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Bodmin and district grassroots sport, September 7

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: September 07, 2012

FOOTBALL: Pictured are teams from Week St Mary vets and youth teams with Plymouth Argyle Veterans, celebrating the opening of the new pitch. Paul Hamlyn.

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Club chairman Andrew Smeeth welcomed Plymouth Argyle Legends, guests Colin Burrell, Mike Newcombe, Paul Collins (chairman, secretary and

vice chairman respectively Duchy Football League), Ken Turner (Kingsley League) and guest match officials Rae Francis and Ivor Phillips.

The day saw the culmination of much hard work by club officials and the formal opening of Week St Mary's new pitch. Special thanks were given to the Hannaford family, Steve and Maggie Cunningham and Stephen Smith and Paul Sachs.

Community support has been much appreciated during this project and the club is very grateful to the Parish Council for purchasing the land to make this all possible.

Week St Mary junior players took to the pitch with the Legends and Week St Mary players prior to the start of the proceedings.

Reverend Rob Dickinson dedicated and blessed the pitch before Colin Burrell officially marked the opening by saying how pleased he was to be present and how well regarded the club was for their achievements both on and off the pitch in a relatively short time.

He then 'kicked off' the match, which was won by the Legends 8-2 watched by a crowd of more than 200.

A social evening at the Treetops Inn then followed. Special thanks goes to all those involved in providing such a wonderful supper, live music concluded a memorable day.



Two members of Bodmin Road Runners did the Tywardreath Trotter 7 Mile multi terain run. In windy, wet conditions both runners enjoyed the race and both finished in good time.

Justin Chenoweth finished in 94th place with 54 minutes and 51 seconds, closely followed by Ian Armstrong who came in 106th place in 55 minutes and 39 seconds.

The following weekend three of our runners participated in The Indian Queens Half marathon. Bodmin's fastest runner, Neil Dain, finished in a new PB of 1h 26min 23sec and finished in 37th place out of 540.

Peter Allan was second Bodmin runner home and completed in 1h 36min 7sec in 107th place. Running for the girls, Jeanette Collinson finished in 410 place in 2h 10min 28sec.

Bodmin Road Runners are in action again this Sunday, September 9, at the Probus 10k, and on September 15 at the Truro half marathon.

For more information about the club please go to their website at www.bodminroadrunners.co.uk


Launceston Road Runners meet for a social run on Tuesday nights, at Phoenix Leisure Centre, Launceston at 6.45pm and hold 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.

All ages and abilities are most welcome. Please contact Kevin on 01566 784513, email comm.@treggy7.co.uk, or go to www.launcestonroadrunners.co.uk for further details.

Results. June 20: Meet your Max 6.7 miles multi terrain: Dan Rodgers 43:19 (3rd overall), Stephen Hutchinson 59:28, Peter Mander 1:19:06 (3rd male age 70/74).

St Dominick's Dash 5 miles: Julie Towers 45:38 (1st in age category).

Lanhydrock 10 miles multi –terrain: Brian Wiles 1:14 (1st in age category), Stephen Hutchinson 1:21 (3rd in age categore), Peter Mander 1:44 (2nd in age category).

Torbay Half Marathon: Mike Whitley 1:32, Alan Littlejohns 1:49, Martin Venning 1:56, Davey Green 2:00, Ann Venning 2:36.


As the Paralympics continues, Launceston is busy creating its own Olympic legacy with the relaunch of the town's old athletics club.

Launceston Athletics Club, which was founded around 50 years ago by Owen Slater, is being re-started by coach and administrator David Brown, treasurer Conrad Dubey and Crunch Gym owners and coaches Mark Quick and Merwyn Davis.

The club joined with Cornwall Athletics and Plymouth Athletics to host Star Track Day, giving eight to 14-year-olds professional coaching at Launceston College.

"It was a very successful day," said Mr Quick. "The feedback was fantastic. The children absolutely loved it. They wanted to do more and more and didn't want to finish."

The event saw young people take part in sprint relays and learn how to used reverser boards. They tried out indoor shot putt and discus, and broke down the correct technique for the long jump and triple jump.

For more details or to offer help, call 07842 942159 or email crunchgym@yahoo.co.uk



Following what has been one of the worst summers in living memory the league season draws to a close, with the Championship finals scheduled to be played on Saturday September 15.

Tintagel look forward to hosting the Cornwall League division five east final (1pm start), between Pencarrow and Ludgvan.

A Tintagel spokesman said: "Weather permitting, we will be pleased to welcome both teams and their supporters to our ground to what will be an interesting and competitive match."


Menheniot Looe CC are celebrating after clinching promotion to County One for next season.

Captain Danny Lee said: "In my first year in the job, I'm absolutely delighted with the huge steps that we have made as a club.

"I believe that our on-field success has been a direct result of hard work on the training ground. Eyebrows were raised when we brought in training twice a week, but the move has been embraced by the players.

"Collectively the club has tallied over 1,300 hours of practice at official practice alone, with many players opting for extra practice."

Lee added: "With our promotion to division one, I am hoping that the chance of playing a higher standard of cricket will attract players who share our high ambitions.

"In the slightly longer term I am hoping to form a young and vibrant team which can win Menheniot-Looe promotion back into the Premier League.

"We are the club most committed to practice and preparation in South East Cornwall. With a level of hard work to match our ambitions, we are providing local players a great opportunity to come and be part of something special.

"With our now vibrant social scene and leading youth development programme, the future of the club is extremely bright.

"We pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and welcome any girls and boys who wish to develop their game or simply have fun playing cricket."


Menheniot-Looe Sharks U11s won the Tamar League, managing to play all but one conceded match.

They scored a maximum 16 points, four clear of nearest rivals Calstock. Top run scorer was captain Oliver Allsop (78 from 7 matches) followed by siblings Tom and Beth Harris (74 from 8 and 62 from 8 respectively).

Top bowler was James Markey with 11 wickets off 17 overs. Their success meant that they progressed to the county finals day at Grampound Road.

Semi-final: Menheniot Looe Sharks v Wadebridge

Menheniot-Looe won the toss and put Wadebrige in to bat and they went on to score 286 with the loss of 7 wks with a very impressive 37 not out from Sophie McKenzie.

The loss of wickets was key however, as the Sharks went on to pass the total set by 14 runs with the loss of only 2 wickets. Top bat was Matt Aire 15 not out and best bowlers were James Markey and Beth Harris with 2 from 3 overs.

Final: Sharks vs Truro:

Truro won the toss and put Menheniot-Looe in to bat and started well, taking a wicket in the first over. The Sharks went on to score 244 for nine.

At the start of the Truro reply, the Sharks struck immediately with a run out off the first ball with excellent fielding from the skipper (Allsop) and keeper (T Harris).

Another wicket in second over (caught and bowled Markey) changed the shape of the match. Wickets continued to fall until the 15th over but with final pairing, two more of Truro's four county players, the wickets dried up and Truro went on to score 265 for eight.

The coach's player of the match for the Sharks was their only county player, Leo Shipley. An excellent all round performance saw him score 27 runs including six fours and bowling figures of four for seven.

Team: Oliver Allsop (captain), Leo Shipley, James Markey, Cian Goldsmith, Matt Aire, Chalie Harris, Tom Harris and Beth Harris.



The annual St Mellion Ladies Guest Day was held with a field of 56 taking part. The winners of the four ball better ball competition were Julie Hutton from St Mellion and her guest Pat Westaway from Whitsand Bay, with 38 points.

The runners-up were Evelyn Postles (St Mellion) and Jill Owen (Elfordleigh) with 36 points.

Scratch Cup. Div 1: 1 Sue Wenmoth79-9=70; 2 Elaine Marshall 86-12=74 (on countback); Div 2: 1 Sheila Marquand 99-21=78; 2 Pam Hughes 101-21=80 (on countback).


The St Enodoc Summer Men's Foursomes knockout competition for the Fairfield Goblets, concluded with a win for Richard Hawken and Richard Lawrence.

The two Richards reached the final by defeating Charlie Runnalls and Mark Westlake in the semis. The other finalists were the much fancied pairing of Martin Biddle and Nick Evans who made the final at the expense of Father and Son team of David and Kevin Derry.

On his own modest admission the farmer and his heating engineer partner played really well and were only four over par despite a triple bogey seven on the third.

In that sort of form there was little that Martin and Nick, despite fighting bravely, could do. The final result was 2 and 1. So well done to all four of them for what was a great final.


The CGU Seniors Championship was held at Bowood Park Hotel and Golf Club. The new CGU Seniors Champion is Martin Biddle (St Enodoc) who recorded a very impressive gross 77 (two over the SS) to lift the title on a course presented in beautiful condition but playing long as a result of the predominantly damp summer weather conditions.

Biddle's score was two shots better than that of local man and CGU Seniors Captain David Goodman.

Martin, a former Warwickshire County Captain has recently had two hip replacement operations but his golf is now clearly back to it's best. Lets hope this bodes well for the upcoming CTC season.


Some 36 junior golfers from across the county took part in an annual two day Stableford event playing two courses on separate days, Carlyon Bay on first day and St Austell on second day.

This is the fifth year this event has run and it is a great environment for the juniors to meet up with and to test their game with other juniors in the county.

St Enodoc had two representatives Shannon Ashcroft and Jake Sanders.

On day one Shannon took second prize in the girls division with 39 points, cutting her handicap from 18 to 17, whilst Jake placed himself 5th in the boys division with 33 points.

On day two at St Austell, with the playing order altered to reflect the previous days rounds, Shannon finished up with 28 points for the day placing her third overall for the two days while Jake finished with 35 points placing him third overall for the two days too.

Shannon also won longest drive for the girls on day two. With such a small representation from St Enodoc, taking away two of the main prizes was quite an accomplishment. The two days were rounded off with a barbecue and prizegiving at St Austell.


The 28 ladies who entered this competition were fortunate that Trevose's free draining greens and fairways had coped so well with the torrential rain of previous days.

Playing conditions were excellent as bright skies and a brisk wind further hastened the drying-out process.

Bunty Pilgrim played very well to take top spot in Silver Division with 36 points. This was an impressive achievement as Bunty's handicap has reduced steadily over recent weeks and she has only just joined Silver Division.

The highlights of Bunty's round came on the 1st, 4th and 14th holes where she scored pars and her excellent play over the final holes reflected her growing confidence.

Not far behind in second place was Gill Smith, who played strongly throughout her round to score 34 points. With seven pars and a birdie on the 10th hole Gill was close to her very best form.

In Bronze Division Heather Godfrey excelled to emerge a clear winner, six points ahead of the field. Despite encountering problems on the first hole Heather recovered her momentum brilliantly to play steadily throughout the remainder of her round and finish with 34 points.

Tarrian Spiers took second place after a rollercoaster of a round with one of the high points being a super par on the 16th hole.

Results: 1st Silver, Bunty Pilgrim 36pts; 2nd Silver, Gill Smith 34. 1st Bronze, Heather Godfrey 34 points

2nd Bronze, Tarrian Spiers 28.



Bodmin Bowls Club entertained two touring teams during the week.

The first visitors were from Oakley in Hampshire followed by bowlers from the City and Port of Bristol. The home side came out on top in both fixtures.

Bodmin 113 Oakley 93: (R Harris 19-14; R Jones 22-14; E Rowe 18-18; D Rowe 15-14; L Quint 16-19; A Webber 23-14.

Bodmin 125 Bristol 108: (R Jones 20-14; N Roche 16-15; A Webber 19-28; D Rowe 21-23; L Quint 26-13; R Harris 23-15.

East Cornwall League. Camelford 85 Bodmin 65 (N Wright 35 R Thompson 10; E Lowe 10 L Quint 22; P Buck 27 D Rowe 8; S Hambly 13 R Sowden 25). Points: Camelford 5 Bodmin.


With the season nearing completion Camelford men had two ECBL fixtures last week (another postponed because of the weather).

Five points were collected on Tuesday against a visiting Bodmin side with a shot advantage of 88 to 65.

Scores: V. Pitt, E. Cato, A. Simon, S. Hambly 14-25; K. Davey, D. Johns, C. Parsons, P. Buck 27 - 8; C. Jasper, R. Batt, R. Shillaber, N. Wright 35 - 10; B. Gardner, J. Tarrant, F. Bennett, E.Lowe 12 - 22.

An away match at Callington on the Thursday gleaned another 4.5 points with a closer overall score of 75.5 shots to 68 for the hosts. Good bowling conditions but with a cold breeze.

Scores: K. Davey, D. Johns, C. Parsons, P. Buck 31 - 3; V. Pitt, E. Cato, A. Simon, S. Hambly 15 - 20; C. Jasper, R. Batt, R. Shillaber, N. Wright 20 - 20; B. Gardner, D. Stephens, S. Steadman 9.5 - 25.



August produced some good catches at Temple, particularly on the warmer overcast days when surface activity has been plentiful, writes Julian Jones.

Floating and intermediate lines fished with nymphs, buzzers and dries have been most productive.

Mick Moore, of Bodmin, landed a good 5 lb 10 oz rainbow fishing a Damsel Nymph and a good 5 lb 12 oz rainbow on a Daddy-Long-Legs. Archie Pitt, of Padstow, landed five rainbows for 10 lb 2 oz fishing buzzers.



ECSL Knockout Cup first round (all games to be played week commencing Sept 17):

Victorians v Marquees; The Bowlers v Ladybirds; Rebels v Jammy Dodgers; Nomads v Terriers; Seccombes v Antony SC; Alley Cats v Hobos; Warleggan YF v Dogs Out; Dobwalls Dolly's v Vipers; Demons v Tri-Ards; Liberators v Hits & Misses; Hot Shots v Flat Caps; Flyers v Woodentops; Burley Booties v Foreign Legion; Londoners v Four X 4s.

For complete draw visit: http://challonge.com/ecslkocup201213

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