B Team v Maxstoke A

Well it had to come to an end eventually and sadly our unbeaten run was very decidedly curtailed away at Maxstoke losing 5 1/2 to 1/2.

Despite valiant efforts on our part the rather surprising results below show that we struggled against long hitters and high handicappers shooting very low scores on what was a very hot day. For my own part it was disappointing that it took me 17 holes to find a fairway off the tee, by which time the match was over!

My thanks to all who rallied round to make up a team of twelve as we were struggling to do so up until the last minute. A warm welcome to Peter Carvill who joined us for his first (and hopefully not last) B Team match although losing 6/5 with partner Gerry Donohoe might make him think twice about joining us again. Our heaviest defeat was achieved by Lalit Patel and Derek Birt losing 7/6 and 3/2 losses were recorded by Peter Earl with Malcolm Traves as well as John Pegg with Godfrey Frith. Dorian Bowkett tried extremely hard to carry me round but we too succumbed losing by 1. The whitewash was avoided by the wily duo of Harry Kenth and Jim Wild who halved their match.

Harry also took home one of the nearest the pin prizes and we also had a few winners in the raffle so all was not lost !

Team sheets for the next three matches are on the board together with the sign up sheet for the first three August fixtures so please add/tick your names asap.

Finally a reminder that the B Team medal has been rearranged for Wednesday 23rd August and the starting times sheet will be going up soon.


Steve Cottier