Monday 14 February 2011


Following their tremendous 11-1 win over the Isle Of Wight in the last match, captain Brian Hannibal always knew that Cornwall’s encounter with top of the table Avon 1 would be much more competitive.

With Mike Nancekivell not available, Brian called upon super-sub Bill Edgar, who can always be relied upon when needed.

Both of the first two mens matches involving the regular pairing of Brian with Phil Oland and Tony Roberts teaming up with Bill went to three ends. Although the games could have easily gone either way, both were lost. Fortunately Brian and Phil won their remaining game against the Avon second pair, while Bill and Tony played exceptionally well to defeat the Avon first pair.

The ladies matches were also tough games. Despite some precision serving from Pat Edwards playing with Celia Hillman the only win came from Vera Nancekivell partnering Chris Marr.

It was hoped that the mixed games would produce some positive results, but the Avon pairings were very good and our only success came from Celia partnered by Bill.

This was the match which Cornwall needed to win in order to consolidate top spot in the league, however with two away matches remaining, one at Avon 2nd and the other at Wiltshire, it is hoped that second place will be maintained.

The team were honoured and pleased to have the County President, Mr Michael Avery and his wife Pauline in attendance and their support was appreciated.