Report by Tim Smith
The Cornwall 035 County Team travelled to Cheltenham this October to compete in
Division one of the County Championships against Gloucester, Wiltshire and Avon.
The team comprised Max Millar, Matt Harford, Neil Counter, Martin Thompson ,
Matt Waterton and Mark Howarth who made his debut.
The first match was against the home County Gloucester and straight after a 4 hour drive up the
M5! Nevertheless the team played exceptionally well with 3 wins for Cornwall out of 5 strings
and therefore a close fought victory. In the evening Cornwall faced Wiltshire and this time
just lost out 2/3 to the strongest team in the group. At the end of Saturday Cornwall were still in
second place with everything to play for on the Sunday as the top 2 teams would make the
promotion group for the second half of the season.
Sunday morning saw some tired limbs and heavy heads for the match against Avon. The fixture
was also closely contended with everything finely balanced at 2 all with one to play. But in the
final event the boys couldn’t quite muster the crucial win and unfortunately the relegation group
it will have to be in the new year!! WATCH THIS SPACE!