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.
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||v||4&3||Richard Douglas|
|Geoff Dyson***||v||3&2||Martin Ibbitt***|
|Ian Smith***||5&3||v||Barry Carter***|
|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|