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Bodmin & district grassroots sport, June 15

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 15, 2012

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Bodmin rolled back the years when they reverted to their traditional format for the club end of season dinner by inviting Steve Fenwick as their guest speaker.

Club president Ray Hunt said: "This is the first time in over ten years we have had a proper guest speaker at the club dinner.

"Steve did us proud with a funny after dinner speech and then presented the awards to this year's prize winners."

Fenwick recounted stories from his times with Wales and the British Lions.

Prize winners were:

Club Player of the Year: Norman Cullip; First team player: Sam Lebbern; Second and players player: Jamie Mayes; young player of the year: Seb Williams; Most improved: Ryan Jenkins.

Colts coaches player of the year: Ollie Brooks; Colts Players player: Ash Saunter, Colts most improve Dan Pooley; Young colt: Andrew Coad; Colt of the year: Elliot Denholm.

Mark Flowerdew was presented with Clubman of the Year for all his work both on and off the field.

Ray added: "To top a great evening we also had a raffle which raised £245 for the new Children's Hospice."


Club person of the year: winner, Simon Johnston; runner-up, Crispin Earle & Darren Tait.

Player on & off field: winner: Tom Rawlings; runner-up, Tim Mathias.

Endeavour award: winner, John & Julie Mills; runner-up, Tony Watson.

Young forward: winner, Lloyd Duke; runner up: Mike Rawlings.

Young back: winner, Adam Struminski; runner-up, Liam Yeo.

Most improved player: winner, Kieron Lewitt; runner-up, Tom Hurdwell.

Supporters' player: Kieron Lewitt.

Player of the year: winner, Kieron Lewitt; runner-up, Ben Hilton.

Coaches' player: Ben Hilton.

Players' player: Mike Rawlings.



The Fireball and 5o5 open event held last year at Rock Sailing & Water Ski Club was such a success that the competitors requested a repeat this year.

Twelve Fireballs and five 5o5s entered for a series of seven races controlled by race officer Martin Hough and his team.

On day one racing took place out at sea in Force 3-4 winds. On day two the fleets raced within the Camel estuary with wind Force 5 it was deemed the safest option. Finally on Bank Holiday Monday, when the wind turned light – Force 1-2 – the fleets were once more out at sea. In all there were seven races sailed.

In the Fireball fleet the winners, with three first places and two seconds, were Tim Rush and Sam Pascoe from Nottingham Sailing Club. They were followed by Sam Mettorn and Richard Anderton in second place and James and Don Ellis in third place.

The 5o5 winners were Vince Horey and Christian Diebitsch with Matt and Danie third.

This was another successful event for the club and Martin Hough was congratulated on an excellent series and there were promises from the competitors to return next year.

Spring Cup at Rock

The annual Spring Cup was raced for over the holiday weekend. With nine entries – six single handers and three two man boats - for the three race series the competitors enjoyed a mixed bag of weather conditions of racing within the Camel Estuary.

With two first places and one second, Chris Lloyd in his Laser was the overall winner of the series, and the Spring Cup, while his son Rob in a Laser Radial took second place. Third was Roger Williams in his Blaze.



Nothing could separate Bowood and China Fleet in this seniors match at their Lanteglos course as they finished all even with four points each.

The weather proved to be kind to all starters and the venue was again in tip top condition for this contest.

Honours for the nearest the pin competition at the 14th, par three went to Alan Stockwell for Bowood and John Anderson for China Fleet.


Lostwithiel seniors played Trethorne seniors at Lostwithiel.

What a contrast in weather – a heat wave the week before, gales and lashing rain showers for this match.

The rain followed golfers for eight holes, the next eight gave them time to dry out finishing with patchy blue sky.

It proved a really hard days golf for everyone.

Lostwithiel shone through with a win 4 1/2 against 3 1/2.


Lady Captain Lesley Pocklington took a group of ladies on Saturday to her away day at the Point at Polzeath on what turned out to be a drier day than of late.

Teams of three played a two ball better ball Stableford competition and the winners were Diane Brown, Maureen Paul and Margaret Taylor with 81 points.

Runners-up were Jackie Klag, Teresa Shaw and Janet Butcher with 72 points. Nearest the pin and longest drive were both won by Heather Tilsley.

One of our newest ladies, Pauline Duff, got a birdie on the seventh hole resulting in five points. A meal followed the golf with plenty of laughs and a good day was enjoyed by everyone. Club results:

May Medal (Sunday): 1 Heather Tilsley, net 73; 2 Sara Taylor 74.

May Medal (Wednesday): 1 Diane Brown, net 75 on count back; 2 Lesley Pocklington 75; 3 Sandra Lloyd 82.

May Stableford: 1 Brenda Williamson, 35 points on count back; 2 Teresa Shaw 35; 3 Diane Brown 34.

June Medal (Sunday): 1 Heather Tilsley, net 77; 2 Erica Vierk 78; 3 Teresa Shaw 79.

June Medal (Wednesday): 1 Brenda Williamson, net 74; 2 Elizabeth Kessell 75; 3 Maureen Paul 79.


The 2012 Open Mixed Foursomes was finally played on Sunday, having been postponed by bad weather on April 29.

With just some light drizzle in the morning and a bit of breeze, conditions were much better but being six weeks later the rough had grown up considerably and was seen to devour many balls during the 36 hole event.

The change of date also had the effect of reducing the field to 32 teams from 17 different clubs who played a round on both the Church and the Holywell courses. Mixed Foursomes is always meant to be the hardest format to score well in and this event as usual proved the case.

The twos (on the Church only) produced just five lucky winners, each of whom took away 16 balls.

There were prizes for first second and third on each course for those not in the main combined prizes which were won by the Foxes from China Fleet on the Holywell with 41 points and the Malletts from Perranporth on the Church with 33 points.

The combined scores were extremely close and were dominated by St Enodoc players with the only interloper being Launceston's Paul Clemens.

The top prize was decided on the better Church course score by one point and as a result Richard Hawken and Sue Roworth won for the second year running.

Combined prize winners: 1st Richard Hawken & Sue Roworth 70pts; 2nd Simon Pain & Jane Bendall 70; 3rd Paul Clemens & Sue Willmott 69; 4th Bob & Annie Cruse 68.



Bodmin Hockey Club is launching a sponsorship raffle to give local businesses the opportunity to be the primary sponsor of the men's first team.

Instead of trying to secure one large sponsor for this season, they are raffling the primary shirt position for £10 or £5 for the secondary position.

The winning company will have their logo/business name on the front of the shirts and the secondary company will have the position on the sleeve.

As well as shirt sponsorship, the winning company will be included on a prize winning press release and will be given the opportunity to have their company logo on the home page of the website for the duration of the season.

All entrants, regardless of whether they win, will be offered the opportunity of having a link on the Bodmin Hockey Club, fundraising web page.

If you are a local business and are interested in entering the raffle, please contact vice captain Tom Parsons at tjpgolant@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

The draw will take place on August 4.



The 'A' team's fixture last Thursday against Bodmin 'B' was postponed because of the inclement weather. However, the two fixtures that were held boosted confidence in the men's section after the previous week's disappointments. The games concerned were held on Wednesday June 6.

The 'B' team welcomed Dunheved 'B' to Camelford and the home side took four-and-a-half points out of the five, amassing 74 shots against the visitors' 47, rink five particularly in credit.

Results: G. Coe, F. Bennett, D. Johns, E. Lowe 23 - 15; J. Tarrant, M. Tapley, C. Jasper, D. Cook 19 - 19; B. Gardner, E. Cato, V. Pitt, M. Prout 32 -13.

On rink two Camelford's quartet of Ron Shillaber, Colin Parsons, Peter Buck and Neill Wright progressed to the semi-finals of the Captains' Shield, with a nail-biting match against Messrs Wilkins, Addis, Lane and Dyer from the Kensey Vale club.

The hosts forged ahead up to end 14, acquiring twice as many shots as the visitors, but this advantage was eaten into until the scores on the penultimate end were 19-17 in favour of the Camels.

On the 21st end Kensey were holding five shots, but up stepped skip Neill and to cheers drew his final bowl in to take a single and claim the game 20-17.


Bodmin Bowls Club recently hosted a round of the Great Western Bowls Tournament for people with learning disabilities. After some keen competition the top three teams were: 1st Plymouth Specials, 2nd St Austell Trekkies, 3rd Penzance Pirates.

Bodmin also hosted their annual friendly with Bere Alston BC. The hosts won by just six shots in a very close match.

Result: Bodmin 106 Bere Alston 100: L Quint 24 J Sowden 16, R Harris 21 S Whitting 15, A Webber 21 M Rockett 10, R Jones 14 R Lampey 19, G Bunt 13 K Whitting 19, E Rowe 13 C Squire 21.

In the County League the Bodmin teams had a mixed week. Bodmin A suffered a surprise defeat to Wadebridge B who played well on all three rinks. Bodmin B had a good away win against Dunheved A and Bodmin C won all the points against Dunheved B.

Results: County League Division 1: Bodmin A 61 Wadebridge B 63: P Bennett 21 M Bragg 22, K Corris 20 D Halling 17, M Bennett 20 K Jasper 24. Points: Bodmin A 1 Wadebridge 4. Dunheved A 48 Bodmin B 64: K Sargent 22 R Thompson 21, B Keighley 10 D Cawrse 18, C Fishleigh 16 D Rowe 25. Points: Dunheved A 1 Bodmin B 4. Bodmin B 46 Wadebridge A 84: D Cawrse 15 B Bunce 26, R Thompson 13 R Jones 24, D Rowe 18 D Swaby 34. Points: Bodmin B 0 Wadebridge A 5.

County League Division 2: Wadebridge C 81 Bodmin D 55: D Stokes 33 R Smith 16, R Helson 16 B Miles 22, P Freeman 32 J Harding 16. Points: Wadebridge C 4 Bodmin D 1. Bodmin C 73 Dunheved B 49: M Nightingale 22 A Fry 18, J Cock 23 P Hobb 15, L Trendall 28 M Gregory 16. Points: Bodmin C 5 Dunheved B 0.

Ladies Rippon League: Bodmin (E Rowe) 21 Wadebridge (P Arnold) 12.

The club will be holding an open to the public day on Saturday June 16 with sessions at 11am or 2.30pm. Please join us and try this very sociable game.

Bodmin B duly completed the second leg of the Jimmy Hopper Trophy for B teams with a comfortable win at Looe.

Bodmin A lost a very close game against Kensey Vale A with only two shots separating the teams on all three rinks. In the Derby match Bodmin A beat Bodmin B thanks to a big win on the rink skipped by Martin Bennett. David Cawrse's rink won a rink point for the B team with a one shot win over Paul Bennett's rink.

Results: Jimmy Hopper Trophy: Looe B 43 Bodmin B 66: M Medlen 9 D Cawrse 32, P Smith 18 D Rowe 18, C Smith 16 R Thompson 16.

County League Division 1: Bodmin A 61 Kensey vale A 63: H Roach 19 P Gilbert 21, K Corris 23 R Lane 21, M Bennett 19 N Trewin 21. Points: Bodmin A 1 Kensey Vale A 4. Bodmin A 65 Bodmin B 41: M Bennett 31 R Thompson 14, K Corris 18 R Harris 10, P Bennett 16 D Cawrse 17. Points Bodmin A 4 Bodmin B 1.

Ladies' Rippon League: Bodmin (B Batten) 13 Dunheved (F Wood) 27. Bodmin (B Batten) 16 Stratton (A Maynard) 29.



Pencarrow suffered the first setback of their 2012 campaign, with a comprehensive five wicket defeat at a wet Foxhole ground.

Batting first after losing a crucial toss, Pencarrow were soon on the back foot, with out of form openers Gareth Williams (3) and Phil Baker (12) both back in the Portakabin, dismissed by the accurate medium pace of young Jake Couch (2-26 from 12).

Stuart Ellis came in at three, as he and form player Nick Carter attempted to rebuild the innings on a very slow, low and grassy wicket. The pair managed to put on a defiant 64 before Ellis was dismissed for 25, the only victim for Hadrill, who returned 1-55 from an eight over spell.

The game turned in Foxhole's favour with the introduction of young Ayden Rundle. Rundle, bowled flat, accurate off-spin and tied down the usually reliable Pencarrow middle-lower order, as wickets began to tumble at regular intervals.

Oli Sleeman (7) and wicketkeeper batsman John Howell (2) both fell, well caught at square leg by the veteran Eric Giles. Once Carter was dismissed by Rundle for 67 from 91 balls, the all-rounders all failed, with Sam Millatt (1), Irfan Shahed (4) and Jonnie Cook (2) being dismissed cheaply in quick succession as they struggled to adjust to the pace of the pitch while chasing late runs.

Rundle finished with superb figures of six for 19 from 12 accurate overs as Pencarrow were bundled out for an under-par 154 in 47.2 overs.

Foxhole's reply began slowly, as Eric Giles and Simon Bunt were watchful against Sam Millatt's flighted off-spin and Mark Wallis's out-swing.

Bunt was soon dismissed for five, well stumped by John Howell after trying to use his feet against Millatt. Number three Aaron Greet also struggled, and fell in the same fashion to the same keeper-batsman combination for nine.

With the introduction of Dave Craddock's medium pace, Foxhole were really under the cosh, and at 40 for two at drinks a win seemed a long way off.

Eric Giles continued to bat patiently and play strongly through the off-side, but was dismissed for a good 34, bowled by Oli Sleeman. Two more quick wickets fell, with one a piece for Mark Wallis (1-36) and Irfan Shahed (1-36), but this brought the hard-hitting pair of Charles Cole and Carl Hadrill to the crease.

Both players were quick onto anything short, especially strong through the on-side, as they cashed in on some loose bowling and sloppy fielding from the visitors.

Hadrill went on to smash 58 not out with four sixes, and Cole 39 not out with three sixes as Foxhole comfortably passed their target.

Millatt finished with figures of 2-18 from 12 overs, and Dave Craddock bowled 12 tight overs for 36 runs.

Pencarrow will hope to lift themselves for this weekend's home game against rock bottom Gunnislake, who may feel a backlash after this inept performance.

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