Sunday, 14 November 2021


NEWS RELEASE - 14 November 2021


612 days after the final fixtures of the 2019/20 Cornwall Short Mat Bowls league season were played, Withiel Oaks claimed the Bebbington Cup title at Carnmoggas on Sunday.

Reflecting the difficulty that some clubs are experiencing in retaining players over that period Landrake were forced to play with six players and Blisland seven instead of the usual eight.

In the first round of games points were shared between Withel Oaks and Landrake with Landrake taking a 7-6 win in one game and Withiel Oaks a 17-3 win in the other.  Points were also shared between Newlyn Trinity and Blisland with Newlyn Trinity winning one game 29-1 and Blisland winning 9-8 in the other.

The second round of games saw Withiel Oaks take maximum points against Blisland with 14-4 and 23-2 wins.  Newlyn Trinity took maximum points against Landrake with 9-6 and 20-5 wins to set a deciding final round of games.

In the final round of games Ken Horrell's Withiel Oaks rink picked up 3 shots on the final end to win 10-9 against Newlyn Trinity to add to a 12-6 win in the other game.  Points were shared between Landrake and Blisland with Landrake winning 9-8 on one mat and Blisland winning 12-7 on the other.  

Final positions
Withiel Oaks 10 points +51 shots, Newlyn Trinity 6 +38, Landrake 4 -35, Blisland 4 -51.

Withiel Oaks - Meg Horrell, Brian Wakeley, Tony Liddicoat, Ken Horrell, Henry Kendall, Brian Gregory, Glynn Roy & Callum Beale
Landrake - Heidi Kerr, Dennis Shorthouse, Richard Kerr, Diane Shorthouse, Des Pengelly, Neil Gribble
Blisland - Sandra Matthews, Phillip Rood, Rosemary Young, Rita Hancock, Mike Webster, Max Burden & Keith Matthews
Newlyn Trinity - Robert James, Kevin Williams, Mike Dyer, John Thomas, Simon Lees, Ray Jeffery, Percy Tripp, Nigel Nicholls.   

The Truscott Shield for Division One winners was contested by Porthleven Fisherfolk and Lanteglos B only with the teams facing each other twice.

In the first round points were shared with Lanteglos winning 13-10 in one game and Porthleven 5-10 in the other leaving Porthleven ahead by 2 shots. Lanteglos won both games, 10-6 and 10-4, in the second round to take the title with 6 points +8 shots to Porthleven's 2 points -8 shots. 

Lanteglos B - Margaret Shillaber, Barbara Luckin, Paul Noone, Nick Holmes, Lesley Bolinger, Roy Bolinger, Richard Griffiths, John Moger
Porthleven Fisherfolk - Judith Duffield, Mike Widger, George Duffield, Posy Widger, Lynn Smith, Bob Smith, Ann Perry, Ian Perry


On Sunday afternoon the County Champion of Champions for the 2019/20 season was played with 10 players competing in a straight knockout format.

A preliminary round saw Withiel's Callum Beale defeat Boscastle's David Topliffe 15-8.  Newlyn Trinity's Simon Lees won 14-5 against Landrake's Dennis Shorthouse.

Into the Quarter Finals Beale needed an extra end to defeat Lees 11-9.  Brenda Sleep (Dobwalls) won 14-9 against Howard McCormack (Penlee).  Peter Skinner (Saltash) won 15-3 against Keith Richards (Helston).  Peter Hore (Holmans) won 14-2 against Carole Dodd (St Newlyn East).

In the semi finals Beale defeated Sleep 14-6 and Hore won 12-7 against Skinner.  Beale quickly opened up a 6-0 lead over the opening three ends of the final.  Hore pulled back three shots on the fourth end with Beale extending his lead once more with one the fifth end.  Scores of two and one to Hore on the next two ends brought him back into contention with four ends to play.  An exchange of ones to Beale on the eighth end and Hore on the ninth end saw Beale maintain the one shot lead with two ends to play.  Beale extended his lead on the tenth end with a score of two.  The final end went the way of Hore who picked up a three to level the match and force an extra end which Hore took by one shot to win 11-10.


The coming weeks see a number of competitions scheduled to be played at Carnmoggas.  On Sunday 21st November qualifiers for the National Pairs and Triples will be determined.  Saturday 27th November sees 31 bowlers entered in the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles.  Sunday 28th November will see the qualifiers for the National Singles, Fours and Mixed Fours determined. 


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Nicholas Truscott
Press and Promotions Officer

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