Bodmin and district grassroots sport, September 4
LISKEARD-LOOE 44, ROSELAND 5
Following on from last weekend's second and final pre-season game, a win against St Austell 2nds, Liskeard travelled to Roseland for the first round of the CRFU's National Cup qualifying competition.
For the first ten minutes it was nip and tuck and in fact the first scoring chance in the game came with a Roseland penalty, but the shot at goal was missed.
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The first points were on the board when flanker Gareth Cooke scored a try for Liskeard from a catch and drive lineout.
For the next 16 minutes Liskeard were trying to find a way through a dogged defence and it wasn't until the 31st minute that the next points were scored, this time through the boot of fly half James Noel-Johnson, with a penalty, to increase the lead.
Seven minutes later a lineout deep in home territory was secured by Liskeard and a catch and drive brought a try for their other flanker Lewis Elliott.
In injury time Noel-Johnson received the ball just outside of the home 22 and with a jinking run scored under the posts, a try that he also converted to take the half time score to 20-0.
Into the second half and Roseland started well, but no other points were scored until two minutes after Elliott was sent to the sin bin when Sam Glanville scored a try for Roseland.
Liskeard bounced straight back and from a lineout, followed by a great drive by prop Mike Mander, the ball was spun to the backs and centre Mark Moody crashed over for a try that was converted by Noel-Johnson.
From the restart Liskeard gathered the ball and the pack drove it up the field, then the ball was released to the backs and Moody (later to be made Liskeard's man of the match) ran in for his second, this time unconverted, to make the score 32-5.
Almost from the restart from this Liskeard attacked again and with some excellent rugby sent winger Ben Kitto over for an unconverted try.
This wasn't the end of the scoring, however, because towards the end of the game a superb break from Andy Sheer, following a scrum, culminated in a scoring pass to the other winger Brad Burchell and a final score of 44-5.
It had been an all-round team performance, although a little under par at times.
The next game for the first team is in the second round of this competition, a home game against Illogan Park on Saturday at Lux Park (3pm).
HARRY HOOKS AWAY POINT FOR DOBWALLS:
Vospers Oak Villa 1 Dobwalls 1
What was billed as a difficult game for Dobwalls, turned into an unlucky draw for them on Saturday, writes Matt Thornhill.
Ross Avery gave Villa a deserved 1-0 lead after 19 minutes but a much improved Dobwalls after the break saw Harry Hook equalise with a stunning 40 yard lob in the 54th minute.
Dobwalls had started the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League division one west match brightly, with some nice movement from their forwards.
But after that they were harried, bullied and bundled off the ball by the Villa team, in almost every area of the pitch for the remainder of the half.
In the 19th minute a tremendous run down the right wing by Villa's Ryan Swain saw the ball pumped across to the waiting Villa forward Avery, who slotted it past Dobwalls keeper Josh Gilbert.
A minute later Dobwalls' Nick Cotton slotted a through ball to Hook whose shot was saved.
The second half saw a complete role reversal. Dobwalls came out on the attack. In the 50th minute Jack Bartlett launched a screaming shot that was well held by the Villa keeper.
The Dobwalls work rate and passion was rewarded in the 54th minute, when Bartlett played yet another skilful through ball to Hook.
With all the skill and composure he could muster and under pressure from two Villa defenders, he lobbed the keeper from 40 yards.
The ball flew high into the air, the Villa keeper back-tracked, but was unable to keep the ball from nestling in the back of the net.
Five minutes later Hook fired again, this time the ball rebounded off the post.
Hook came close again in the 67th minute. The ball this time skimmed the wrong side of the left upright to go out of play.
Dobwalls didn't have the second half all their own way. With 15 minutes remaining, Dan Worth had a shot which went narrowly wide.
DOUBLE DELIGHT FOR BOCONNOC:
Boconnoc pulled off an exciting 11-run victory at Bude on Saturday in division three east of the Jolly's Drinks Cornwall League.
Put in to bat, Boconnoc made 146 for eight and bowled out the home side for 135 to complete the league double over Bude.
Boconnoc opened with Michael Blake and John Sleep but they were restricted by some tight bowling from the Bude opening bowlers and sadly both were removed before moving out of single figures, getting six and four respectively.
And with the score at 11 for two, Jon Niblett and Ian Hunter went about putting together a partnership on a track that wasn't the easiest to bat on.
Bude at one point got very vocal when they thought they had Hunter caught behind but the umpire gave it not out and the very next ball, Hunter was dropped at second slip off the bowling of Watson.
The third wicket fell when the score was on 77 and it was Hunter who was the batsman dismissed with his score on 42.
Niblett and Rob Foot put on a good partnership until Niblett who was the top scorer of the day was caught on 46. Foot was 38 not out at the end of the innings as Boconnoc pushed to get 160 but with the regular fall of wickets they finished up at the end of their 48 overs on 146 for eight.
Hunter and Will Geach opened the bowling after tea on top of the windy cliff and both bowled tightly in this passage of play but not pick up an early wicket.
The first wicket fell in the 11th over when Hunter trapped one of the Bude openers lbw. Bude's score at one point was 120 for five and with plenty of overs remaining but Boconnoc were determined to pick up the win.
And thanks to some tenacious fielding and accurate bowling they picked up the second half of the required wickets with Bude only adding another 14 runs.
Skipper Blake took three catches, including one outstanding one while he was stationed at extra cover off the bowling of Geach. Niblett finished off the match when he bowled the Bude number 11 for a duck thus finishing with 4 for 19 and going past the 40 wicket mark for the season.
Saturday's victory meant that Boconnoc this season have done the double over Bude.
Meanwhile, at the Deer Park, the 2nd XI picked up a win when they took on St Austell 4th XI when they chased down the required 158
They welcomed back Jason Walters to the side who had missed a few weeks through injury, he scored 59 not out and at the other end when the run chase was completed was Aaron Vincent who added 21.
The 1st XI finish off their season at home to Werrington 3rd XI and will be looking to finish on a postive note to what has been at times a challenging season.
The 2nd XI will make the trip down to play St Newlyn East 2nd XI in the basement game at the bottom of division six.
TREVOSE PAYS TRIBUTE TO OUTSTANDING LADY GOLFER:
During the Bank Holiday weekend, Trevose paid tribute to an England Ladies' international golfer, who sadly passed away at the age of 59.
Angela Uzielli, who lived in Berkshire, was a frequent visitor to Trevose where she was a member and regular prize winner.
Her career in ladies' amateur golf was outstanding; she won the Berkshire Ladies' County Golf Association Championship fifteen times and with her mother, won the Mother & Daughter's Championship at Royal Mid-Surrey 21 times. She also won it once with her own daughter.
Angela went on to enjoy a sparkling career at international level and she is still the only woman to have won the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship, the English Ladies' Close Amateur Championship, the British Senior Ladies' Open Amateur Championship and the English Senior Ladies' Amateur Championship.
Trevose paid tribute to her with a foursomes Stableford tournament which attracted 166 competitors and is now a firm annual fixture in the club's calendar. Results:
Angela Salvers: 1 A Hampel & Miss E Atkinson 42pts; 2 T Elliot & Mrs K Naylor 41; 3 Mr & Mrs M Kippax 40; 4 Mr & Mrs A Pirrie 40.
Bennett Cup (round 17): 1 C Burley 41pts; 2 T East 41; 3 A Curtis 39; 4 D Parker 39.
Colts & Fillies. Mixed Pairings: 1 Katie Elliott & Rupert Naylor 24.50 pts; 2 Saskia Naylor & Will Hyslop 23; 3 Emily Elliott & Hector Robinson 22.50; 4 Natalie Steele-Bodger & Will Hopton 22. Colts Only: 1 Tom Elliot & Charlie Leach 22pts; 2 Cato Davies & Tom Kerevan 20; 3 Angus Robinson & Max Seely 20.
Polkerris Charity Foursomes. Division One: 1 N Falconer & Miss E Atkinson 39.50pts; 2 H Kershaw & Miss L Elliot 39; 3 J Naylor & Miss R Naylor 38.50; 4 J Longley & Miss L Jacobs 38.50; 5 Mr & Mrs J Treadwell 37. J Naylor & Miss R Naylor win the Seaspell Family Cup.
Division Two: 1 A Robinson & Miss F Leach 43pts; 2 S & Mrs S Hampel 41.50; 3 T Halford & Miss S Naylor 39.50; 4 D Atkinson & Miss K Falconer 37.50; 5 Mr & Mrs J Aarvold 37.50.
Stableford Foursomes, August Bank Holiday Monday. Division One: 1 R Hampel & Miss R Naylor 43pts; 2 Miss C Nicholls & E Way 40; 3 H Kershaw & C Walpole40; 4 C van der Gucht & N Hyde 37.
Division Two: 1 R Leach & Mrs D Seely 39.50pts; 2 Mr & Mrs N Oldmeadow 33.50; 3 N Robinson & Mrs F Leach 33.50; 4 T Halford & Mrs K Naylor 32.
BOWOOD PARK SENIORS:
Bowood Park got back to winning ways on Friday against visitors Tehidy in this seniors match at their Lanteglos course which was again in top condition.
With weather only threatening to get brighter but not delivering the home side recorded a 5 points to 3 victory over their guests.
In the nearest the pin in two contest at the par 4, 16th hole Bowood's Dave Bragg made the mistake of getting twice as close to the pin as his captain to take the prize, making his inclusion in the next team match very doubtful.
Taking the honours at the same hole for Tehidy was David Horne.
Defeat at Staddon Heights:
Staddon Heights GC was the destination for Bowood Park on Tuesday August 27 for a seniors fixture which they lost 5½ to 2½.
The course was in super condition with greens as good as they come resulting in a closer contest than the score suggests with a number of matches only being decided on the 18th.
Deadly dead eyed Des Pooley was at it again with a superb 6 iron shot to within five feet of the cup at 176 yard par 3, 17th hole to win the nearest the pin contest for Bowood with Richard Elliot claiming the prize for Staddon on the same green.
ST ENODOC LADIES' PRESIDENT'S CUP:
The final of the President's Cup took place on Thursday August 29 in good playing conditions. Kath Biddle and Meg Godfrey were the two players contesting the final of this premier scratch match play competition.
As expected, both players produced some high quality golf and Kath took a two hole lead in to the back nine.
Meg made a fine birdie on the tenth to narrow the gap but Kath then won three holes out of the next five to become the 2013 scratch match play champion.
ST ENODOC LADIES:
The ladies were treated to a glass of Pimms when they returned to the clubhouse on Tuesday August 27, courtesy of Barbara Graham's hole in one on the 15th.
This feat boosted Barbara's score to 37 points but it was not enough to elevate her into the prizes on a day when scoring was exceptional.
Terri Gliddon won Division One on the Church Course with a fantastic 40 points, but only just as Bev Vann also achieved a total of 40 points and had to settle for second place on count back.
In Division Two, winner Sue Richards had a more comfortable four shot lead over Sarah Fisher who was pleased to be competing again after a prolonged absence due to injury.
On the Holywell Course first and second place could only be decided on count back as both Lesley Casey and Ann Worden finished with a grand total of 42 points.
Church Course Division 1: 1st Terri Gliddon 40pts (on count back); 2nd Bev Vann 40pts. Church Course Division 2: 1st Sue Richards 36pts; 2nd Sarah Fisher 32.
Holywell Course: 1 Lesley Casey 42pts (on countback); 2 Ann Worden 42.
TREVOSE LADIES RESULTS
Summer Stableford. Tuesday Aug 27 (played in two divisions). Silver: 1 P Prescott 38pts; 2 C Nicholls 38 (on count back). Bronze: 1 F Leach 36pts; 2 F Leach 31. Gross 2s: P Prescott on the 8th.
ST MELLION LADIES:
The good weather and great conditions continue to be reflected in the scores, the winner of division one Monthly Medal was Bridget Worth with 85-19-66.
Anita Gruitt came in second with 80-13-67 and third was Thelma McEvoy scoring 86-18-68. All of these sub-par rounds as the competition standard scratch was 69 on the day.
The second division was won by Julie Booty with 92-22-70, second was Sue Poole our vice-captain with 97-21-71 on countback from Meg Norris who is our newly announced future vice-captain (congratulations to her) with 93-22-71
Bridget Worth continued her good form by winning the Sunday Medal with 90-18-72, followed by Sammie Giles scoring 74-1-73 and in third place Megan Giles 85-10-75.
CAMELFORD & DISTRICT BOWLING CLUB:
The penultimate and final bowls matches of the season for Camelford Bowling Club took place last week, both against Callington, in the ECBL.
On Tuesday the Camels were away, winning two rinks and losing two but winning overall shots by 82-73. Stuart's big win managed to counteract the big loss on Malcolm's side and the other two rinks were pretty close.
Scores: K Davey, G Morris, R Batt, C Parsons lost 19-20; A Simon, E Cato, R Staple, S Hambly won 36-10; G Coe, R Coleshill, M Tapley, M Prout lost 8-26; R Shillaber, F Bennett, D Johns, N Wright won 19-17.
On Thursday the Camels were the hosts and only managed to be victorious on one rink – Neill's. There were no heavy defeats as on the Tuesday encounter and the final count was only 69 shots to 76 down.
Scores: S. Steadman, J. Tarrant, R. Coleshill, M. Tapley lost 18-25; K. Davey, T. Moseley, R. Batt, C. Parsons lost 13-25; R. Shillaber, F. Bennett, D. Johns, N. Wright won 25-10; A. Simon, E. Cato, R. Staple, S. Hambly lost 13-19.
The next news from the Camelford club will be the results of all the club competitions which I will report on after the annual dinner on October 5.
Thank you to those readers who have shown interest and, perhaps, enjoyed my reports and I will look forward to reporting again for the 2014 season – Francis Bennett.
EAST CORNWALL LEAGUE:
The new 2013-14 season is upon us, with one team withdrawing and one new team entering. The structure is the same as last season – 12 teams in divisions one, two and three, and ten teams in division four.
The season officially starts with the Charity Shield, which this season will be between Terriers (D1 Champions) and Vipers (KO Cup Winners) on Tuesday September 10 at the Jubilee Center, Duloe.
The first round of the ECSL KO Cup is as follows and is to be played week commencing October 7:
Half- Cutters v Cast-Offs; Liberators v Foreign Legion; Cornish Rattlers v Barley Belles; Terriers v Seccombes; Burley Booties v Flyers; Dogs Out v Antony SC; Alley Cats v Ditchers; Rebels v Dolly Mixtures; S Club 8 v Team Spirit; Londoners v Marketeers. All other teams have byes.
The first round of the five-a-side (matches to be arranged by home captains) is as follows:
Legionaires v Victorians; Hot Shots B v Nomads A; 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 v Sandpipers A; 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.
For all the latest news and fixtures, visit http://ecsl.leaguerepublic.com
Please note that The Skittle Bombs will be playing on Thursdays and not Tuesdays as stated in fixture book.