Sunday, 13 October 2019


News Release 13 October 2019

On Sunday faced Devon in there first home match of this season's ESMBA Inter County Championship.  The Premier Team coming of the back of a win away to Somerset were looking for a good result against their cross border opposition.  The first session of Singles and Pairs was shared 4 points each with wins for Nigel Nicholls in the Singles (18-9) and Elise Daniell & Callum Beale in the Pairs (22-6).  The second session saw Devon take a 5-3 advantage, Cornwall's points scored by Dennis Shorthouse, Lynne Davey & Gary Davey in the Triples (19-3) and Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Chris Roberts & Neil Gribble in the Fours (9-9).

The third session proved decisive to the outcome of the match with Cornwall taking 10 of the 12 points on offer.  Wins for Peter Hore in the Singles (11-9), Daniell & Beale(13-11) and John Worton & David Studden (22-5) in the Pairs saw Cornwall also collect the bonus points in both disciplines.  The final session saw Cornwall secure the match win with wins for Percy Tripp, Sandra Worton & Kevin Williams in the Triples (14-7) and Reeves, Kerr, Roberts & Gribble in the Fours (14-7) with the Triples bonus points also secured the final match score Cornwall 23 points 203 shots Devon 17 points 163 shots.

Premier Team Scores
Singles - Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 18-9 & 7-14, Peter Hore (Holmans) 9-12 & 11-9
Pairs - Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 22-6 & 13-11, John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 13-15 & 22-5
Triples - Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 10-14 & 14-7, Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 19-3 & 6-17
Fours - Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 5-12 & 11-13 , Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 9-9 & 14-7.

The A Team suffered a second successive defeat going down to a 24 points to 16 and 208 shots to 178 defeat.  The first session one win for Lynn Smith & Alan Holden in the Pairs (14-11).  The second session brought 5 points for Cornwall with wins for Heidi Kerr, Bob Smith & Graham Ford in the Triples (13-8) and Meg Horrell, Carol Dodd, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell in the Fours (10-9).  A draw for Leonard Lee, Jon Read, Caroline Trubshaw & John Dodd (11-11) brought the score at the halfway point in the match to 7-9.

The third session saw Cornwall take 5 points with a win for Smith & Holden (15-10) and a draw for Dianne Shorthouse & David Topliffe (15-15) in the Pairs securing the bonus points.  The final session saw a solitary win for Roger Hailey, Mike Webster & Brenda Sleep in the Triples (19-14) which helped secure the bonus points.  The final match score Cornwall 16 points 178 shots Devon 24 points 208 shots.

A Team Scores
Singles - Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) 7-20 & 13-15, Mark Payne (Penzance) 11-15 & 12-17 
Pairs - Lynn Smith (Porthleven) & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 14-11 & 15-10, Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake) & David Topliffe (Boscastle) 9-12 & 15-15 
Triples - Roger Hailey (St Newlyn East), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 10-11 & 19-14, Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 13-8 & 9-12
Fours - Meg Horrell (Withiel), Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 10-9 & 7-12, Leonard Lee (Duloe), Jon Read (Duloe), Caroline Trubshaw (Duloe) & John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 11-11 & 3-16.

In the other South West group games Dorset defeated Somerset 31-9 in the Premier and 29-11 in the A Team fixtures.  Cornwall are back in action on Sunday when Somefrset are the visitors to Carnmoggas.

On Saturday 37 players took part in the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas with play split over morning and afternoon sessions with four qualifiers from each going forward to the finals at the end of the season.

In the morning the group winners were Martin Boraston (Duloe) 6 points +16 shots, Elise Daniell (Holmans) 4 +16, Fran Phillips (Helston) 5 +14 and John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 6 +18.  The afternoon group winners were Mark Payne (Penzance) 6 +16, Luke Jolly (Withiel) 6 +20, Peter Hore (Holmans) 6 +28 & Dave Balow (Marazion) 6 +9.

Thirty One teams are entered in the County Triples on Saturday at Carnmoggas with play getting under way at 0900.

The county league are now underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.

Fixtures can be accessed here

Results can be accessed here

League Tables can be accessed here


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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