landrake) 8-18 & 14-10
Triples: Lynn Smith (Praa Sands), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Keith Williams (Penlee) 8-14 & 10-7; Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Robert Smith (Praa Sands) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 8-14 & 9-18
Fours: Meg Horrell (Withiel), Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 12-8 & 13-15; Rose Dyer (Newlyn Trinity), Beryl Langsworthy (Penlee), Lynn Davey & Gary Davey (Landrake) 10-6 & 21-6

On Saturday the National Fours and Singles qualifiers were played at Carnmoggas.

In the Fours Newlyn Trinity's John Thomas, Mike Dyer, Kevin Williams & Nigel Nicholls claimed first place.  Second were Elise Daniell (Holmans), Luke Jolly (Withiel), Peter Hore (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel).  Third going to Howard McCormack (Penlee), Alan Parker (Penlee), Malcolm Daniels (Hayle) & Mark Payne (Penlee).

The Singles had sufficient entries for a group stage followed by a knockout competition.  In the Quarter Finals James Smith (Newlyn Trinity) won 13-11 against Callum Beale (Withiel), Peter Hore (Holmans) won 13-8 against Elise Daniell (Holmans), Luke Jolly (Withiel) won 13-5 against Nathan Waters (Withiel) and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) won 9-7 against Ronnie Thomas (Newlyn Trinity).  The Semi Finals saw Hore defeat Smith 11-2 and Nicholls defeat Jolly 11-9.  Hore won the Final 12-4 against Nicholls and Smith won the third place play off against Jolly.

This weekend James Smith lines up for England at the British Isles Championships in Carmarthen.

On Sunday locally the second round of Inter Area League matches will take place at Carnmoggas with teams of 20 representing each area.  North meet West and East meet Central.

Cornwall have been drawn into the Tamworth qualification round for the Inter County Rinks on Sunday 9th December where opponents will include Kent, Northamptonshire, Devon, Cheshire & Hertfordshire.

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 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
Sat 24 November - National Pairs & Triples Qualifiers @ Carnmoggas
Sun 25 November - Inter County Devon v Cornwall @ ISCA IBC and Dorset v Somerset @ Dorset Bowls Resort

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Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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