Cornwall county scene sport October 23
CORNWALL INDOOR LEAGUE SEASON GETS UNDER WAY:
The new indoor season is now under way, with at least two shock results in the first weekend of matches at the Cornwall Cricket Centre, writes Michael Weeks.
Perranporth opened things up with a head-turning thrashing of Falmouth, whose total of 77 (A Noott 29*, J Osborne 27*) was nowhere near enough.
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Harry Watkins and Carl Bicknell both made retirement scores as the outdoor Division 4 club cruised to victory inside seven overs. Newcomers St Gluvias also caused an upset of sorts, defeating the experienced Beacon outfit in quite a poor game. Beacon were restricted to just 79 for four and the majority of those were made by opener Dan Mellor, with 43. Both sets of bowlers were somewhat wayward and Jake Preston's 24, along with plenty of extras accrued, was enough to see St Gluvias home by two wickets.
The other new team to the league, St Minver, also won, comfortably accounting for Stithians. Tom Shrewsbury, Ben Hawken and father Rob Hawken all made scores in the twenties out of a very decent total of 128 for two.
England youth international Shrewsbury also bowled well, taking two wickets for eight runs from his two overs.
Last season's surprise package, Team 21, will be wary of 'second season syndrome' after their hammering at the hands of Truro, who gained full revenge for their defeat last year.
Tim Marrion (32*), Andrew Senior (26*), Simon Grant (27*) and Kyle van Rooyen (24*) were all free-scoring, as the city side amassed nearly 150, with just two run outs impeding their progress. A much changed Team 21 could muster just 66 in reply.
Wadebridge will be pleased with a fairly steady, but close, win over Ladock, for whom Patrick Morgan scored 27*. In reply, Rob Centini (26*) and Jodie Ross (28*) batted sensibly and, with quite a few gifted extras, saw their team home with eight deliveries remaining. The other fixture was conceded by Newquay to champions St Austell, as the north coast club were unable to field a full team.
Results: Group A – Truro 148-2, Team 21 66-5 (Truro won by 82 runs); St Minver 128-2, Stithians 63-4 (St Minver won by 65 runs); Beacon 79-5, St Gluvias 80-4 (St Gluvias won by 2 wickets). Group B – Falmouth 77-3, Perranporth 78-2 (Perranporth won by 4 wickets); St Austell w/o v Newquay (conceded); Ladock 88-3, Wadebridge 94-4 (Wadebridge won by 2 wickets).
Fixtures: Sunday November 3 – 3.10pm Falmouth v St Austell; 4.10pm St Minver v Truro; 5.10pm Team 21 v St Gluvias; 6.20pm Perranporth v Wadebridge; 7.20pm Ladock v Newquay; 8.20pm Stithians v Beacon.
PORTHPEAN GOLF CLUB:
Results: October 17: The Seniors won their latest home match with Treloy 6-0.
Winning pairs were Biff Griffin and Stuart Bowden 6 & 4, Mike Hocking and Dave Knowles 2 & 1, John Telling and Terry Ralph 7 & 6, Mike Lyons and Mervyn Beattie 5 & 3, Brian Hussey and Preston Ford 4 & 3 and Ken. Rowe and Derek Way 5 & 3.
Other club results: October 14 – Ladies Fourball Betterball (9 holes): 1 Julie Bradbury & Samantha Harris 21 pts. 2 Pat. Balch & Chris. Bennett 17. 3 Jenny Barrington 7 Roma Cook 15.
October 16 – Captains Evening– Stableford – full h/c (9 holes): 1 Preston Ford 22 pts. 2 Dave Patrick 20. 3 c/b Jim Oliver 19. 4 Paul Farquar 14.
October 20 – s/f – full h/c – Overall winner: Roy Mills 41 pts.
Div 1: 1 c/b Joe Miners 36. 2 Len. Broad 36. 3 Derek Williams 33.
Div 2: 1 Lee Varney 40. 2 Dave Patrick 39. 3 Derek Penhaligon 37.
CORNWALL YOUTH VICTORY:
In their first match in the British Inter Counties Youth League for many years, Cornwall travelled to Herefordshire in the Western Division of the southern section of the league and came home as 12-5 winners.
They won the U18 games 7-2, and the U21 games 4-1, but the Girls lost 2-1.
Cornwall match award winners were U18s – Rhys Julian (20.45 single dart average), Girls – Alice Horwell (17.15) and U21s – Ben Hawken (19.17).
Their next match is at Mount Charles Social Club, St Austell this Sunday, October 27, when it will be a local derby match against Devon.
Play starts at noon and admission is £1.50. All support welcome and Mount Charles SC offer a good selection of food and drink.
PIRATES OFFER FREE COACH EDUCATION SESSIONS:
The Cornish Pirates have put a great deal of effort to embrace all of Cornwall, as was proven with the successful Summer Roadshows and the match versus a Cornish Clubs' XV, which provided examples of how the club is reconnecting with the rest of the county.
Support shown by various clubs has been magnificent, as it has been by the Cornwall RFU, and Pirates head coach Ian Davies and assistant coach Harvey Biljon will be providing free coaching at a number of venues during the season.
One session has already taken place at Truro College in September, while forthcoming dates and venues are as follows:
Monday October 28 – Newquay Hornets RFC (6.30pm-8pm): Ian Davies will be present and the topic will be 'Decision Making through Game Play'. Session will involve players at U14 level.
Monday November 18 – Truro College (7pm-8.30pm): Ian will on this occasion be covering 'Hierarchy of Decision Making at the Breakdown'. Session will involve players at U16 level.
Monday December 16 – Newquay Hornets RFC (6.30-8pm): The topic on this night will be 'attack off first phase'. Harvey will run the session with players from U14s present.
Sunday January 12 – Mennaye Field, Penzance (afternoon): The Cornish Pirates play Ayr in the British & Irish Cup on this day. The game kicks off at 3pm and Ian will provide 'Match day Analysis' education both pre and post match. Coaches attending would though on this occasion have to purchase a match ticket but the actual coach education would again be free.
Mon Mar 17 – Truro College (7pm-8.30pm): At this final coach education session, involving players at Under 16s level, another important topic to covered by Harvey will be Defence Principles.
It is hoped that coaches from across Cornwall will take advantage of the free coach education sessions.
For details contact the Cornish Pirates community manager, James Coles, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01736 335316.
MIXED FORTUNES FOR DUCHY TEAMS IN DORSET:
On Sunday, Cornwall travelled to Bere Regis to meet Dorset in the latest round of ESMBA Inter County Championship fixtures.
The Premier Team suffered a heavy defeat, picking up points in only five of the 16 games played.
In the first session, David Studden picked up a 13-12 win in the Singles. The Four of John Worton, Graham Reeves, Ken Horrell and Chris Roberts took a hard fought 6-6 draw in the second session leaving Cornwall trailing 13-3 at the halfway point in the match.
In the third session again only saw points scored on only one mat with Elise Daniell and Mark Eddy scoring a 15-9 win in the Pairs. With the match result beyond doubt Cornwall scored three points in the final session with a 11-8 win for Graham Ford, Gillian Cawrse and Percy Tripp in the Triples and a 7-7 draw for Derek Elliott, Neil Gribble, Luke Jolly and Peter Hore in the Fours.
The final match score Dorset 32 points 196 shots Cornwall 8 points 154 shots leaving Cornwall well adrift at the bottom of the South West group table.
Team manager Nigel Nicholls said after the match: "It was a disappointing result although individual performances were better than the result suggests. I cannot fault the effort but we need to be more consistent throughout the whole day."
The A Team enjoyed their best match of the season so far with a convincing victory.
The first session saw Cornwall off to the best possible start winning all four games.
In the Singles Keith Matthews won 15-10 and Keith Williams 11-10. In the Pairs Bill Sharp and Brenda Sleep won 14-11 and Betty Temple Smith and Max Burden won 24-7. Dorset hit back in the second session taking three of the four games with Meg Horrell, Jim Stanley, Joe Dixon and Carolyn Stanley winning 9-4 in the Fours to ensure Cornwall maintained a lead going into the afternoon session.
The third session again saw a strong Cornwall performance with three wins out of Four. Keith Matthews 17-12 and Keith Williams 17-10 ensuring a clean sweep of points for Cornwall in the Singles. Bill Sharp and Brenda Sleep completed a double in the Pairs with a 15-8 win.
Cornwall took both discipline bonus points to ensure they could not lose the match with a session to spare.
A shared final session with Tony Jago, Alan Holden and Gary Davey winning 18-3 in the Triples and Kath Goodman, Sheila Hodge, Jim Rule and Terry Bray taking a 10-6 win in the Fours. Cornwall claimed the bonus points in the Fours but missed out on the Triples points by three.
The final match score Dorset 14 points 147 shots Cornwall 26 points 189 shots moving Cornwall above Dorset in the South West group table (see page 101).
Cornwall are next in action on the November 10 when Dorset will be the visitors to Carnmoggas for the return fixture.
On Saturday 43 bowlers competed in the qualification competition for the County Two Wood Singles at Carnmoggas, split into two sessions with five group winners and three runners up progressing for each session to a knockout round.
In the morning Nigel Nicholls (Newlyn Trinity) claimed Group One with 6 +23 and second placed Gerald Fisher (Illogan) claimed a runners-up spot with 4 +8. David Balow (Marazion) won a three way tie in Group Two with 4 +8 and Henry Kendall (Withiel) claimed a runners-up spot with 4 +2. Dennis Shorthouse (Landrake) took the best score of the session with 6 +28 in Group Three ahead of Neil Gribble (Landrake) on 4 +5. David Foulds (Marazion) took a tight Group Four with 4 -1 and rounding off the qualifiers was Keith Matthews (Blisland) with 5 +17 in Group Five.
In the play-offs Henry Kendall defeated Neil Gribble 11-10. David Balow defeated club mate David Foulds 14-7 to score his first County ranking points. Nigel Nicholls defeated Dennis Shorthouse 13-7 and Gerald Fisher was a 11-6 winner against Keith Matthews.
The afternoon session saw Martin Boraston (Dobwalls) win Group One with 6 +8 after defeating Peter Hore (Holmans) 14-11 in the final group game. Peter progressed as one of the runners up with 4 +10. Robin Burden (Wadebridge) took Group Two with 6 +13. John Worton (Ladock) claimed Group Three with the same score. In Group Four a draw in the final group game between Tom Lapworth (Penlee) and Jim Stanley (Treviscoe) saw both go through with 5 +14 and 5 +7 respectively. Group Five saw Keith Williams equal the day's best score of 6 +28 to top the group with Michael Webster (Blisland) claiming the final runners-up spot with 4 +9.
The play offs saw Peter Hore defeat Michael Webster 16-4. Martin Boraston won 16-8 against Keith Williams. Jim Stanley defeated Robin Burden 14-7 and John Worton was a 19-2 winner against Tom Lapworth.
This weekend the County Two Wood Pairs qualification competition will be played with 54 pairs entered, 27 on each day with eight, four for each day, to progress to the County Finals at the end of the season.
DONNELLY & MADDEN WIN BUCS GOLD AT FISTRAL:
This weekend the largest surf competition in Europe returned to the waters of Fistral Beach, Newquay where Falmouth University's Holly Donnelly made it three titles from three appearances.
Donnelly and Iarom Madden (University College London) fought off competition from 346 surfers to win gold at the BUCS Surf Championships.
Day one and two of the championships whittled the 348 surfers down during 17 hours of heats so that come Sunday there were just 16 surfers returning for the semi-final and final rounds.
A strong left to right rip meant conditions were tough to paddle out in, however, once there the big sets coming through provided some really nice sections for big open face manoeuvres.
Local girl Donnelly was defending the championship title she had held since 2011 and scored the wave of the competition on day two.
Taking off confidently Holly followed a strong cut back with a massive back hand turn before riding out the long wave earning her a near perfect 9.5 and passage through to the final. Surfing the final Donnelly coped best in the conditions and scored on two early waves, the first an 8.0, establishing an early lead that was never caught.
After awarding the trophy head judge Paul Jeffery explained why Holly has been so tough to beat during the past three championships.
"Holly is a really competent surfer; she's had a lot of experience and has a very nice repertoire. She executes a really nice tidy cut back which in competition surfing will get you a long way.
In those tough conditions today she sets herself up for big scores because she's takes off well, into a bottom turn and a nice cut back that then sets her up for the rest of the wave and that makes her very difficult to beat."
The men's championship was won by Irish surfer Iarom Madden, the University College London student fighting off competition from some of the UK's best young surfers to win gold in his first appearance in the BUCS Championships.
Reflecting on his achievement Madden, who grew up surfing the waves of Bundoran and has won the Irish Junior title a number of times said: "I caught a good wave straight off but it washed me the whole way down the beach and I honestly didn't think I was going to be able to get back out to get another score. I pushed through (the rip) as hard as I could and luckily I caught a few right handers and managed to surf my way back.
"This is a really cool event, it's got a great atmosphere everyone's really chilled out and it's a lot of fun.
"I live in London now so I only get to surf every few months but I put in loads of training over the last few weeks, I did as much as I could out of the water and came down here a few days early and luckily the hard work has paid off."
As the medals and trophies were awarded to the victors head judge Paul Jeffery reflected on another year of the BUCS Surf Champs, "There is a great atmosphere around the first round of heats with a lot of novices in there having fun, but as we go through the rounds it gets in to the business end of the competition and as everyone who has watched today has seen those guys out there can surf.
"You have to be a good, competent surfer to take on those conditions today and the performances we saw proved the really high standard of surfers in this competition."
TEAM BYRNE SHINE ON INTERNATIONAL STAGE:
The Byrne Black Belt Academy competition squad "Team Byrne" were in action at the weekend in Bristol at the international Sport Martial Arts event "The Bristol Open" sanctioned by WAKO (World All Styles Kickboxing Organisation).
The event attracted teams from Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Greece as well as the leading teams in the UK such as the Bristol "Death Squad", Mad Dogs and the famous TKA. They were coached by Chief Instructor Ed Byrne and Instructor and five times World Champion Bradley Byrne.
Team Byrne were congratulated by many of the UK top coaches on their fine performances.
Lee Matthews owner of Top Ten Uk and coach for the famous Top Ten Team and Andy Cleeves organiser of "The Bristol Open" stated that, "Ed Byrne is one of the leading coaches in the UK and "Team Byrne were being a force to reckoned with.
Sam Mcguigan (9), who won the World Championships in Dublin this year, was in great form and won the 125cm division, there were more than 100 boys in the division and took over three hours to run.
Georgina Clark (12), who won the World Championships in Paris last year won the 145cm girls in an epic battle against the top girls in Europe. Georgina also won silver the day before in the Continuous Kickboxing division.
Jordan Rees, World Champion, Ben Clark, Kwon Champion and World Champion Sam Mcguigan were all in the semi final of the -135cm division which was the busiest division of the day.
The division started at noon and finished at 3.45pm with more than 150 boys competing for one prize.
Jordan fought his way to the final and was beaten by one point, and had to settle for Silver. Ben Clark took bronze after an excellent performance.
World Champions Jake Rees and Georgina Clark took bronze in the – 155cm Tag Teams, in a fantastic showdown against the top teams in Europe.
Dan Gregory, Rosie Donaghy, Kyle Nicholas, Jacca Goulding, Connor Hocking and Kyle Silgram also did extremely well in this top class competition.