Northants Golf

Anglian League Champions

Anglian Seniors League Champions 2016

Seniors v. Cambridgeshire

Thursday July 28th 2016 

Barkway Park Golf Club


Anglian League and Midland league East


The County senior’s team went into this fixture knowing that a win would secure the Anglian league title for the third successive year.

Eight of the players went and played a practise round earlier in the week.

Barkway Park is a somewhat unique course with very basic facilities and a course

layout to challenge even the best players. Drainage ditches cross the fairways and deep ditches 40 yards short of some greens are a major feature. At nearly 7000 yards in length, it is one of the longest we have played.

The morning foursomes, at which we have improved dramatically this season, were halved in the Anglian and we were one point up in the Midland league East.

In the afternoon, the seniors took charge with some pretty impressive winning margins. Andrew MacDonald of Overstone Park, making a rare appearance this season, winning six and four. The ever reliable Ian Smith bringing up the rear with another win and Jim Tricklebank of Overstone coming back from three down to get a vital half.

The overall result was a win for the seniors in both the Anglian league and theMidlandleague East.

As a group of seniors we have now won three Anglian league titles in a row and remain undefeated for three seasons.

Personally, I cannot thank the players enough for the commitment shown with the winter coaching, practise rounds and great team spirit.

We now move onto Leicestershire away at Kibworth GC in our quest to keep the pressure on Nottinghamshire in theMidlandleague East.


Well done to everyone in the senior’s group.


Mike Abbotts


County senior’s Captain 2016.








Richard Cole & Alan Freeman 3&2 v   John Yuill & Graham Locke
Ted Dunn & Ian Kerr halved  v halved  Andrew Petrie & Gerald O'Keane
Roger Butler & Gary Hardy   v 2&1   Hamish Fleming & David Burt
Andrew MacDonald & Jim Tricklebank   v 1up  Chris Brown & Brian Buncombe 
Mike Abbotts & Graham Jones 1up  v   Graham Clarke & Richard Douglas
Geoff Dyson & Ian Smith        ***  2 up  v    Martin Ibbitt & Barry Carter  ***
Foursomes Total 3 1/2 v 2 1/2  
Richard Cole halved  v halved John Yuill
Alan Freeman 5&4 v   Graham Locke
Ian Kerr   v 3&2 Gerald O'Keane
Gary Hardy 4&3  v   Andrew Petrie
Ted Dunn 3&2  v    David Burt
Roger Butler 3&2   v   Hamish Fleming
Andrew MacDonald  6&4  v   Chris Brown
 Jim Tricklebank halved v halved   Brian Buncombe
 Mike Abbotts   v 3&2  Graham Clarke
Graham Jones   4&3 Richard Douglas
Geoff Dyson***   v 3&2  Martin Ibbitt***
Ian Smith*** 5&3 v   Barry Carter***
Singles Total 7   5  
East Midlands League Result (12 man)        
Northants 10 1/2   7 1/2 Cambridgeshire
East Anglian League Result (10 man) 8 1/2    6 1/2   
 *** players excluded        
Northamptonshire 7 Games Won  5 Cambridgeshire













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