Trethorne’s Cornwall Bowl team lost a thrilling and hard fought final last Sunday the 1st March against Bowood Park at West Cornwall. The weather conditions on the day were fairly horrendous, with cold, driving rain and strong gale force winds. During the the early exchanges, Trethorne were in a strong position – up in 3 matches, all square in 1 and only down in 1 match.
However, the tide started to turn on the crucial back nine and Bowood began to fight back, eventually winning the match 3.5 to 1.5. Congratulations to them and Trethorne will be back stronger for it next year. A special mention to young Alex Manuel and his partner Ian Burn, who won their match by a crushing 9&7.
The final match scores were as follows:
Paul Gray & Les Jewell lost 1 down
Paul Stanbury & Gary Shirley lost on the 2nd extra hole
Martin Brooks & Ivor Edmunds lost 2&1
Simon Price & Jason Howes halved on the 1st extra hole
Alex Manuel & Ian Burn won 9&7