Cornwall sports round-up: boxing, skittles, horses
CORRY PROVES TOP FIGHTER IN BODMIN'S FIRST SHOW:
Bodmin Boxing Club held their first show of the year. It was sponsored by Proper Cornish, Penpont Brewery and Jai The Jeweller.
Prior to the show the trustees and the club were very happy to show their appreciation to the community of Bodmin for showing their support in purchasing the gymnasium.
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The trustees said a special thanks to Bodmin Rotary Club and Paul Miller of Cornish Accountancy, who both contributed £10,000 each towards the purchase price of the gym.
The show had 16 bouts with seven Western Counties Senior Novices Championship bouts and nine Bodmin versus Other Clubs.
The boxers and their coaches had travelled from as far as Devizes and Bodmin Boxing Club appreciates the support given by the travelling clubs.
Western Counties is one of the largest regions in the ABA division covering Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
The evening was very well supported and the highlight of the evening was Bodmin's 20-year-old Corry Miller boxing in 71-75 kgs Western Counties final against Jack O'Reilly of Horseshoe club.
Corry, who only started boxing last year, began very well winning the first two rounds with a large margin.
However, the pressure of boxing on the home ground for the final seem to get to him in the third round and seem to tire but using his training, and taking the coaches' advice, he went on to win by a unanimous decision.
The other highlights for Bodmin were the junior bouts. Ryan Hoar boxed excellently to take a unanimous decision against Ollie Watt of Heart Of Devon club and Callum Early was unlucky to lose by a majority decision to Jack Farrel of Pilgrims Club.
There was a ladies 64 kg bout, Jenny Elwood taking a majority decision in a very tough bout against Heidi Redman of Pilgrims.
Skills: Albert Cooper (Bodmin) v Cobby Jones (Pilgrims); Dean Thomas (Bodmin) lost to Harley Hume (Heart of Devon) majority; Franck Masters (Bodmin) lost to Kye Cook (Bideford); Mark Meaden (Bodmin) won against Adam Davidson (Pilgrims); Kieran Moore (Bodmin) won against Jack Ethoridge (St Just); Thomas Dennis (Bodmin) won against James Gallon in 2 rounds.
Western Counties champions:
51-54 kgs: Steve White (Mayflower) bt Callum Bedford (Rough Diamonds) unanimous.
75-81 kgs: Tom Smart (Salibury) bt Lewis Chambers (Waymouth). Referee stopped the bout.
81-86 kgs: Jack Dale (Oakmead) bt Dan Goldstone (NSC) unanimous.
60-63.5 kgs: Akeem Brown (The Factory) bt Darren Townly (Davenport) unanimous.
67-71 Kgs: Lee Cutler (Poole) bt Aidean Watson (Empire) unanimous.
75-81 Kgs: Dean Mcnally (Newquay) bt Robert Moore (Devizes) unanimous.
WES WINS UNANIMOUS BOUT AT LAUNCESTON SHOW:
Launceston Amateur Boxing Club hosted 14 bouts of boxing at Launceston Town Hall on Saturday, with clubs competing from Bodmin, Devonport, Bideford and Lympstone.
The main bout of the evening was between Wes Smith from Launceston and Tim Cutler from Empire ABC, which was a three minute, three round contest which Wes eventually won on a unanimous decision.
Launceston officials said a big thank you to all the sponsors and also thanked Dr Sparrow, who was present, but thankfully not needed, and to everyone who went along and gave their magnificent support to all boxers.
EAST CORNWALL LEAGUE:
Latest results on week five of the season:
Division 1: Bulldogs v Jacks - postponed; Callington 244+281=525 (Jeff Craven 84) won 4-2 against Terriers 263+250=513 (Mark Stevens 85); Hits & Misses v Hot Shots – no sheet; Sandpipers 293+244=537 (Mike Powell 78) won 4-2 against S Club 8 243+252=495 (Andrew Ralph 78); Vipers 290+300=590 (Becky Turner 85) won 6-0 against Marketeers 269+249=518 (Steve Brown 72); Crickets v Rebels – late result.
Other result, W4: Marketeers 259+245=504 (Steve Brown 74) drew 3-3 against Hits & Misses 245+259=504 (Roger Terry 87).
Division 2: The Bowlers 244+222=466 (Bert Walker 67) lost 6-0 against Nomads 263+254=517 (John Sparrow 81); Flyers 261+239=500 (Dan Brent 76) won 4-2 against Hilltops 228+256=484 (Pete Elliott 71); Foreign Legion 248+264=512 (Nick Addison 72) won 4-2 against Ladybirds 233+267=500 (William Rogers 74); Jammy Dodgers 241+253=494 (Gavin Coal 76) lost 4-2 against Hobos 259+243=502 (Malcolm Barber 69); Ditchers 245+250=495 (Josh Tiffin & Phil Truscott 74) won 4-2 against Demons 254+229=483 (Shirley Stokes 72); Londoners v Tri-Ards – no sheet.
Division 3: Burley Booties 250+258=508 (Maureen Locke 73) won 4-2 against Dogs Out 244+260=504 (Chris Sutton 73; Mark Battie 20-spare); Antony SC v Victorians; Optimists 227+225=452 (William Gregory 60) lost 6-0 against Team Spirit 230+241=471 (Mike Searle 68); Flat Caps 215+253=468 (Sylvia Wilcocks 71) lost 6-0 against Cast-Offs 248+255=503 (Richard Wherry 79); Half-Cutters 241+252=493 (Graeme Jackson 66) won 6-0 against Millers 204+212=416 (Colleen Tuck 73, only 7 players!); Seccombes 240+249=489 (Mavis Jeffery 71) won 6-0 against Ramblers 239+244=483 (Laurence Smith 68).
Other result: Ramblers 253+244=497 (Dave Polden 75) won 4-2 against Flat-Caps 229+250=479 (Tim Wilcocks 69).
Division 4: Dolly Mixtures 223+246=469 (Tracey Haddock 65) won 4-2 against Marquees 230+232=462 (John Massey & Andy Trewin 66); Cornish Rattlers 245+235=480 (Jill Harris 68) won 6-0 against Legionaires 218+226=444 (Martin Smith 69); Alley Cats 251+253=504 (Toni Twornicki 81) won 6-0 against Barley Belles 230+234=464 (Martin Archer 69); Woodentops 236+248=484 (Pat Moores 71) won 4-2 against Skittle Bombs 237+229=476 (Wayne Hutchings 62); Liberators 224+233=457 (Steve Vincent 74) won 4-2 against Warleggan YF 233+221=454 (Matt Renals 66).
Other result, W4: Marquees 257+243=500 (Andy Trewin 77) won 6-0 against The Skittle Bombs 242+238=480 (Nigel Walker 73).
Five-a-side first round, to be played by November 16: Legionaires v Victorians, Jacks v Seccombes 'A', Millers v Hilltops, Burley Booties v Hits & Misses 'A', Alley Cats v Jammy Dodgers, Bulldogs 'B' v Terriers 'A', Hits & Misses 'B' v Liberators, Foreign Legion v Flat Caps 'A', Seccombes 'B' v Callington 'B', Woodentops (Sarah Alford) lost 3-1 against Sandpipers 'A' (John O'Brien, Derek Bartlett, Audrey Hollingberry). Dolly Mixtures 'B' v Demons, Ditchers v Warleggan YF, Rebels v Tri-Ards, Flyers v Half-Cutters 'A', Callington 'A' v Vipers, The Bowlers 'B' v Dolly Mixtures 'A', Nomads 'B' v Marketeers 'B'. All other teams have byes.
For all the latest news and fixtures, visit http://ecsl.leaguerepublic.com
The Cornish Horsepower Annual Ploughing Championship is being held this Saturday from 9am-4pm. Follow signs from the A30 St Just turning (off the Penzance bypass).
Along with some of our local competitors we have invited entries from ploughmen/ women from Devon come down to West Cornwall for this event.
Public entry, adult £5 per person and under 12s free. Parking in the field so suitable footwear etc recommended. Refreshments available. Raffle. Details on Cornish Horsepower website and facebook page.
Kathryn Pearn's equestrian column, see Page 98.
NEWQUAY DATE FOR WHEELCHAIR RUGBY:
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby will be offering the chance to try out one of the 2012 Paralympic Games' most popular sport, wheelchair rugby, in Newquay on Saturday.
Free taster sessions will be on offer for anyone who wants to have a go, from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm at The Sports Hub at Treviglas, Bradley Road, Newquay.
Kirsty Clarke, GBWR's national development director, said: "Our aim is to get more people than ever before playing wheelchair rugby on a regular basis.
We have different levels of the game aimed to suit a whole range of disabilities. We're aiming to put a smile on your face, as you whizz, whack and hurl your way across the court."
Everyone is welcome, from players, to supporters, to coaches, and volunteers. Would-be players just need to take some comfortable clothes and a water bottle.
Mandip Sehmi, from Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby's Elite Squad, said: "Rugby Wheels is a brilliant way of having a go, having a laugh - and getting a bit fitter at the same time.
"I'd really encourage would-be participants to come along and get involved – it's great fun."
For more information, go to: www.gbwr.org.uk