CORNWALL COUNTY SHORT MAT BOWLING ASSOCIATION
NEWS RELEASE - 1st December 2019
INTER AREA LEAGUE
On Sunday the second round of Inter Area League matches were played at Carnmoggas. Central won by 22 points to 18 and 180 shots to 176 against East. West dominated against North recording a 32 points to 8 and 214 shots to 140 win.
SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Over the weekend a group of players made the trip to Chelmsford to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour World Fours Masters on Saturday and Pairs Masters on Sunday.
On Saturday Elise Daniell, Peter Hore (Holmans), Gill Smith and Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) won one and lost one in the group stages before losing 7-10 to Craig Burgess, James Trott, Simon Pridham & Mike Ivings.
Withiel's Callum Beale teamed up with bowlers from other counties and they topped Group Four with maximum points. They went on to record a 14-1 win in the first round of the knockouts before going out in the Last 16 round to Burgess, Trott, Pridham & Ivings by a score of 6-7.
On Sunday Elise and Nigel paired up and topped Group Three and received a bye into the last 32 round where they defeated N Froud & D Hacker 11-4. The last 16 round brought another win against N Reed & D Sifford 9-4. There run ended in the Quarter Finals losing to Mark Beattie & Gary Moore 8-7.
Callum paired with Northamptonshire's Ed Sawbridge to top Group 26. In the last 64 round they defeated B & B Whitburn 14-2. In the last 32 round they defeated J Trott & M Ivings 11-4 before losing to G McNabb & W Boggs 115 in the Last 16 round which can be replayed on this link (https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FShortMatPlayersTour%2Fvideos%2F443127506398159%2F&show_text=0&width=560)
Peter & Gill won their first two games in Group Twenty Seven but defeat in the third game left them second in the group. In the first round of the knockout they lost 10-4 to Froud & Hacker.
The next Player Tour event is the British Open Singles over the weekend of 11th & 12th January in York.
INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
Cornwall's Premier Team will go into the final south west group match against Devon at ISCA on Sunday 12th January knowing that they will need to win the match to qualify for the knockout stages of the Inter County Championship after Devon moved a point ahead of Cornwall in Sunday's match against Somerset which Somerset won 24-16. The Premier Team positions are now Dorset 122, Devon 97, Cornwall 96, Somerset 85.
In the A Team fixture Devon defeated Somerset 22-18 to leave the points standings as Dorset 129, Devon 108, Somerset 94, Cornwall 69.
Bowlers have a week off this weekend following Cornwall's withdrawal from the Inter County Rinks competition. The last competition before Christmas takes place on the 14th & 15th December with the County Singles at Carnmoggas.
The county league program is well underway and the CCSMBA are offering a full fixtures and results service for the media.
Fixtures can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=fixtures
Results can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=results
League Tables can be accessed here https://ccsmba.co.uk/content.php?pg=tabledisplay