Cornwall Team Championship – S/F

The Tehidy Park 'CTC' team missed the opportunity to emulate the achievements of their Cornwall Bowl Team Club mates in reaching their respective Final when they surrendered a healthy 3 – 1 lunch-time lead against Perranporth in the semi-final, which was played at Trevose.

With Aaron Ashcroft winning the 9th man single, which counts for 3/4's of a point in the eventuality of a tied match the Tehidy players required three of the eight singles matches to secure a place against Trevose, who beat West Cornwall in the other semi-final.

When Richard Simmons secured a point in the top singles match against Chris Llewelyn nobody could have imagined what was to follow…Ian Veale lost a rare singles battle to Chris Fleming, Peter Simmons lost to Conor Wilson and Martin Langford lost to Sam Chivers. (4 – 4)

Simon Knowles then lost to Chris Johnston (advantage Perran), before Justin Barnard stopped the rot with a halved match against Martin Edwards (4.5 – 5.5)

There was to be no stopping Perranporth though, as Sandy Kirton accounted for Colin George to secure the overall result despite a consolation point for veteran stalwart Andrew Clotworthy against the Perranporth Club Captain, Nick Pepper.

With a match result of 6.5 – 6.25 it will now be Perranporth who will be bidding to get their name on the shield for the first time in their history, and they will no doubt be pulling on the similar success of St. Enodoc, who beat Trevose in the final last year to record their maiden victory.

In a typical sporting gesture the Tehidy Club Captain, Terry Clotworthy wished Perranporth all the very best on behalf of TPGC.