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Bodmin and district grassroots sport March 19

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 19, 2014

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Tintagel Cricket Club has been awarded "Clubmark" accreditation from Cornwall's ECB representative Joe Skinner.

Club president Paul Knight explained to those assembled, "This award will enable the club to move forward with Youth coaching and funding projects to improve the facilities at the club".

Clubmark is the universally acknowledged sporting accreditation scheme for community sports clubs.

It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centers around:

• Activity/playing programmes - this includes coaching qualifications, insurance and coach to participant ratios.

• Duty of care and welfare - appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies.

• Knowing our club and its community - this ensures that Tintagel Cricket Club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community.

• Club management - which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation.

Joe Skinner added, "Clubmark accreditation will give massive help to the clubs existing youth set up bringing players through into senior teams to maintain sustainability of Tintagel Cricket Club".

Joe and Paul acknowledge the hard work of club members to obtain Clubmark status especially Clive Ades and Simon Fry.

Youth winter coaching has already begun on Monday evenings at Tintagel Primary School and summer coaching for 5-13 year olds will resume at the club in April. Contact the club for further details on 01840 770279.



An 8-3 win for Rivercroft against Cheesewring, puts them three points ahead of second placed White Hart B who were 9-2 winners away at Liberal Club A and still have the advantage of a game in hand.

Cornish Ivy were the week's biggest winners when securing all but one of the 11 points that were on offer against Climbing Ivy while Marquee Bar won 7-4 at East Taphouse.

Andy Grant (100x10) inspired Rally Club to a 9-2 success at Con Club, the same result that was also achieved by Victoria B when hosting Liberal Club B.

Sports Club Lions consolidated third spot when winning 7-4 at White Hart A while British Legion defeated Butchers Arms 8-3.

Maximums: Patrick Rowe (East Taphouse), Fran Julian (White Hart B), Ron Ingham (Rivercroft), Nick Hicks (Victoria B).


The Ladettes took nine points from two fixtures to strengthen their second place position.

They defeated Sportsmans 5-2 in a re-arranged match before edging out East Taphouse 4-3.

Cheesewring took maximum points off Butchers Arms while White Hart B won against Sportsmans with the loss of just a single point.

The remaining matches produced 5-2 wins for Ivy X, The Gypsies, Market Inn and Liberal Club.


Marquee Bar's John Chudleigh won the Captain's Cup for the third time in the past four seasons.

He had wins over Tanya Edwards and Mike James, aided by a checkout of 120, before defeating Keith Martin 2-0 in the final.

Darts tables, see Page 83.



The first round of the Battle Trophy has coincided with the start of spring this year with the sun making one of its first appearances.

The wind, however, is still with us and was strong throughout the day reaching 30mph. Tough conditions for Medal scoring.

The winning scores were good, with Ken Perring playing almost to handicap with net score 71 to take the top spot. Just one shot behind was Richard Lawrence with 72, and in third Andrew Sinclair had net 74.

The other prize winners; Mike Buse, Matt Smith, Andy Bunt, Geoff Jones and Kevin Richards, all returned net scores of 75.

Ken Perring was third in last year's Battle Series and is off to a good start again this year. Last year's winner, Rich Hawken, was mid field with just seven series points but there is plenty of time yet.


Scratch player Ryan Curtis pipped Nick Gammon and visitor D Moseley on count-back to win round 22 of the Harlyn Cup at Trevose after all three players finished on 38 Stableford points.

In the Village Bowl, one of the majors at Trevose, visitor T Johnson triumphed on count-back from Mark Pawley after both players finished on 73 net with Jonathan Tremain in third place on 75 net and Tim Smith fourth on 77 net.

But visitor M Screech with 39 points achieved a decisive victory, finishing three ahead of both Chris Colwill and Mike Hollis on 36 points, to win round 21 of the Victoria Cup.

Harlyn Cup, round 22: 1 Ryan Curtis 38pts; 2 Nick Gammon 38; 3 D Moseley 38; 4 Simon Smales 37.

Village Bowl: 1 T Johnson 78-5hcp=73 net; 2 Mark Pawley 75-2hcp=73; 3 Jonathan Tremain 78-3hcp=75; 4 Tim Smith 87-10hcp=77.

Victoria Cup, round 21: 1 M Screech 39pts; 2 Chris Colwill 36; 3 Mike Hollis 36; 4 D Anderson 34.


Martin Borg with 40 Stableford points finished three ahead of four players on 37 points to win round 23 of the Harlyn Cup at Trevose.

Sean Curtis finished second on count-back, Ian Atkinson third, Ryan Curtis fourth and visitor M Screech in fifth place.

In round 22 of the Victoria Cup, visitor A Lightfoot took top honours with 38 Stableford points from Roger Bennett and Mike Hamley on count-back, after both players finished on 37 points. Sean Mathews finished in fourth place on 36 points.

Harlyn Cup (round 23): 1 Martin Borg 40pts; 2 Sean Curtis 37; 3 Ian Atkinson 37; 4 Ryan Curtis 37; 5 M Screech 37.

Victoria Cup (round 22): 1 A Lightfoot 38pts; 2 Roger Bennett 37; 3 Mike Hamley 37; 4 Sean Mathews 36.


The latest results from St Mellion include the February Stableford which was won by Sue Wenmoth with 31 points.

In second place was Wendy Phillips with 29 points with Glennis Wootton coming third scoring 27 points.

The second division honours went to firstly Cheryl Bridgeman with 28 points, Rosie Ring came in second on countback from Elizabeth Rawlinson with 28 points.

The March Sunday Stableford was won very convincingly once again by Sue Wenmoth scoring 32 points in appalling weather conditions.

Mandy Raphael took second place on countback from Debbie Flannagan scoring 19 points, which really highlights what a terrific round Sue played.

Second division of the March Stableford was won by with a clear margin by Jane Castell with 43 points. Hazel beadle was second with 33 points followed by Carol Lovick on 32 points.

The first division honours went to Bridget Worth scoring 35 points. Evelyn Postles regaining her form came second with 33 points and Jaine Hynes third on 31 points.

St Mellion Ladies were represented by Megan Giles, Sue Wenmoth, Elaine Marshall, Anita Gruitt and Donna Weeks in the second round of the Mail on Sunday Team Event this week.

Playing away at Tavistock, the result was an excellent win for St Mellion winning three out of the five matches to go forward to the next round.


Spring has arrived with sunshine and fast greens at Trevose. 23 ladies played in the competition, with some finding putting difficult.

Not for Jane Watts who won the Silver Division with 1 Birdie & 5 Pars for her superb round scoring 35 points..

The Bronze Division was won by Olive Durnall scoring 36 points, having three pars for her very good round.

Silver Division: 1st Jane Watts 35pts (after countback); 2 Judy Huntley 35 (after countback).

Bronze Division: 1 O Durnall 36pts; 2 L Derry 34; 3 C Ball 30.

Gross 2s: Jane Watts on the 3rd hole.


Bowood Seniors good start to the new season came to a grinding halt yesterday as they were soundly beaten 6-2 in the away match to Carlyon Bay.

Short sleeves were the order of the day as the sun sparkled over St Austell Bay with all enjoying the view and the golf in such fine weather.

Keith Vassey of Bowood mastered the 172 yard par 3, 18th to take the nearest the pin prize as did Peter Freeman for Carlyon Bay.


The St Enodoc Ladies' Charity coffee morning was held on Friday in aid of the Cornwall Food Foundation which was set up to give disadvantaged young people in Cornwall a platform to discover their true potential.

Twenty teams of three were treated to coffee and cake on arrival before enjoying a round of golf on the Holywell Course in calm but misty conditions.

The Lady Vets were responsible for a wonderful cake stall which was laden with delicious home- made delights to tempt all the visitors.

On returning to the clubhouse, after enjoying a satisfying lunch, players were treated to an entertaining cookery demonstration by Training and Development Chef Karl Jones from Fifteen Cornwall.

Karl gave an enlightening presentation on the demands of running this contemporary training programme and highlighted the successes of this pioneering enterprise so far.

Ladies' captain Jax Buse was delighted to hear that all the visiting players had thoroughly enjoyed their day and thanked everyone for supporting her chosen charity.

Roworth Salver Series: 1 Bev Vann 30pts; 2 Kath Biddle 29.

Daily Mail Foursomes – 1st rnd:

Congratulations to Sue Ofield and Penny Cartwright who ran out comfortable winners against a pair from Treloy Golf Club.

This match was played at St Enodoc in excellent playing conditions and although the game was close in the early stages, the home players soon forged ahead and closed out the match on the fourteenth green.

Stableford Competitions:

Last week's winners were on good form again and climbed to the top of the podium for the second week in a row.

Sue G Jones and Carole Carter are the in-form players as we go to press, with Sue achieving a magnificent hole in one on the eighth hole.

Church Course – Division 1: 1 Sue G Jones 37pts; Church Course – Division 2: 1 Carole Carter 33; Holywell Course: 1 Mary Hibbert 34 (after count back).


Fresh from his recent win in the Perranporth Winter Foursomes, Kevin Brenton partnered by Bev Vann won this year's Bray Bowl with a brilliant net 69 to win by three shots.

The Bray Bowl is a difficult format, mixed medal foursomes golf, and a good card can easily be spoilt by a single wayward shot. This year's competition was played in a light breeze and with only the slightest hint of drizzle from time to time.

In announcing the winners club captain Tony Rounsevell took the opportunity to pay tribute to the departing Rob Davies who is leaving the club to return to the Bristol area. Rob has been a very popular member of staff, always smiling and helpful. A scratch golfer, he will be missed from the CTC team.

Those left trailing by Bev and Kevin were second-placed Angela and Chris Tickner; and in third Sue and Geoff Jones



Having suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Saltash not long ago, Liskeard were keen to avenge this against their close Cornish rivals and get back to winning ways.

Saltash had first centre but thanks to some strong defending, Liskeard turned the ball over for Smale to convert.

Saltash struggled to find their range during the quarter, converting just 3 out of 12 attempts thanks to persistent defending from Barker and Lemon. Great mid court work from Nickle fed the ball down and Liskeard led 5-3 at the break

Encouraged by their early lead, Liskeard remained unchanged for the second period and started well, Duffey netting her first 3 attempts to put the Tigers 8-3 ahead.

The changed Saltash shooting partnership struggled against Lemon and "Player of the Match" Barker, but Liskeard failed to gather the rebounds and the goals stayed with the centre pass for much of the quarter with Liskeard leading 13-10 at half time

Changes at half time saw Christina Broad coming on at GS, with Smale moving back to GK and Barker & Lemon moving forward in defence.

Saltash started quickly, reducing Liskeard's lead to just one goal before they'd even had a chance at goal. The Tigers soon settled into their changed positions though and moved the ball swiftly around the court.

Walsh read the play well, intercepting several Saltash passes to feed back down to the Liskeard shooters and with Broad and Duffey both having a fantastic quarter with just a single missed attempt, Liskeard drew the quarter, maintaining their 3 goal lead going into the last period.

With Broad still recovering from illness, Tigers reverted back to their starting line up for the final quarter and took to the court determined to see out the win.

They started well, with Smale adding 2 quick goals to extend their lead but Saltash had not given up.

Their defence had changed again and the pacey GD was key coming down the court, working the ball down to their GS who was on fine form, netting some superb long range shots to bring her team back into contention.

Smale fought hard against a physical GK, but with just moments to go, Liskeard's lead had been cut to just a single goal.

After turning over Saltash's centre though, they worked hard to keep possession and were relieved to hear the final whistle, score 24 - 23 to Liskeard!

Liskeard: GK Kay Barker, GD Holly Lemon, WD Louise Halliday, C Molly Walsh, WA Jo Nickle, GA Gabi Duffey, GS Lucy Smale. Res Christina Broad.


Bodmin Dragons Ladies 0 Duchy 4

Fourth position Bodmin hosted top table contenders Duchy on Saturday in perfect weather conditions.

Duchy, who have a finesse for high scoring wins, would have been expecting a double figure walkover but they underestimated, and were clearly shocked by, the strength of the Dragons, who had been eagerly anticipating the match and keen to continue their winning run.

The first half, which saw great play from both sides with scoring opportunities aplenty, started with a highly competitive yet calm atmosphere.

Stand in Dragons' keeper and player of the match Paulette Spry once again excellently denied a number of impressive attacks by Duchy.

Bodmin responded by replicating the advance with some great play by Lydia fletcher and winger Evie Collings.

Bodmin failed to convert however they seceded in rattling Duchy's confident composure which in turn upgraded the calm game into a heated battle. The half time score was a frustrating 0-0.

The second half saw the Dragons use some fantastic triangular play between midfielders Kirsty Harvey and Katie Dyson but unfortunately they were not always able to connect the play with the attack.

A number of short corners were awarded to Bodmin however their usual slick routines failed to capitalise.

Duchy opened their scoring in the 45 minute after opening up the Bodmin formation, allowing the visitors midfielder to run at goal.

A feat that was repeated a few minutes later.

Bodmin failed to take advantage when a key Duchy midfielder sent off on a yellow card for confronting the umpires, instead lost composure and, despite some great tackles and clearances from dragons defender Elizabeth scanes, conceded the visitors' third goal and then the fourth.

Dragons coach Tom Parsons said: "The result did not reflect the game. Bodmin played well."

Bodmin Dragons' hockey men's and ladies train every Thursday 7-8.30pm at the Dragon Centre, Bodmin. All new members welcome.



Bodmin Boxing Club's Ryan Hoar, 14, outpointed John McDonagh from Walcot ABC to become the class B 40 kg Western Counties champion.

And Frank Masters, 11, won through on a bye to win the class A 39-41kg Western Counties Championship.

Both boys are now through to the quarter-finals of the National British School Boys Championships.

Bodmin Boxing Club are again honoured to host the National School Boys Championships at their Normandy Way Gym from noon on Sunday at their Normandy Way Gym.

There will be 26 bouts and the show is open to all.



Thirteen boats took to the water in the sixth race of the Spring Handicap Series in bright sunshine and perfect wind conditions of 14 knots from the North West.

Last week's winner, Keith Watts (Laser), went over the line before the final starting signal and had to return and begin again.

Ronnie Carter & Matt Reeves (RS400) had a good start, closely followed by Jamie Watts (Laser). On the downwind leg, spinnakers went up and the fleet sped to the gybe mark at West Mud.

The reach from West Mud to Rubble helped the Lasers move up through the fleet. Race officer Dee Casey Brown had set a course that gave the fleet a challenging beat upwind against the tide from Rubble, with Carter & Reeves first on the first lap, with Paul Champion & Lisa Souch (Laser 4000) second, and Keith Watts (Laser) third.

The Alamshar (164-foot super-yacht Project 305) came through the fleet on the second lap scattering the three leading Lasers. Further down the fleet, Andrew Molloy (Laser) in his first outing of the year, changed places several times with George Dalley & Alex Smerdon (Comet).

The RS400 was first over the finishing line and first on handicap. The Laser 4000 was second on the water but fourth on handicap.

In a reverse of last week's order for the pair, Jamie Watts (Laser) came in second on handicap with dad, Keith Watts (Laser) third.

David Tornberg (Laser) finished seventh on the water but then retried having had a few disasters including getting the tiller extension caught in his buoyancy aid, capsizing and hitting a mark without taking a 360° penalty turn.

Result: 1 Ronnie Carter & Matt Reeves (RS400); 2 Jamie Watts (Laser); 3 Keith Watts (Laser); 4 Paul Champion & Lisa Souch (Laser 4000); 5 Rob Loader (Laser).

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