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Inter County A Team & SMPT English Masters
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CCSMBA NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE 12 February 2017

INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
On Sunday 5th February the County A Team travelled to Solihull to take on North Yorkshire in the Preliminary Round of the Inter County Championship Knockout Competition.

Against a North Yorkshire team that featured a number of International players Cornwall found the going tough only picking up five points in the first three sessions and conceded the match with a session to play.

The Premier Team are in action this weekend against Gloucestershire at Donyatt IBC in Somerset in the Quarter Finals of the Premier Knockout Competition.

The team announced for the match is 
Nigel Nicholls, Peter Hore, David Balow, David Studden, John Worton, Chris Roberts, Mike Dyer, Bob Banks, Kevin Williams, Richard Brown, Martin Boraston, Gill Cawrse, Dennis Shorthouse, Richard Kerr, Nick Truscott, Neil Gribble, Elise Daniell, Percy Tripp, Tom Westlake, Luke Jolly.

The match gets underway at 1000 and it is hoped to bring live updates throughout the day on our social media channels.

SHORT MAT PLAYERS TOUR
Eight local bowlers travelled to Bromsgrove recently to compete in the Short Mat Players Tour English Masters.

Peter Hore (Holmans) had the best weekend of the local players involved coming through the group stages unbeaten before bowing out of the Cup competition in the round of 16 to eventual runner up Martin Simcock (Eng).  Peter now sits 63rd in the overall SMPT rankings and 20th in the Order of Merit.

David Studden (Holmans), making his SMPT debut, topped his group with 12 out of a possible 15 points to go through to the Cup competition where he lost to the eventual winner Joseph Beattie (IRE) in the round of 32.  David moves to 255th in the overall rankings and 113th in the Order of Merit.

Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) was the third bowler to make it through to the Cup competition scoring 7 points in his group.  In the Round of 64 Nigel lost to young Dorset player Alex Kley.  Nigel remains the top Cornwall player in the rankings lying 48th in the overall rankings and 17th in the Order of Merit.

Nicholas Truscott (Holmans) scored two wins in his group but could only make it through to the the Shield Competition where he enjoyed a run through to the Quarter Finals losing a tight match against eventual winner Adam Easthope (Eng).  After failing to win a game on Saturday Elise Daniell (Holmans) put together a run of wins on Sunday to also reach the Quarter Finals of the Shield where she lost out to Gethin Edwards (Wal) 4-15.  Gill Cawrse (Lostwithiel), on debut in SMPT competitions, similarly turned her fortunes around on Sunday to reach the round of 16 in the Shield where she lost out to Truscott 7-11.

Tom Westlake (Treviscoe) recorded a solitary win in his group which was enough to earn him a bye through to the round of 32 in the Shield where he lost on the last end to Easthope 7-9. Chris Selby (Holmans) won his final group game on Sunday morning but that was not enough to avoid a round of 64 match where Gunnar Frantzen (Nor) provided the opposition with the Norwegian prevailing 5-11. 

Full result details for the tournament can be accessed at http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=17A7EA74-1E8C-4EE0-BD71-66B12B38BBC9 with the rankings information and individual player stats available at http://stats.shortmatplayerstour.com/.

COUNTY LEAGUES
Latest league tables can be accessed via http://www.nicholastruscott.co.uk/ccsmba/content.php?pg=tabledisplay.

COUNTY FINALS
The finals of the County Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours will be played at Carnmoggas over the weekend of 25th & 26th February 2017, more information in next weeks release.
ENDS

Nicholas Truscott

Press and Promotions Officer
Cornwall County Short Mat Bowling Association

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