Northamptonshire Ladies team finished in a tie for third place in Ladies County Week at Frilford Heath GC in Oxfordshire.
In the opening match against Buckinghamshire, a pairs win for Carol Gibbs and Claire Lindsay and a singles victory for Thalia Martin, which included a hole-in-one on the penultimate hole, wasn’t enough to prevent a 3-2 defeat.
It was a similar story in the afternoon as a half from Roseann Youngman and Lindsay and a singles point from Mary MacLaren were the only scores in a defeat to Berkshire.
The team raised their game the following day as they grabbed draws against Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, with the help of Leah Ribano, who bagged points in both matches on her 15th birthday.
Northants left their best until the final day as pairs victories from Millie Billson and Youngman (4&3) and Lindsay and Ribano (two holes), a 2&1 singles win from Hattie Billson, plus a half from Ellie Darnell, helped the team record a 3½-1½ success.