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Cornishman sport round-up - September 27

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

  • Swimming: Members of St Ives Bay Swim Club who put in great performances at last weekend's mini Triathlon in Redruth. See report below.

  • Table tennis: The Cape Cornwall (St Just) team who won Division 3 of the West Cornwall League. From left, Marlene Carew, Gloria May, Elaine Fuller, Basil Stevens. Missing from picture: Peter Jackson. Preview of the new season, see page 78.

  • Penzance Tennis Club's Amy Johns (15) and Arielle Fitkin (12), who have been invited to the AEGON Summer Regional Tour finals, which bring together the 12 most successful players nationally in each age group to decide the overall champion of champions.

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Darts

WEST PENWITH SUMMER SUPER LEAGUE:

Premier Division: Newlyn RBL A went into their last match against Mousehole RBL knowing a 7-5 win would guarantee them the title.

However, things didn't go their way early on as Mousehole took a 4-0 lead, just as they did in the match between the two sides earlier in the season in a 6-6 draw.

But this time Newlyn were not to be denied as they hit back to win the remaining eight games to take the league title by a six point margin.

S Fletcher hit a 180 with a 121 outshot in a 15 darter. B Winterbottom threw two 20 legs with a 100 finish and ten tons, B Jones 15 and 21 dart legs with 13 tons, while reserves C Ninnis hit a 21 leg and N Lawrence 19 leg.

For Mousehole, L Tanner threw two 180s with a 20 leg, while D Gambrill hit two 20 legs.

Ludgvan SC B finished runners-up, also winning 8-4 at The Croft with P Ellis finishing on 104 with a 21 leg and sharing a 21 leg pairs with I Sawkins who hit ten tons. D May hit a 180 with 11 tons while C Pass also hit a 180 with ten tons.

For the Croft, R Perry hit a 180 with two 20 legs, M Hastings legs of 21 and 17 with 102 finish, T Clymo a 17 leg and G Goodman a 21 leg.

St Just FC ended their campaign with a 9-3 win over St Ives RBL, hitting five maximums on the night. S Hughes and G Webb hit 180s with 12 tons apiece. C Williams hit a 180 with 13 tons while D Edwards and S Curnow hit a 180 apiece and A Marshall a 17 leg. In reply for St Ives, C Nicholls hit a 15 darter, R Astle 20 leg and G Webster 21 leg.

St Just also claimed the average points against The Croft in their match that wasn't played, giving them another 8-0 win. But despite these two results they ended up two points behind Longboat B, who stayed in fourth place after beating The Howards 8-4 their last game.

M Quinn hit a 180 with 11 tons and A James 12 tons. For the Howards, T Wilkes threw a 180 with a 19 leg.

The Longboat also had the average points (11) added after last week's game between the Radjel and RAOB that wasn't played, giving the Buffs a 9-0 win, so that the average points could be calculated.

Some redemption for the Radjel was that they also picked up the 11 average points that were rewarded when St Ives RBL couldn't raise a side for their match either.

Finally, J Robinson hit a 180 with 15 leg for seventh place Longboat Vikings who finished the season with a 7-5 defeat to the Buffs B, for whom M Nicholls hit a 180 and shot out in 147. K Brockman hit a 20 leg and G Whitehorn a 21 leg.

Division One: With the title already settled and the top two not playing, third place Royal Standard A were held to a 6-6 draw with Royal Standard Gwinear, despite some fine arrows by the home team.

I Richardson threw a 21 leg with two 19 legs and also shot out on 125 with nine tons. A Martin hit a 21 leg and also threw nine tons while B Robbins and C Hocking threw seven tons each.

Trevelyan A ended their season by whitewashing Royal Standard B to overtake them in the table and finish in sixth place.

P Celentano threw a 180 with 12 tons, R Davidson shot out on 110, B Santi hit ten tons while A Hill hit eight tons.

For the Standard, K Stringer hit a 180 and J Rawles a 21 leg.

Bottom team the Dolphin ended the season on a high note with only their second victory of the campaign, beating the Wellington B 9-3 with eight tons by M Adams, while R Grey hit a 20 leg for the Wellington.

Division Two: With champions Astro Kings on a bye the battle for second place saw Ludgvan SC A defeat the Alex Inn 11-1 to ensure they secured runners-up spot.

Only P Morse and S Jackson won their doubles to avoid the whitewash for the Alex.

The Mexico Inn finished in fifth place after beating fourth place Cable Station 8-4, with M Gendall hitting seven tons while K Griffiths did likewise for the Station.

Elsewhere Trevelyan B won 11-1 against White Lion A, helped by T Harrison shooting out on 102.

J Bodinar won the Lion's last singles game to avoid the whitewash.

Division Three: White Lion B finished runners-up after beating Red Lion 8-4, with D Carne hitting a 180 and P Williams nine tons.

R Hart hit a 180 for the Astro Arrows who came from 4-2 down to beat Penzance RBL 7-5 with S Hart and P Lashbrooke winning the last two games to seal the victory.

The Globe had a narrow 7-5 win against the Fountain, despite leading 6-0 at one stage they needed G Strick to win the last singles to ensure the victory. The Fountain's L Youngman hit six tons.

Winter League results and hotshots, see Digest page 83.

Swimming

ST IVES BAY SWIMMERS EXCEL IN MINI TRIATHLON:

Members of the St Ives Bay Swim Club put in great performances at last weekend's mini Triathlon in Redruth.

Everyone swam, cycled and ran the course with determination and enthusiasm, all receiving competition medals.

Participants were Oliver Brunnock, Katie Nash, Sam Perkin, Reef Slack, Elis Richards, Tom Nash, Lois Brunnock, Archie Coulthard, Amber Sanders and Freya Perkin.

Sam won first place in the boys 9 year-old category, Freya was 2nd in 9 year-old girls, Lois 2nd in the 8 year-old girls category, and Reef second in the 11 year-old boys.

Some of these young athletes will be in action in the St Ives Bay Open Water Swim this Saturday on Carbis Bay beach, from 2.30pm.

Details can be found online at stivesbay-sc.org or turn up on the day, registration from noon.

Golf

LOCAL CLUBS ROUND-UP:

Cornwall's representatives in the English Senior and Junior County Champion of Champions tournaments, Harry Hall and Martin Biddle, played on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa over the weekend, finished down the field in their respective events.

Hall (West Cornwall) improved on his first round of 85 by 10 shots as he carded a second round 75 to finish in 22nd place in the 34-strong field in the Juniors tournament.

Meanwhile, Biddle (St Enodoc) finished in a share of 20th place in the 30-strong field of County Seniors champions after shooting rounds of 86 and 88.

Gale force winds and persistent heavy rain forced the cancellation of the first Winter Golf Series event due to have been played at West Cornwall on Sunday.

The conditions left Cornwall golf development officer Simon Wood with no alternative but to call the event off. The next round in the series is due to be played at Bowood Park on Saturday, October 20.

Former West Cornwall assistant Maria Tulley, now teaching pro at Wellshurst Golf and Country Club in Sussex, tied for fifth place after shooting a four over par 78 that included just one birdie but only five bogeys in the final tournament of this season's WPGA One Day Series at Little Aston last week.

Tulley finished the One Day Series season in fifth place in the Order of Merit despite playing in only five of the possible seven tournaments.

Sunday's wet and windy weather, whilst good for the course, spoiled what would have been a perfect week at Cape Cornwall and caused the cancellation of one of the club's favourite competitions, the Meadery Masters. Hopefully this will be rearranged in the near future.

The conditions had been perfect on all other days and Brett Farmer took full advantage by winning both the seniors' competitions on Tuesday and Friday.

Junior member Ryan Hosken won Wednesday's Stableford with 41 points causing the computerised handicap system to recognise an exceptional period of good play and cut him accordingly. Mike Waters and Chris Hooley took second and third places and it was good to see the club's new owner, Gary Firmager, coming fourth in his first competition.

By far the busiest day was Saturday, with a large visiting golf society and a wedding taking place at the same time as a full field of members competed for the Bosullow Bowl. This mixed competition was won by Hillary Brown and Paul Ferris. Second place went to Martin Uren and Lyn Chitty with Anne Jones and Dan Ferris coming third.

David Prowse won the men's Praa Sands Putter at Praa Sands on Sunday with 37 points. Alun Dixon was second with 30, Nigel Waters third with 27 and Tony Boyce fourth with 25.

Linda Dunford took the ladies' Monthly Medal and the Scratch Salver on Saturday with 89-20=69 on the last nine holes from Judy Thomas (99-30=69). Alison Jacka was third with 92-22=70 and Di Lyons fourth with 92-20=72 on the last nine holes from Carole Jones (92 -20=72).

Other results. Praa Sands Cup: Ray Crebo defeated Andy Hurrell. Mount Prospect Trophy: 1, Toby Prior 40 pts; 2, Francis Vickerstaffe 38; 3, Derek Hunter 34. Ladies' 9-hole Wednesday Stableford: 1, Ann Seabrook 18 pts; 2, Anne Griffiths 16; 3, Sue Harvey 14. Di Lyons won the putting competition.

The ladies of West Cornwall played their monthly Stableford in a challenging strong and cold north-west wind last week.

Results. Div 1: 1, Margaret Hosking 37 pts; 2, Judy Ryder 33. Div 2: 1, Doreen Daniels 29; 2, Viv Rowe 29. Div 3: 1, Sue Lucarotti 27; 2, Sheila Currie 22.

West Cornwall nominated for Club of the Year, see page 82.

Scilly cricket

SAINTS BLOW BUGLE AWAY:

St Martin's cricketers edged out visiting Bugle in a game limited by a 4pm start.

The home side, with a late flurry after steady if unspectacular progress, reached 134, thanks to an undefeated 66 by J Smith.

Bugle, losing an early wicket, were always behind the run rate as they chased the home total, despite a fine 62 by Gribble who was run out by a direct throw from the deep, falling 10 runs short at the end.

Tennis

FREE TASTER SESSIONS:

To celebrate Britain's first major tennis tournament win in 76 years by Andy Murray at the US Open, Penzance Tennis Club is offering Cornishman readers a free tennis taster session.

The club is flourishing with over 150 children, aged four to 17 attending weekly for coaching. They offer coaching courses, squad sessions, practice nights and a comprehensive competition programme.

Over the last two years Penzance Tennis development programme has created a strong community focus working closely with six key primary schools and secondary schools reaching out to more than 1,000 children a year.

Penzance have started to build a more progressive structure to the club's coaching programme. In two years the club have achieved Beacon Status for great work in the community, won Club of the year in the South West and became the only club in Cornwall to get Performance Status.

Membership has grown significantly and the whole club has become more professional.

To book your free tennis taster session contact Martin Coates on 07787124003 or email mjctennis@gmail.com. Many apologies for the incorrect contact details appearing last week.

Youth cricket

PENZANCE WINTER NETS:

Penzance Cricket Club U15 winter net sessions commence on Monday October 1 in the Penwith College Sports Hall, from 5pm to 7pm.

The U11 and U13 boys and girls nets commence on Monday October 8. The U11 sessions run from 5pm to 6pm and the U13 sessions from 5pm to 7pm. Ongoing net sessions run on alternate weeks for each age group.

Anyone interested in playing for Penzance in any of these age groups are welcome to attend. Penzance is a Clubmark accredited Focus Club, and the net sessions are organised and run by qualified ECB Level 2 cricket coaches. For details contact Shaun Trenoweth on 07966 559138.

Youth football

KERNOW YOUTH LEAGUE:

Ludgvan Lions U12s got their new League campaign off to an impressive start with a 2-2 draw with champions Frogpool.

Both teams adapted well to the difficult conditions and it was Frogpool who took the lead against the run of play on the stroke of half time as a 25 yard power drive left keeper Will Trenoweth no chance.

The Lions poured forward after the interval and on 40 minutes Jack Sharp was upended in the box and picked himself up to coolly slot home a well deserved equaliser.

However, it was the visitors who again took the initiative and regained the lead shortly after.

Ludgvan refused to give up and were rewarded when a jinking run from Bailey Stevens produced an exquisite finish past the out-stretched hand of the keeper.

The Lions had chances to steal the game towards the end but Frogpool clung on for a point.

The Lions are always looking to strengthen their squad and anybody interested, please contact Shaun on 07966 559 138.

Youth rugby

WINNING START FOR HAKES:

St Ives U14s won 41-17 in their first game of the season at St Austell.

A close game was anticipated as last season's matches ended in a narrow win for each side.

St Ives started the stronger with Samson Leach opening the scoring, followed by two tries from Sol Hardy, one converted by Peter Skeggs.

St Austell got back into the game and added two tries, one converted.

The second half saw two tries in quick succession by Skeggs, before St Austell responded with an unconverted try of their own.

The final converted score came from man of the match Hardy.

This was a good start to the season for St Ives and all players gave their all. However this still is a small squad and boys who would like to join will be more than welcome, just turn up for training at the club on Wednesdays at 6pm.

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