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Summer league round 2

After two completed rounds of the Cornwall summer league the top spot is held by Tregony PC, with five wins from the six games played so far giving them 15 points and a points difference of +22.

In second place is North Inn A, the first round leaders, with 9 points and +14.

Three other teams are also on 9 points. Vogue PC holds third place with a points difference of +3, followed by North Inn B on -2 and the Coaching Inn on -8.

Rising Sun PC is on 3 points and -27.

Matches between the Coaching Inn and Rising Sun and North Inn B and Vogue were played on Sunday 22 May. Coaching Inn was at home to the Rising Sun and won all three games, with scores of 13-12, 13-3 and 13-4. North Inn B won two out of their three games, 13-5 and 13-10, with Vogue PC taking the third 13-6.

The North Inn A V Tregony match took place two weeks ago, with Tregony winning 3-0 (see previous post).

Third round matches - Tregony V Rising Sun, Coaching Inn V Vogue and North Inn A V North Inn B - are to be played on or before 19 June.

 

Close result for Cornwall doubles

Eight teams contested the Cornwall doubles competition at the Star Inn, St Day, on 15 May, playing six rounds in warm sunshine.

Three teams ended on five wins, with a points difference of +32 giving the top place to Simon Penna and Rob Sullivan of Coaching Inn PC, St Columb Major. Colin 'Boot' Booth (North Inn PC, Pendeen) and Graeme Kirkham (Tregony PC), narrowly behind on +29, took second.

Third place - based on a points difference of +15 - went to Ray Beresford (North Inn) and Susan Williamson (Tregony).

Each of the top three lost a game to one of the others: Ray and Susan lost to Simon and Rob (4-13), who lost to Boot and Graeme (2-13), who lost to Ray and Susan (10-13).

Another Coaching Inn team took fourth place: Dion Beechey and Roy Pemberton had three wins and +4.

 

Disappointing result from Devon trip

The annual Cornwall V Devon derby played on 24 April at the Isca Centre, Exeter, resulted in a narrow victory for the Devon region of the English Petanque Association.

Devon took 20 wins from the six rounds played, with Cornwall notching up 16. Three of the games were narrow defeats, however, with scores of 12-13, so the result could easily have gone the other way.

The best results of the day went to Kernow 6 (Lena Daddow, Sarah and Andrew Jarvis) and Kernow 1 (Colin 'Boot' Booth, Graeme Kirkham and Roy Pemberton). Both had four wins from six games, with Kernow 6's points difference of +14 putting them just ahead of Kernow 1 on +12.

Kernow 2 - Pete Lynas, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson - had three wins (-5) and there were two wins each for Kernow 4 (Terry Jones, Andy Rose and Rob Sullivan), points difference -8, and Kernow 5 (Kate and Robert Herrick and 'guest' players Lesley and Costa Drakatos), -15.

Pete 'PD' Downing, Mark Hypponen and, making a very welcome return to the Cornwall squad after a long absence, David Lynas, took one win as Kernow 3 (-29).

The best Devon results were from Devon 1 - Franck Depreaux, Thierry Hacq and Rob Thomas - with six wins. However, two of these were close results 13-12 over Kernow 4 and Kernow 6.

Illness and last-minute commitments left the Cornwall squad two players short and thanks are due to Devon region's Lesley and Costa Drakatos for standing in at short notice. Thanks also to John Thatcher for umpiring and organising the day and to Isca PC for hosting the event.

 

Result from round 2 of summer league

North Inn A traveled to Tregony for round 2 of the Cornwall summer league on 8 May, with the result a 3-0 win for the home team.

The three triples games played went to Tregony 13-5, 13-10, 13-10. The last could easily have gone the other way, with North Inn A 10-5 ahead before a strong comeback from the Tregony team.

North Inn A were Richard Lapworth, Arnaud Ruetsch and new player Alan Fowles. The Tregony squad was Mark Hypponen, Graeme Kirkham, Pete Lynas, Paul Rundle and Susan Williamson.

Other round 2 matches are Coaching Inn V Rising Sun and North Inn B V Vogue PC. They must be played on or before Sunday 22 May.

 

Summer inter-club competition - first round results

There were wins for all three of the teams playing away In the first round of the new format Cornwall summer inter-club contest.

North Inn A, away to Coaching Inn PC, St Columb Major, did well, taking three wins from the three triples games and racking up a points difference of +28.

Tregony PC traveled to play North Inn B in Pendeen and came away with two wins and a points difference of +8. Vogue PC from the Star Inn, St Day, were away at the Rising Sun PC, Altarnun, and also took two wins with a points difference of +7.

Next round to be played on or before Sunday 22 May: Tregony will be at home to North Inn A, Coaching Inn at home to the Rising Sun and Vogue PC at home to North Inn B.

 
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