LISKEARD MIDFIELDER STEP NEARER TO LIVING DREAM:
Talented local footballer Jarrad Woods is a step closer to winning a dream professional contract with Leyton Orient, Swindon Town or Wycombe Wanderers.
Midfielder Jarrad, 19, from Menheniot, is one of 88 players who have progressed onto the Semi-Final stages of Samsung's nationwide Win A Pro Contract competition, which attracted a record number 5,700 entrants.
Jarrad impressed the Football CV scouts at his regional trial at Bristol North Goals Soccer Centre.
Jarrad said: "It's an honour and a great achievement as I've come across some very good players in this competition.
"Since the Samsung regional trials I've been keeping myself fit and playing regular football matches for Liskeard.
"I'm really excited. Hopefully I'll play to my best ability and impress. It would be a dream come true to win a pro contract."
Jarrad will compete in an 11-a-side match against fellow amateur hopefuls at Wycombe Wanderers' Adams Park this Sunday.
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LAUNCESTON RECEIVE GRANTS FOR NEW PAVILION:
The England and Wales Cricket Trust (EWCT) have announced that Launceston Cricket Club have received grants from the EWCT (£50,000) and Sport England (£50,000) towards the cost of the second phase of their pavilion development.
This phase is costing £104,000 approximately and the total project cost will be in excess of £200,000.
The EWCT's grant aid programme aims to finance capital projects, including renovations to improve facilities which contribute to sustaining and increasing participation.
Launceston CC had been previously identified by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Cornwall Cricket Board as a club of strategic importance and because of their willingness to actively support ECB development policies.
Launceston CC's joint development manager, Mervyn Dawe, said: "Last year we demolished all the mobile caravans which used to be our changing accommodation and last winter we built the first phase of our new pavilion.
"We were delighted to be awarded further grants which will enable us to build the second phase so that our pavilion will be ready in advance of next season.
"When the building is complete we will have four large changing rooms, an umpires' room, a large social area and bar, kitchen, toilets and showers in the dressing rooms and separate ladies and gents toilets and facilities for people with disabilities. This is a modern pavilion built to ECB specifications.
"The new pavilion will be a high quality facility providing modern facilities for our two adjacent playing areas on the ten acre site.
"During recent times the club has made very considerable progress and the fact that we have achieved ECB Clubmark and Focus Club status enabled us to make the grant applications.
"We field three senior league teams on Saturdays, a midweek senior team and four junior teams. We have over 70 junior cricketers at the club – boys and girls – and we aim to introduce a women and girls' section next year.
"The club has an active youth development and coaching programme and Launceston College also uses our facilities.
"We consider ourselves most fortunate to be able to build this wonderful new facility in the present difficult economic climate.
"We are extremely grateful to all our funding partners in the last two years including Sita Environmental Trust, Cornwall Council, The Bernard Sunley Foundation, Co-operative Membership Fund and the Norman's Family Trust.
"The England and Wales Cricket Trust and Sport England have been exceptionally generous and we also acknowledge with gratitude the support and advice given to us by the England and Wales Cricket Board and the Cornwall Cricket Board.
"We regard the grants and all the fundraising as an investment in cricket at the club for the future and also for the long term benefit of the local community."
St Austell 2 Bodmin Dragons 2:
Bodmin were hosted by an experienced St Austell side on Saturday in perfect weather conditions.
The home side, having secured two convincing wins against the Dragons last season, were confident from the start however had clearly not anticipated the immediate force presented to them from the strong, well coached, Dragon side.
For the first 20 minutes the Dragons dominated the park with strong possession and ball control, rarely allowing St Austell to intercept the ball.
A couple of well worked but unconverted chances for Bodmin momentarily lapsed their focus resulting in a lucky break for St Austell and the first goal for the home side.
Bodmin soon equalised with an aesthetically pleasing goal from striker Paulette spry. Half time score 1-1.
The second half saw Bodmin initially loose a little of their spark and allowed The Saints to control more of the game and the Dragons become 2-1 down.
In response, Bodmin tightened up their game to regain a strong possession and took advantage of the home sides' domestic frustration with another Paulette Spry goal. Final score a 2-2 draw.
Lizzie Yeo was once again crowned Player of the match. Captain Sarah Hawkey said: "I am one very proud captain. What a great team effort we have come so far this season and Saturday's performance is a great way to finish off the year."
Bodmin Dragons now sit in mid table ahead of the Christmas break.
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Next match: Saturday January 18 v Plymouth University.
Wadebridge 28, Bodmin 34:
The game started well with Wadebridge highly motivated and ready to perform for their local supporters.
When the whistle blew on the first quarter Wadebridge were happy taking the lead 7-2 but Bodmin were not going to give up.
The game became very close and at half time, Wadebridge were behind Bodmin by 1 goal (10-11), this ignited the competitive nature in both teams but the players still maintained great sportsmanship towards one another.
Wadebridge stepped onto the court for the third quarter slightly knocked by Bodmin's comeback and struggled to keep possession. Once Bodmin had possession they were set on scoring, and their GS and GA were unstoppable with highly accurate shooting.
The final quarter Wadebridge were finding it difficult to keep positive as Bodmin took a further lead and they closed the game with a six goal lead.
This is the second home game Wadebridge have lost so far this season, yet they haven't lost an away match this year.
Player of the match voted for by Wadebridge, Sophie Purkis, Centre. Sophie played the full match with great energy and focus.
We would like to also thank Bodmin for their kind message after the game complimenting our play and team spirit.
If you are interested in joining our training or team please come along on Tuesdays 6.15pm Wadebridge Sports Centre.
LISKEARD & DISTRICT:
Sports Club Lions consolidated their position at the top of the table when they secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer against visitors Cornish Ivy.
Biggest winners of the week though were Liberal Club A, who inflicted on their stable-mates Liberal Club B an 11-0 whitewash.
Malcolm Warne recorded a brace of 180 scores, inspiring Victoria B to an 8-3 success at British Legion while John Jefford was on target with an outshot of 105 as White Hart A won by an identical scoreline at Cheesewring.
Rivercroft restricted Butchers Arms to just a solitary point while Con Club emerged 9-2 winners on their visit to Climbing Ivy and have now moved up to share second place.
Jerry Harris caught the eye when achieving nine ton plus throws including the week's highest checkout of 120 as Victoria A edged out Marquee Bar by the narrowest of margins.
In the two remaining matches, Rally Club and White Hart B both emerged 8-3 winners against Eliot Arms and East Taphouse respectively.
Maximums: Malcolm Warne 2, Nick Hicks (Victoria B); Fran Julian (White Hart B); Patrick Rowe (East Taphouse).
LISKEARD AREA LADIES:
White Hart B secured 11 points from two matches which sees them move up into second place.
They defeated Marquee Bar 6-1, aided by a checkout of 114 from Belinda Hall and Hall was again on target the following night when, in helping her side to a 5-2 defeat of Ivy X, she finished at the first time of asking from 109.
A 6-1 victory for The Gypsies against Sportsmans keeps them in pole position while Liberal Club defeated Ivy X 5-2.
Cheesewring were edged out 4-3 by visitors East Taphouse but made amends in a re-arranged fixture when winning 5-2 at Butchers Arms.
Winning by the odd game of seven were Butchers Arms, Con Club and Ivy Belles.
There is little change at the top of the table after the leading trio all won by a comfortable margin.
Unbeaten leaders Sportsmans made it 10 wins on the bounce when defeating White Hart 8-3 while the second and third placed teams, Rally Club and Barbican Inn, both won 9-2 against Sports Club and East Taphouse respectively.
Matt Yorke was on target for Rally Club and recorded the only three-figure checkout of the week with a mark of 103.
In the remaining matches, there were 8-3 victories for Callington Cricket Club, Halfway and Marquee Bar.
TREVOSE LADIES RESULTS:
Cloudy and very cold weather greeted the 22 ladies that played in the last Stableford of November. Played in one division, there was only one point between the first three. Played in one Division.
Result: 1 Patricia Prescott 37pts; 2 Jean Gledhill 36; 3 Linda Derry 35.
Patricia Prescott on the seventh hole. Margaret Oliver on the eighth hole. Bobby Vindenes & Gill Vivian on the 11th hole.
ST ENODOC WINTER SPECIAL:
St Enodoc is offering a 'Golf & Grub' Winter Special over its Holywell Course for golfers who would like to visit St Enodoc but may not be up to the tough challenge of its testing championship Church Course.
For £25, golfers can warm up from now until March 31 next year over St Enodoc's extensive practice facilities, play 18 holes over the relatively-short Holywell layout and then enjoy ham, egg and chips in the clubhouse of one of England's most historic golf clubs.
More manageable in length and carries than the Church Course, the Holywell is ideal for beginners, juniors, seniors and golfers without a valid handicap and also perfect for experienced golfers who would just like a quick round of golf.
Though just 4,082 yards, St Enodoc's second 18 still boasts some demanding holes with small, testing target greens making it a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
The club is giving the Holywell Course plenty of attention in terms of man hours and resources in an attempt to upgrade the club's second course to the presentation standards of the championship course.
Greenkeepers have been renewing tees, manicuring bunkers and continuing to implement new ideas for improvements.
IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR HAMLEY's WIN AT TREVOSE:
Mike Hamley took advantage of the ideal conditions to win round 13 of the Harlyn Cup at Trevose with 42 Stableford points. Craig Burley finished in second place with 40 points and Graham Stokes was third on countback from Tony Flood after both players scored 38 points.
Flood parred the first four holes to lead the field by one point but then crashed with a no-score on the fifth. He went on to reach the turn with 22 points; one ahead of Stokes, level with Hamley but one behind Burley, who had played the opening nine holes in 31 strokes for 23 points.
On the home stretch, Burley dropped strokes on the tenth, 12th and 18h, but birdied the 14th and parred the rest to complete his round in 68 strokes gross, for 40 points.
Flood dropped four strokes on the first three holes of the back nine but parred the 13th to get back on level terms with Hamley and finish with 38 points.
Stokes added 17 points to draw level with Flood; but a crucial birdie on the sixteenth forced Hamley to the top of the leader-board to record his first win in the series by two points.
Results: Harlyn Cup (round 13): 1 Mike Hamley 42pts; 2 Craig Burley 40; 3 Graham Stokes 38; 4 Tony Flood 38.
Jubilee Cup: 1 Victoria Pawley 78 -11 hcp = 67 net; 2 Tim Smith 81-10 hcp = 71; 3 John Ball 85-13 hcp = 72.
Sharp Decanters: 1 David Cowan & Gary Lenaghan 74 Stableford Points; 2 Rod Davis & Bob Allen 73; 3 Nick Gammon & Chris Gammon 71; 4 John Ball & Alan Plester 68.
Victoria Cup (round 13): 1 Neil Ivamy 38pts; 2 Ryan Curtis 37; 3 Kevin Patterson 36; 4 A Richards 36.
LAUNCESTON ROAD RUNNERS SUCCESS AT MOB MATCH:
Launceston Road Runners' very own Dan Rodgers won the Mob Match at Falmouth. The men took an excellent second place in the team competition, with the ladies coming in third.
Furthermore, inspirational award winning by Peter Mander, Brian Wildes and Phil Box within their Grand Prix categories, with Ann Venning, Martin Venning and Janet Lathom picking up awards for running at least eight races in the series.
Would you like to be part of our fantastic club? All ages and abilities are catered for and will be made most welcome. Please be advised that for health and safety reasons, hi-viz clothing is a standard requirement for evening runs.
Launceston Road Runners meet for a social run on Tuesday nights (bring your torch), at Phoenix Leisure Centre ,Launceston at 6.45pm and for training sessions on a Thursday night, meeting in the car park at the Phoenix Leisure Centre at 7pm.
Wednesday afternoon runs take place in Bude, meeting at the rugby club at 3.30pm. For further details, email comm.@treggy7.co.uk, go to www.launcestonroadrunners.co.uk or visit our Facebook page.
Ladies team: Julie Barriball 41.01, Kirsty Freeman 42.19, Janet Lathom 44.38, Sue Parkin 45.58, Lavinia Marshall 46.01, Hayley Thorp 46.19, Jackie Chapman 46.43, Laura Hawken 47.05.
Men's team: Dan Rodgers 26.18, Kevin Marshall 31.15, Darren Evans 31.35, Graham Newberry 32.00, Brian Wiles 35.44, Dean Parkin 37.28, Graham Parkin 38.01, Peter Thorp 41.01.