West Briton County Scene sport round-up August 22
CHACEWATER FOUR STORM TO NATIONAL TITLE WIN:
The Chacewater team of Colin Smith, David Parr, Nigel Laity and Colin Binny from Chacewater BC, Cornwall, have won the Bowls England National Fours Championship, sponsored by Coaguchek.
They defeated the Cambridgeshire rink of Roger Mansfield, Les Bradford, Neil Flack and Steve Jacobs from Sawston BC 27-7 in last week's final at Beach House Park, Worthing.
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Earlier, they picked up nine shots without reply over the last four ends to defeat Joe Melmore, Matt Bass, Sam Tolchard and Jamie Chestney from Kings BC, Devon, while Cambridgeshire were never behind when winning through against Justin Hudson, Simon Peach, Mervyn Chapman and Ian Whiley from Wootton Park BC, Norfolk.
David Parr said: "This is a tremendous achievement for the Chacewater club and will help to make 2013 one of its most successful seasons.
"All six games played, except for the final, were very tight with only a few shots involved each time, we did not make it easy for our supporters who on occasions could not bear to watch as our opponents were bowling their last bowls (more nerve racking for them than playing!).
"All four of us played well throughout, each doing our bit. It was great team effort and great company on and off the green and hopefully people will feel we have done the Duchy proud."
Chacewater, having now won the English title will go on to represent England in the British Isles championships in 2014.
Cornwall won this title previously in 2003 by Stenalees and 2006 by Carnon Downs and Chacewater are delighted to complete the hat trick.
Results: Semi-Finals: Sawston BC, Cambridgeshire (S Jacobs) bt Wootton Park BC, Norfolk (I Whiley) 22-13; Chacewater BC (C Binny) bt Kings BC, Devon (J Chestney) 19-17. Final: Chacewater (C Binny) bt Sawston BC, (S Jacobs) 27-7.
Youth cricket Festival
SUN SHINES FOR A CHANGE:
FOR the first time in four years, all competitions were played to a final at the Cornwall Youth Cricket Festival.
St Just upheld the honour of the local clubs with their Under 11 victory, as they were the only Cornish winners of a boys' event, with popular Birmingham visitors Walmley (U13 and U15) and Andover Under 17 (Hampshire) claiming the other trophies.
However, Wadebridge CC won the second ever girls' tournament. Thankfully, the weather held good for most of the week, with just a small amount of rearrangement being required and all four finals were played in good conditions.
St Just were well tested by Perranporth in the Under 11 final, which ended 133 runs to 130. In the other competitions, Grampound Road A took the Plate, beating Rosudgeon B, and Camborne defeated Roche in the Bowl.
The Under 17 finals were cut short by persistent rain on Thursday evening, so the Plate, between Camborne and St Gluvias, has been held over until this week.
However, Andover were able to play their semi-final on Friday afternoon, defeating Walmley A, then squeezed in the final against Paul, immediately before most of their opponents took the field for the Under 15 final with Walmley.
The players and their team organisers were all most helpful in their readiness to get the games played and some very competitive matches ensued, but with the stronger team prevailing each time. Andover's 77 for six was enough to defeat Paul by 14 runs in the Under 17s, Max Souter claiming the 'Player of the Final' award.
At Under 15, St Erme won the Bowl, beating St Austell by the wide margin of 70 runs. Luc Lombard scored 79 in this match, winning him the U15 Batting Performance of the Week.
Rosudgeon were well beaten by Walmley B in the Plate, whilst the main event was won by Walmley A. The Midlands side scored 119 for 4 (J Harrison 45) in the shortened innings of eight 8-ball overs and, though Paul made the good reply of 98-5, took the title in fairly comfortable fashion.
However, Paul's Ryan Cornish, who scored 51, was named Player of the Final. Ollie Cox, of Andover CC, completed an amazing double, being top scorer with the bat (69, against Falmouth) and recording the best bowling figures, taking 6 for 13 against Grampound Road, including a hat-trick.
The Under 13s had their finals on Thursday and two Penwith teams met in the Plate final, where Rosudgeon were winners by 7 wickets over St Just.
In the Cup final, Walmley made a steady 91 for 5, a competitive but attainable target for locals Truro. The Cornish team got close, but went down by eight runs in the end, Sam Wyatt finishing on 41 not out and claiming the Player of the Final award.
Walmley therefore claimed the double, but they then generously donated their prizes of Lord's Taverners kit bags to two Cornish clubs. Six teams took part in the Under 14 Girls' competition on Tuesday. Falmouth CC entered two teams, the Diamonds and the Pearls, who were the eventual runners-up.
The teams all played each other in a 'round-robin' group and the penultimate match saw Wadebridge defeat Matt Rowe's Development Team by a wide enough margin to overtake them in second place.
However, a surprise win for Grampound Road over Falmouth Pearls then meant that Wadebridge claimed the title on runs difference.
This is the first year that they have fielded a girls' team in matches and were understandably delighted with their success. Lisa's All Stars were the other team taking part.
The 2014 Festival will run from Sunday August 10 to Friday August 15, at St Gluvias Cricket Club and other local grounds.
Under 11 Final: St Just 133, Perranporth 130; St Just won by 3 runs.
Under 13: Walmley 91-5, Truro 83-4; Walmley won by 8 runs.
Under 15: Walmley A 119-4, Paul 98-5; Walmley A won by 21 runs.
Under 17: Andover 77-6, Paul 63-3; Andover won by 14 runs.
CORNWALL SUPER LEAGUE:
Queens Arms A (Constantine) took another big step towards being crowned champions of Men's Premier West with a 9-3 victory against Western Inn (St Austell), with Terry Webber (27.83) prominent.
Second placed White Hart (Camborne) received good service from Paul Cook (27.21) and Kevin Bray (29.47) in their 10-2 win over St Rumons (Redruth) but despite being only two points behind the leaders, have played a game more.
Paul Ellis (26.83) was Astro Club's (Penzance) form player in their 9-3 victory against Clipper Way Inn (Falmouth) while in Kernow Club's (Truro) 9-3 success over Newquay Rowing Club A, Dave Mills top scored with 19 ton plus throws which included a brace of 180s.
Britannia Inn C (Truro) took a share of the spoils at Heathcoat Social Club (Redruth) while Holmans Social Club (Camborne) prevailed 7-5 at Britannia Inn A (Truro).
Four Winds Inn (Falmouth) were confirmed as champions of Ladies' Premier West when winning their final fixture 6-1 at Albany RFC A (Redruth) to take the title by nine points.
Holmans Social Club (Camborne), despite a good showing from Sandra Allen (20.88), suffered their third defeat of the campaign when going down 4-3 at home to Queens Arms (Constantine).
They do however finish as runners-up, nine points behind the champions who finished with an unblemished record.
Heathcoat Social Club B (Redruth) emerged 5-2 winners at Beacon Inn (Camborne) while both winning by a 6-1 margin were Britannia Inn (Truro) and Constantine Social Club.
SOUTH WEST CHAMPS:
The South West Championships was not ignored by the county and anyone that reached the entry standard was advised to enter and compete in a county vest.
The format allowed any athlete with the Grade 3 UK standards to enter as an individual, the first across the line would then score points for the seven counties in the South West Region, providing a good standard of competition at local level.
Devon were runaway winners overall over Dorset and Wiltshire. Best age group team positions went to the Under 17 men who were joint winners with Somerset with the Under 15 Boys in joint second.
Winners in the victorious Under 17 men's team were Corey Cross in both sprint and 400m Hurdles (14.66s / 60.52s); Oliver Clark Long Jump 6.37m; Sam Robins Pole Vault 3.40m and Patrick Swan Discus and Hammer (49.12m / 47.74m).
Other top three placings with winning performances:
Senior Men: Chris Hill 1st 100m 10.87s; Phillip Warwicker 1st Triple Jump 12.58m.
Under 20 Men: Connor Swan 1st Javelin 59.02m; Under 20 Women – Katie Yeomans 1st Long Jump 5.01m; Maria Brett 1st Hammer 44.12m.
Under 17 Men: Sam Robins 2nd High Jump and 3rd Javelin.
Under 17 women: Abbie Hewitt 2nd 300m.
Under 15 Boys: Jack Nancarrow 2nd 300m and 1st 800m 2m:09.59s; Ciaran Trevena 1st Pole Vault 2.60m; Kieraon Madden 1st Hammer 29.24m.
Under 15 Girls: Rachel Howe 1st 200m 27.94s; Georgia Doyle-Lay 1st 300m 43.22s; Sian Temple 2nd 3000m.
Under 13 Boys: Finn Birnie 1st 1500m 4m:46.93s; Thomas Fisher 2nd 1500m.
Under 13 Girls: Sarah Wilson 3rd 800m.
COLWITH FARM TRIAL:
The 60 riders who entered this year's Colwith Farm Trial at Treesmill, near Lostwithiel, were faced with three laps of eight double sub sections.
Run by Camel Vale Motorcycle Club, the previous day's rain did little to help keep the scores down for most people.
Riding well and taking the overall win, was Alex Bland who coped very well with the sections and conditions to lead home Sam Fack in the Expert class.
Riding in the clubman expert class Robert Smith also took a clear win from Phil Atkins and Matt Tabb.
Down on the Yellow course Dave Kemp kept the theme going also taking a clear win from Mark Seward, who was out having a first ride for quite some time on a very neat newly built twinshock.
The Yellow/white course was won by "Buzz" Bray from Stephen Pritchett and Richard Parkyn. Young Alex Diment rode well to complete the course all be it with quite a high score.
The ever popular White course had not only modern monoshocks, but older tripleshocks, trailbikes, youths and older riders all competing against one another.
The mono win went to Tim Jasper from Reg Hicks and Adrian Bray, closely followed by Tony Dinham and Jon White.
Peter Bullen had a close win in the Twin shock class from Chris Anstee and Kevin Hawke, while the Youth B went to Peter Higman and Josh Wright the Youth C.
Richard Trott riding his Pre-65 Cub took his class win and in the Trailbike / Enduro class Andy Skelton took the win from Jeremy Dunn and Justin Gibbs.
Results: Blue/Red course: Exp Prem, A Bland 14, Sam Fack 41. C/man exp Prem, R Smith 16, P Atkins 57, M Tabb 67. Yellow course: Prem, D Kemp 12, M Seward 29, C Williams 50. Yellow /white course: Mono Prem, B Bray 38, S Pritchett 50, R Parkyn 53. Youth B, A Diment 135. White course: Mono Prem, T Jasper 14, R Hicks 18, A Bray 21, T Dinham 24, J White 31. T/S Prem, P Bullen 18, C Anstee 19, K Hawke 30.
Pre 65, R Trott 30. Youth B, P Higman18. Youth C, J Wright 52. T/bike, A Skelton 23, J Dunn 74, J Gibbs 86.
HELSTON EVENT GROWS:
Helston AFC again plays host to Cornwall's Strongest Man competition on Sunday.
The event has grown further this year with the introduction of a Novices Tournament immediately prior to the Open event, for which there are a combined confirmed 30 entries.
In addition, this year the organisers welcome guest judge Rob Frampton, former contestant in World's Strongest Man and Martin Cee, regarded as the 'Voice of Strong Man.'
Event List: Novice: Log medley, Atlas Stones, Dead Lift, Farmers walk and Truck Pull.
Open: Log medley, Atlas Stones, Super Yoke, Farmers Walk, Truck Pull and Giant Tytre Flip.
The Novice Event starts at 9am with the open event to follow at 1pm.
Gates are open at 8am and prices are the same as last year at £3 for adults, OAP's/ U-18s £1, Under 8's are free.
The clubhouse and kitchen will be open.
ST LEVAN 10K:
The Stephen Chapple Memorial Races, St Levan 10K and Children's 2-mile Fun Run, took place last Friday evening, starting from the St Levan Playing Field, writes Alan Rowling
A large field of 200 runners gathered for the annual 10K race, with 60 youngsters lining up for the Children's Two mile Fun Run.
Stephen was the driving force behind these races from 1991 until last year when he lost his battle with cancer.
His family have donated shields for the first parish male and female in the 10K race and for the first parish boy and girl in each age group in the children's run.
Steve's daughter Hannah agreed to present the prizes to the winners of each age group.
This year the races raised funds for St Levan Sports Club, Macmillan and St Julia's Hospice.
Entries for the 10K came from all over the country, including a sprinkling of holidaymakers from Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Rayleigh in Essex, Walsall in the West Midlands and St Martin on Jersey.
It was also well supported by local clubs, including Mounts Bay Harriers, Hayle Runners, Cornwall AC, Carn Runners, Falmouth Road Runners, Newquay Road Runners and Truro Running Club.
Tom Muddiman (Southampton AC) and local athlete Neil Eddy (Mounts Bay Harriers) soon led the way over the fast opening mile of England's most westerly road race and it was soon evident that no one else could follow their fast pace. Little separated the two leaders on the long uphill climb to the three mile point, when Muddiman opened a small gap over the Penzance tri-athlete.
As the route levelled off after four miles, Eddy got back on terms with the Southampton man but could not respond to a strong final mile, as Muddiman crossed the line in 34.37, with Eddy a further 21 seconds behind.
Another tri athlete, the Newquay Road Runner Jonas Gummerson, finished third (36.16) with fourth placed Paul Whear (Carn Runners) leading the large contingent of Veteran runners home.
The Ladies' race was won by one of the many local runners taking part, Carol Randall (Mounts Bay Harriers). Before joining Mounts Bay, Carol regularly trained over this course, which she knew like 'the back of her hand' and local knowledge certainly helped on this occasion.
Carol moved into the lead from the start, with second placed Jenny Almey (Cornwall AC) always keeping the Mounts Bay Harrier in her sights but never able to close the gap to the leader.
In the overall standings, Carol finished 27th, with Jenny just one place and 27 seconds behind.
There was also a close battle for third spot, with Donna Raggett (Cornwall AC),despite nursing an Achilles tendon problem, holding off the challenge from Debbie Harrison (Hayle Runners), beating the Hayle runner by one place and fourteen seconds.
In the closely fought team competitions, Hayle Runners won the Men's prize beating Mount's Bay Harriers by the narrow margin of eight points but honours were shared in the Ladies race, where Mount's Bay reversed the leading team positions, beating Hayle by twelve points.
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PIRATES COME TO TOWN:
Following the success of their Summer Roadshows 'One' and 'Two', a third Cornish Pirates Roadshow takes place on Tuesday at Truro RFC from 10am – 12.30pm, at Penryn RFC from 1.30pm – 4pm, and then at Redruth RFC from 5pm – 8pm.
These Summer Roadshows have provided opportunities to watch the Cornish Pirates squad train and to meet the players and staff. Children have been able to improve their skills, make new friends and enhance their taste for the game, whilst there have also been informal Q&A and autograph sessions, coach education and tag rugby games.
The days have also ended at the evening venues with a barbecue for supporters and children, sitting and eating alongside the players.
At the Redruth venue the opportunity will be taken to not only highlight the tremendous work undertaken by the Cornish Pirates during the summer months community-wise – with the support of clubs about the county very much appreciated – but to also promote the Festival Weekend, and especially the August 30 match between the Cornish Pirates and a Cornwall Clubs' XV.
For further details with reference to the Roadshows please contact the Cornish Pirates Community Manager, James Coles – email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01736 335316.