Monday 14 December 2009

Berkshire overpower Chiefs!

Cornwall 1st v Berkshire 2nd - 13.12.09, Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell.

It was Ladies Day at the home match against the travelling Berkshire team, with Cornwall’s girls putting in a fine performance to take 5 games, and the men missing out, as the match finished 10 – 5 in Berkshire’s favour.

The girls got off to a storming start, as both Jo Philp and Bronwen Wotton comfortably won their singles. Captain Kelvin Edwards was unlucky to lose his number 1 singles having taken his fast, young and powerful opponent to 3 ends.

Cornwall’s men, missing some key players, struggled against the Berkshire boys all afternoon – even the introduction of half-time pasties failed to slow them down!
But the girls continued in great style, Jo in particular having a fine afternoon, teaming up with Rachel Irish to win both doubles, and Bronwen and Claire Whitmore winning one and just losing an exciting 3 ender.

By the time the mixed doubles began, Berkshire needed just one game to take the match – 3 mixed games later and they’d won all of them, Kelvin and Bronwen going to 3 ends, but running out of steam in the third.

So the team finish this year on one win to date and some very narrow, point scoring losses, and they look forward to the second half of the season and a successful new year.

Team – Kelvin Edwards, Tom Lyle, Lee Bottrill, Bob Bell.
Jo Philp, Bronwen Wotton, Rachel Irish, Claire Whitmore.

Monday 7 December 2009

Veterans continue winning ways

Following their 12-0 win at the Isle of Wight, the over 60 veterans team continued their success with a 11-1 win against Dorset at St. Austell on 6th December. Team captain Brian Hannibal decided to field an identical team as previous.

The mens pairings of Brian and Phil had an exciting three ender against the Dorset first pair, where the dynamic Brian showed that he hasn't lost any speed and agility to secure victory. Mike, partnered with Tony also won both their doubles, with one match going to three ends.

The ladies also encountered close games, but unfortunately Pat and Celia just lost to the Dorset first pair. Vera playing alongside Chris Marr comfortably won both of their matches.

Fortunately Cornwall took all four of the mixed, which means that they are now 3rd in the league with games in hand.

The team now take a rest over the Christmas until January 3rd, when the annual County Veterans Tournament will be held at St. Austell. Entry forms are available to download from the download section to the right on this page, or from Pat Edwards on 01726 65015. This handicapped tournament is always great fun and open to players over 40.