CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE 12 APRIL 2019
Day Two of the English National Short Mat Bowling Association National Championship saw the Cornwall pairing of Nigel Nicholls and James Smith finish runners up losing to Cheshire's Matty Worden & Paul Clegg.
The pair came through the group stages unbeaten with a +37 shot difference. Round Two saw them ease past East Sussex pairing of Nigel Froud & John Loran 14-2. Round Three opposition came from West Midland's Adam Easthope & Nathan Caines who were defeated 13-7. Moving into the Quarter Finals a 9-5 win against Hampshire's Stephen Buckett & Alistair Mccrea set up a Semi Final against Dorset's Alex Kley and Tom Perris where an extra end was needed to win a place in the final with a 10-9 scoreline.
In the final the Cheshire pairing gradually increased the lead as the match went on to eventually win 11-6.
Nigel is in action again on Saturday when he joins Newlyn Trinity team mates John Thomas, Mike Dyer and Kevin Williams in the Fours. The championships conclude on Sunday with the Triples when Nigel and James are joined by David Studden in one triple and Peter Hore joins John and Mike in a second Triple.
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