29 April 2018
Northants Juniors took on Cambridgeshire away at Brampton Park Golf Club in difficult conditions on Sunday April 29. The format was Six Pairs Greensomes matchplay 9 holes, followed by 12 singles matches over 9 holes. Although Northants trailed 31/2 -21/2 after the six Greensomes matches the Junior team rallied strongly with 81/2 points from a possible 12 singles matches to win 11-7 overall. An outstanding result away from home !

The Northants team consisted of five from Peterborough Milton, three from Kettering, two from Northampton, and one each from Northants County and Overstone Park With Cambs fielding a young mainly U-12 team, Northants were able to give debuts to four new Juniors Ben Atherton, James Attwood, Sonny Lennon (Kettering) Matthew Reeve (Northampton). The new lads, aged between 10-12 made the difference, and although they had been beaten in the earlier Greensomes pairs matches, all four won their singles to turn the overall score in Northants favour. All handicaps 25 and over played off the red tees, with all others off yellows, which made some matches even more difficult with full handicap differences. 

Full results:


Theo Morris (17) and Oliver Toyer (22)Northants WonJacob Williams (7) and Jack Peters (11)
Josh Izod (9) and Luca Randall (26)Northants WonElliot Strickland (12) and Oscar Bell (13)
Rohan Neat (26) and Ellis Kerr (28)Cambs WonKai Raymond (16) and Morgan Cresswell (19)
Will Grimbaldeston (27) and Alisdair Large (28)HalvedHarry Smith (19) and Jadon Pham (24)
Jake Pankhurst (27) and Jacob Rust (28)Cambs WonJames Attwood (28) and Ben Atherton (29)
Luis Brown (30) and Callum Wright (31)Cambs WonSonny Lennon (33) and Matthew Reeve (33)

Cambs 3.5- 2.5 Northants

Theo Morris (11yrs)HalvedJacob Williams (14yrs)
Oliver Toyer (11yrs)Northants WonJack Peters (11yrs)
Josh Izod (12yrs)Cambs WonElliot Strickland (12yrs)
Luca Randall (9yrs)Cambs WonOscar Bell (13yrs)
Rohan Neat (10yrs)Northants WonKai Raymond (12yrs)
Ellis Kerr (8yrs)Northants WonMorgan Cresswell (13yrs)
Will Gambaldeston (11yrs)Northants WonHarry Smith (12yrs)
Alisdair Large (9yrs)Cambs WonJadon Pham (10yrs)
Jake Pankhurst (11yrs)Northants WonJames Attwood (11yrs)
Jacob Rust (9yrs)Northants WonBen Atherton (11yrs)
Luis Brown (11yrs)Northants WonSonny Lennon (10yrs)
Callum Wright (11yrs)Northants WonMatthew Reeve (12yrs)

Cambs 1.5 - 8.5 Northants

Cambs 5 -11 Northants

Cambs provided great hospitality, keen and friendly competition and again the format was a huge success. The matches were all close and played in great spirit on a testing course in diificult conditions generally windy and cold, with some rain later in the day, but the golf was high quality throughout.
Thanks to all who took part and the parents and officials who made the journey. 

U14 Junior team

COUNTY U14/12 TEAM (L to R) Matthew Reeve, Kai Raymond, Harry Smith, Jacob Williams (Capt), Morgan Cresswell, Ben Atherton, Jadon Pham (front) Jack Peters, Elliot Strickland, James Attwood, Oscar Bell, Sonny Lennon.