Sunday, 6 October 2019


News Release 6 October 2019

On Sunday Cornwall travelled to Langport to face Somerset in the ESMBA Inter County Championship.  The Premier Team came away with a 21 points to 19 and 195 shots to 189 victory.  The first two sessions were shared 8 points each with Cornwall's points scored by Nigel Nicholls in the Singles (16-10), Elise Daniell & Callum Beale in the Pairs (11-7), Percy Tripp, Sandra Worton & Kevin Williams in the Triples (9-8) and Graham Reeves, Richard Kerr, Chris Roberts & Neil Gribble (10-7) in the Fours.  

Cornwall took the lead in the match in the match taking 8 of the 12 points on offer in the third session with wins for Nicholls (18-8), Daniell & Beale (12-11) and John Worton & David Studden (20-12) also securing the Pairs shots bonus points.  The final session a win for Tripp, Worton & Williams (19-10) secured the Triples bonus points and a draw for Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston & Luke Jolly (9-9) ensured Cornwall came away with the match win.

Premier Team Scores
Singles - Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 16-10 & 18-8, Peter Hore (Holmans) 11-16 & 7-19
Pairs - Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 11-7 & 12-11, John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 12-14 & 20-12
Triples - Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 9-8 & 19-10, Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), Lynne Davey (Landrake) & Gary Davey (Landrake) 10-12 & 8-14
Fours - Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Withiel) 11-16 & 9-9 , Graham Reeves (Saltash), Richard Kerr (Landrake), Chris Roberts (Ladock) & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 10-7 & 12-16.

The A Team went down to a 28 points to 12 and 241 shots to 150 defeat.  In the first session Mark Payne came from behind to take a win in the Singles (13-12).  The second session saw a win in the Triples for Roger Hailey, Mike Webster & Brenda Sleep (14-10).  Leonard Lee, Jon Read, Caroline Trubshaw & John Dodd won in the Fours (10-5) to see Cornwall trail 6 points to 10 at the halfway point in the match.

The afternoon session saw a pair of wins in the Singles, Payne (14-10) and Alan Trubshaw (14-8) however the shots bonus points were out of reach.  The final session saw Cornwall claim a further 2 points with a win for Dianne Shorthouse, Bob Smith & Graham Ford in the Triples (14-13)

A Team Scores
Singles - Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) 7-24 & 14-8, Mark Payne (Penzance) 13-12 & 14-10 
Pairs - Lynn Smith (Porthleven) & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 9-17 & 7-27, Heidi Kerr (Landrake) & Tony Jago (Ladock) 2-28 & 10-18 
Triples - Roger Hailey (St Newlyn East), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 14-10 & 7-17, Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 6-13 & 14-13
Fours - Meg Horrell (Withiel), Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East), Des Pengelly (Landrake) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 9-13 & 5-15, Leonard Lee (Duloe), Jon Read (Duloe), Caroline Trubshaw (Duloe) & John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 10-5 & 9-11.

Cornwall are back in action on Sunday when Devon are the visitors to Carnmoggas.

Photo attached of Cornwall's debutants Jon Read, Roger Hailey & Leonard Lee.

On Saturday 15 teams competed in the County Mixed Fours Competition at Carnmoggas Indoor Bowling Club.  The teams were split into 4 groups with the group winners going forward to a knockout competition.

In the semi finals Cynthia Storer, Carol Ford, Tony Jago & Chris Roberts (Ladock) defeated Dot Nunn, Yolanda Featherstone, Des Pengelly & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 12-6.  Julie Edwards, Howard McCormack, Wendy Carne & David Balow (Penlee) claimed a last bowl 7-5 win against Lynn Smith, Elise Daniell, Nicholas Truscott & Peter Hore (Holmans).  Robert’s Four went on to win the final by a comfortable 15-4 margin.


The two legged Summer League final between Nomads and Blisland was played recently with the first leg at Newlyn and second at Blisland.

At Newlyn, Nomads (Percy Tripp, Elise Daniell & Nigel Nicholls) were never headed by Blisland (Betty Temple Smith, Max Burden & Keith Matthew) winning 14-9 on the night.  In the second leg at Blisland Peter Hore replaced Percy Tripp in the Nomads line up.  In the early stages Nomads extended their lead before Blisland got back into the match on the 7th end with a score of 7 to move into a lead of 2 overall.  Scores of 2 and 3 on the 9th & 11th ends restored Nomads lead in the match with four ends to play.  Going into the final end Nomads led by 1 on aggregate but it was Blisland who picked up three on the last end to take a 27-25 win over the two legs.


On Saturday the County Two Wood Singles will be played at Carnmoggas with 24 bowlers due to play in Morning and Afternoon sessions to determine 8 qualifiers for the County Finals.


Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

Tel 07800 916059

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