Sunday, 3 November 2019


News Release 3 November 2019

On Sunday Cornwall completed their home fixtures in this seasons ESMBA Inter County Championship when they hosted Dorset at Carnmoggas.

The Premier Team started with three wins in the first session.  In the Singles Nigel Nicholls and Peter Hore winning 14-8 and 15-13 respectively.  In the Pairs John Worton & David Studden won 13-11.  Cornwall maintained a lead in the match with a shared second session with wins for Sandra Worton, Percy Tripp & Kevin Williams 12-7 in the Triples and Nathan Waters, Nicholas Truscott, Martin Boraston & Luke Jolly 11-7 in the Fours.

The third session saw points shared with Nicholls winning 12-7 in the Singles where Cornwall secured the bonus point by two shots.  Worton & Studden won 18-10 in the Pairs but the bonus points were lost.  Cornwall remained in the lead of the match going into the last session by 16 points to 10.  The final session saw Dorset take 10 of the 12 points on offer with only Jolly's Rink taking a 10-8 win offering any resistance to the Dorset onslaught which saw them win three games and secure the bonus points to complete a 22 points to 18 and 201 to 181 shots victory. 

With two away matches remaining, against Dorset on November 24th and Devon on January 12th Cornwall will need to hit top form in both matches to have any chance of securing a place in the knockout competition.  In the days other South West group match Devon hosted Somerset winning 27 points to 13.  Dorset now lead the on 96 points ahead of Cornwall on 82, Devon 81 and Somerset 61.  The other remaining fixtures see Somerset host Devon on December 1st and Somerset on January 12th.

Premier Team Scores
Singles - Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) 14-8 & 12-7, Peter Hore (Holmans) 15-13 & 9-20
Pairs - Elise Daniell (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) 2-22 & 10-18, John Worton (St Newlyn East) & David Studden (Holmans) 13-11 & 18-10
Triples - Percy Tripp (Newlyn Trinity), Sandra Worton (St Newlyn East) & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) 12-7 & 14-16, Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake), David Topliffe (Boscastle) & Chris Roberts (Ladock) 13-15 & 8-11
Fours - Nathan Waters (Withiel), Nicholas Truscott (Holmans), Martin Boraston (Duloe) & Luke Jolly (Holmans) 11-7 & 10-8, Graham Reeves (Saltash), Lynne Davey (Landrake), Richard Kerr (Landrake), & Neil Gribble (Landrake) 10-12 & 10-15.

The A Team drew the first session through wins in both Singles, Alan Trubshaw 16-10 and Mark Payne 15-14.  The second session was also drawn with wins for both Fours
Meg Horrell, Carole Dodd, Tony Jago & Ken Horrell 17-13 and Dianne Shorthouse, Des Pengelly, Caroline Trubshaw & John Dodd 12-8.  At the halfway point in the match the score was level 8 points apiece.

The afternoon sessions saw Cornwall claim 6 of the 24 points on offer with Payne taking a 12-11 win in the Singles.  The Singles and Fours bonus points were secured.  The final match score Cornwall 14 points 168 shots Dorset 26 points 235 shots.  Devon A defeated Somerset 26 points to 14 in the days other South West group game.  Dorset lead the table on 99 points from Devon on 86, Somerset 76 and Cornwall 59.   

A Team Scores
Singles - Alan Trubshaw (Duloe) 16-10 & 10-16, Mark Payne (Penzance) 15-14 & 12-11 
Pairs - Austen Runnalls (Luxulyan) & Alan Holden (Saltash Kernow) 11-13 & 8-24, Leonard Lee (Duloe) & Jon Read (Duloe) 4-18 & 6-15
Triples - Roger Hailey (St Newlyn East), Mike Webster (Blisland) & Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) 9-22 & 7-18, Heidi Kerr (Landrake), Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Graham Ford (Ladock) 11-17 & 10-12
Fours - Meg Horrell (Withiel), Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East), Tony Jago (Ladock) & Ken Horrell (Withiel) 17-13 & 9-11, Dianne Shorthouse (Landrake), Des Pengelly (Landrake), Caroline Trubshaw (Duloe) & John Dodd (St Newlyn East) 12-8 & 11-13.

On Saturday the first of two days of National Championship Qualifiers was contested at Carnmoggas.

In the Pairs John Thomas & Kevin Williams (Newlyn Trinity) won through to the final defeating Gill Smith & Nigel Nicholls 11-9.  Luke Jolly (Holmans) & Callum Beale (Withiel) defeated John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) 8-6 to take the other final spot.  Jolly & Beale defeated Thomas & Williams 12-2 in the final whilst Worton & Shorthouse defeated Smith & Nicholls 10-3 to take third place.

A close Over 55's pairs saw John Thomas & Nigel Nicholls take the top spot with 8 points +7 shots, Richard Kerr & Dennis Shorthouse second on 8 +5, Mike Webster & Rita Hancock (Blisland) third on 6 +16 and Bob Smith (Porthleven) & Kevin Williams fourth on 4 -12.

The Triples saw Elise Daniell (Holmans), John Worton (St Newlyn East) & Peter Hore (Holmans) unbeaten 10 points +34 shots.  Gill Smith, David Studden (Holmans) & Nigel Nicholls second on 8 +3.  Martin Boraston (Duloe), Luke Jolly & Callum Beale third on 5 -4 and Louise Williams, Nichola Ellis and David Hickey (Helston) fourth on 3 -20.

The top placed team in each discipline is guaranteed a place at the National Championships with others dependant on the allocation of places that will be published later in the season.

The remaining National Qualifiers will be played this coming Saturday with the Fours, Mixed Fours, Singles and if any entries have been received the Under 18's contested at Carnmoggas.  On Sunday 23 teams are entered in the County Fours at Carnmoggas.

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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