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Helston & The Lizard grassroots sport December 5

By West Briton  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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Snooker

CLINTON GO CLEAR AT TOP:

STR Clinton have moved three points ahead of nearest challengers Illogan HI and Penponds in Division One of the Mining League.

On Friday they defeated stablemates St Rumons 5-0 with breaks of 51 from Steve Downing, 39 from R Johns and 32 from Phil Lane. Illogan HI A moved into joint second place also taking maximum points at Playing Place.

Penponds beat Illogan HI B 4-1, whose Victor Wills was the only winner, to remain in the hunt. After an unbeaten start, Godolphin Club have now lost their last two matches, last week losing 3-2 to Redruth British Rail A, for whom Ryan Curnow played well with a break of 40. Simon Morrish needed two snookers for Godolphin before finally winning his frame against Julian Osborne.

Playing Place have taken a narrow lead over Lanner in Division 2 after beating Radnor 5-0, with Jamie Maccuish making a 36 break. Lanner could only win 3-2 at Penponds.

After a poor start for them, St Day have now won their last two matches, last week beating Illogan HI 3-2, with Shane Cox knocking in a 30 break for the visitors.

Porthleven had a 3-2 victory over Four Lanes, with the League's webmaster, Matt Waddell making a 30 break to win his frame and surprise even himself!

In Division 3 St Ives beat last week's nearest pursuers St Day 4-1 to set up a big eight point lead at this early stage of the season.

Brian Davey was St Day's only winner.

Second place is now shared by St Day and the two British Rail teams. Last week Redruth Rail A had a good 5-0 win at Four Lanes, while Ray Anderson compiled a great new highest break of 54 for Redruth Rail B in their 4-1 win against Stithians.

GODOLPHIN LEAGUE:

In the latest round of fixtures, Leedstown extended their advantage at the top of the table to 10 points with a hard fought 5-4 victory at 2nd place Penponds A.

Keith Hosking knocked in a 52 break defeating Steve Goldsworthy 2-1 and Adam Wade continued his unbeaten run, beating Dave Trembath 3-0. Park Bottom B lie in third place after another big victory against Rosudgeon 8-1 with Jeff Crouch and John Moore claiming three points each, Mike Jacka took Rosudgeon's only point. Godolphin beat in form Park Bottom A 6-3, Martin Jeffery and Richard Hall took three points with Paul Roberts replying for the visitors with three of his own against speedster Tim Johnson. Illogan gained their biggest win of the season winning at Stithians 9-0, Pete Chegwidden, Melvyn Hoon and Simon Gardner all had three points.

Running

HAYLE RUNNER PETE WINS RAF SPORTSMAN AWARD:

Hayle Runner Pete Ellis has been announced as winner of the RAF Sportsman of the Year award.

A long time member of the Hayle club, Ellis is based at RAF Cosford where he serves as a Corporal, and was presented with his award by chief of the air staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford at RAF Halton.

Having been involved in RAF Athletics and Duathlon for many years, in 2013 he focused on winning the World Sprint Duathlon championships, representing Great Britain in the 30-34 Age Group event.

Achieving his goal, he completed an exceptional performance and won by a big margin, and was the second fastest overall in all of the Age-Group racers in the competition.

However, it is as a duathlete that Ellis has excelled this year. He achieved first place at the 2013 ITU Duathlon World Championships in Ottawa, Canada, and fifth at the ETU European Championships in Horst, Holland.

He was also first in his age group at the Althorp Sprint Duathlon, first overall at the Oulton Park Sprint Duathlon (breaking the course record) and also an Age Group winner at the Clumber Park Sprint Duathlon.

Impressive

He rounded off the year with a third overall in the RAF Sprint Triathlon Championships; impressive as swimming is currently his weakest event.

Pete's achievements go far beyond his race performances. As a qualified Athletics coach he trains and supports other athletes. On his station he is the RAF Cosford athletics team manager and he is the RAF and Combined Services trophies and medals secretary.

This year he assisted in the organisation of the Oxford World Marathon challenge; raising more than £1,000 for Save the Children. The event consisted of teams of children running a marathon in relay stages at Oxfords Horspath stadium.

His award as 2013 RAF Sportsman of the year was a recognition of his dedication to promoting sport both in the RAF and more widely.

Pete said: "It is an amazing honour to win the award. I have had a great year. This summer I went out to Canada for the world championships and managed to get on to the podium so to go there and be a winner was incredible."

Pete will be back in Cornwall to run in the Marazion 10k in February as part of the Hayle Runners team.

Meanwhile, two other Hayle Runners have been recognised by the Cornwall Road Running group for their achievements in races.

Emily Gunning, Marketing Co-ordinator for Cornwall Glass and Glazing, presented Adrian Bastian of Hayle Runners the annual award for the Most Improved Male in the Cornwall Grand Prix series and gave Helen Rule, a previous winner of the most improved female runner in the Grand Prix series, an award for completing the entire Cornish Grand Prix series for the last four years.

Paying tribute to Adrian and Helen, Hayle Runners club captain Craig Tonkin said: "Adrian and Helen are stalwarts of the club, you can always rely on them to be competing in the Grand Prix whatever the weather. They both deserve their awards."

Two members of Hayle Runners recently completed the New York Marathon.

Rich Savage completed the course in a personal best time of 2 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds just inside the coveted 3 hour mark Nikki Rudd returned to New York after last year's race was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy to finish in a time of 4:12:42.

Golf

MULLION GOLF CLUB:

The ladies' November Stableford at Mullion was by Yvonne Ratcliffe with Jill Simmons second.

In a betterball competition Jill Simmons and Lydia Gilbert were the winners with Janet Coates and Beryl Sibley, runners-up and Alison Meagor and Sue Johns third.

PRAA SANDS:

Ken McIlroy and Mike Hawke-Treneer won the Men's Four Ball Better Ball at Praa Sands on Sunday with a 52 net. Phil Hales and Scott Willett were second with 54 and Michael Jacka and John Murrish third with 56 on the last nine holes from Mike Hatch and David Prowse.

Linda Gale, Anne Griffiths and Carole Jones won the Ladies' Yellow Ball competition on Saturday. Linda Dunford, Ann Seabrook and Barbara Wilkins were second with Jennifer Chambers, Wendy Keys and Di Lyons third.

Ann Seabrook won the Ladies' 9-hole Stableford on Wednesday with 21 points. Jackie Quick was second with 16 and Wendy Keys third with 15. Wendy also won the putting competition.

The annual Turkey Trot will be held on Saturday December 7 for both ladies and gentlemen with a shotgun start at noon.

Next Sunday the men play a Stableford competition.

Next week the Ladies play on Wednesday morning and the Ogres play on Wednesday afternoon.

Racketball

BEN BAGS THE TITLE:

Ben McDonald is celebrating winning the Racketball final at Falmouth Sports Club. with Cameron Briggs winning the Racketball Handicap finals.

With Racketball being the fastest growing racket sport in the UK, Falmouth Sports Club is fortunate to have an excellent coach in Siobhan Garland and a vibrant membership.

Hence, competition for the trophy was extremely hot with a high number of entries.

Club chairman, Cliffy Voller said: "I was so proud of all the players. There was great participation for all age groups and abilities this year.

"Jerry Thomas and Siobhan Garland both did a brilliant job with the handicaps and organising the tournament."

Runners-up were Simon Curtis and Simon Banfield.

Racketball membership at Falmouth Sports Club is growing steadily. It offers a fun sport that can be played all year round, being played on a squash court but with short handled rackets and a bigger bouncier ball.

Siobhan offers regular coaching sessions. For further information, contact Falmouth Sports Club on 01326 311056.

Netball

AWARD FOR PENRYN:

Penryn Netball Club have just been awarded the England Netball Silver CAPS Award with Clubmark.

CAPS is a club action planning scheme which supports clubs to deliver a quality netball development programme and operate in line with best practice.

Netball in clubs is run by volunteers – CAPS therefore helps clubs increase their numbers, develop coaches, umpires and volunteers, link to local schools in their community with the right amount of duty of care and good practice and raise the profile of the club.

Penryn Netball Club was formed and have always been based at Penryn College – formed in 1967 and are the oldest netball club in Cornwall.

Pool

WEST CORNWALL WINTER LEAGUE

Division One:

P

W

L

B

Pts

Wendron CC A

7

7

0

7

54

Rodney Inn B

8

7

1

8

54

Helston FC A

7

5

2

7

51

Lizard FC A

7

5

2

7

42

Helston RBL A

7

3

4

7

41

White Hart B

8

4

4

8

41

Coach & Horses

7

2

5

7

38

Godolphin Club F

8

4

4

8

38

Killigrew Inn

8

2

6

8

38

St Keverne Band Club

7

4

3

7

35

Rodney Inn A

7

2

5

7

32

Constantine SC A

7

2

5

7

32

Atlantic Inn A

8

1

7

8

32

Results: White Hart B 5 Helston RBL A 4; Wendron CC A 8 Constantine SC A 1; Helston FC A 7 Killigrew Inn 2; Lizard FC A 5 Atlantic Inn A 4; Godolphin Club F 5 Coach & Horses 4; Rodney Inn B 6 St Keverne Band Club 3.

8 Ball: Dean Williams (Atlantic Inn A); Shane McCartney (Wendron CC A).

Division Two:

P

W

L

B

Pts

Helston RFC A

8

7

1

8

53

Mullion FC A

7

6

1

7

51

Godolphin Club B

8

5

3

8

48

White Hart A

8

2

6

8

42

Helston RFC C

7

5

2

7

41

Paris A

7

3

4

7

41

Helston RBL B

7

4

3

7

39

Bell Inn A

8

3

5

8

39

White Hart C

7

3

4

7

37

Lion & Lamb A

7

3

4

7

37

Helston RFC B

7

2

5

7

35

Helston RBL D

7

3

4

7

32

Godolphin Club A

8

2

6

7

32

Results: White Hart A 4 Helston RBL D 5; Helston RBL B 4 White Hart C 5; Helston RFC C 5 Bell Inn A 4; Paris A 6 Godolphin Club B 3; Godolphin Club A 3 Lion & Lamb A 6; Helston RFC A 4 Mullion FC A 5.

8 Ball: Chris Rosevear, twice (Mullion FC A).

Division Three:

P

W

L

B

Pts

Helston Cricket Club

8

8

0

8

59

Mounts Bay

8

5

3

8

49

Black Swan

8

4

4

8

46

Harbour Inn

7

3

4

7

42

Wendron CC B

7

5

2

6

41

Crown Inn

7

5

2

7

40

Angel Hotel A

7

3

4

7

39

Lion & Lamb B

7

4

3

5

38

Five Pilchards

8

3

5

8

38

Breage SC

8

2

6

7

36

Helston RFC D

7

2

5

7

35

Lizard FC C

7

3

4

7

31

Mullion FC B

7

1

6

5

28

Results: Black Swan 4 Wendron CC B 5; Crown Inn 3 Angel Hotel A 6; Lion & Lamb B 6 Breage SC 3; Mullion FC B 4 Mounts Bay 5; Five Pilchards 5 Helston RFC D 4; Helston Cricket Club 8 Lizard FC C 1.

8 Ball: Darran Anstey (Five Pilchards).

Division Four:

P

W

L

B

Pts

Helston FC B

8

6

2

8

52

Red Lion A

8

6

2

8

51

Constantine SC B

8

3

5

7

47

Potters Bar A

8

4

4

8

47

Seven Stars

8

4

4

8

47

Potters Bar B

8

6

2

8

46

Bell Inn B

7

4

3

7

44

Atlantic Inn B

8

4

4

8

44

Red Lion B

8

3

5

8

42

Wheel Inn

8

3

5

8

39

Out of the Blue

7

4

3

7

37

Queens Arms

8

3

5

7

37

Red Lion C

8

3

5

8

35

Paris B

8

2

6

8

35

Results: Constantine SC B 4 Red Lion B 5; Red Lion A 4 Out of the Blue 5; Queens Arms 7 Red Lion C 2; Wheel 2 Seven Stars 7; Atlantic B 2 Helston FC B 7; Potters Bar B 7 Paris B 2; Bell B 5 Potters Bar A 4.

Euchre

FIVE PILCHARDS LEAGUE

Division One:

P

Pts

Pow B

10

94

Paris A

10

94

Five Pilchards A

10

89

Ship Inn

10

87

Helston CC B

10

79

Lizard FC

10

76

Five Pilchards B

10

75

Paris B

10

71

Tuns M

10

71

Cadgwith B

10

63

Division Two:

P

Pts

Helston CC A

8

74

Mounts Bay A

8

73

Pow A

8

71

Halzephron

8

64

Witchball

8

60

Top House

8

58

Cadgwith A

8

57

Mounts Bay B

8

55

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