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Cornwall wins again

For the second year in succession Cornwall came out on top in Kernow Petanque's annual match against the Devon region, played at the Star Inn, St Day, on Sunday 7 July.

The final score was close: 17 wins to Cornwall against 13 for Devon. The outcome was all the more creditable in that several of Cornwall's more experienced players were absent and four of the Cornwall team were playing in an inter-region event for the first time.

It was also a strong Devon squad, including chair of the English Petanque Association (EPA) umpiring commission and Devon president John Thatcher, EPA president Mike Pegg and last year's EPA shooting champion Franck Depreaux.

The best Cornwall performances came from Simon Penna, Hugh Appleton, Rob Sullivan and Roy Pemberton, of the Treleigh Arms Petanque Society (TAPS), and Pete PD Downing, Barney Knapp and Ray Beresford of the North Inn, Pendeen. Both teams won all five of their games.

Rae and Dave Argent (Rising Sun PC, Altarnun), with first-timers in a regional match Des and Barbara Yates (TAPS), won three out of five games. Two teams won two: Lena Daddow (Vogue PC), Barbara Brown, and Pete Lynas (both Tregony PC), and Pete English (TAPS) with Andrew and Sarah Jarvis (Vogue PC). Paul Rundle (Tregony) with first-timers Arnaud Ruetsch and Richard Lapworth had a bad day with no wins.

(Apologies to all our readers for the late posting of this report.)


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