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1st Team v Staffordshire at Wharton Park GC on Sunday 7th May 2017

My first league match as County Captain provided one of the toughest tests our team will have all season. Having seen the fixtures back in November, knowing that we had Staffordshire and Warwickshire as the first two matches, the league could potentially be riding on the first two fixtures.

A perfect golfing morning at Wharton Park GC, a course where our record is very good, looked in good shape. The morning foursomes are crucial in these matches and wins from the ever growing partnership of Lane & Godfrey, the old timers Sadler & Heeley and a new partnership of Austin & Dunkley gave us a vital lead going into the singles.

A strong Staffordshire top order gave them a 4 v 3 lead, but wins from Lane, myself, and an 8&6 victory for Austin meant we got back in front. 5 matches still in play and just 2 points needed for a perfect start to the season, and they duly came from Dunkley and Vigurs. A half point from Godfrey, meant an 8.5 v 6.5 victory!

A fantastic performance from all the players, great team spirit and confidence is high going into our next match, away at Warwickshire.

It was also great to see so many Worcestershire officials supporting the side. Many thanks to President, Grenville Rose, Brian Morris, Denis Hayes and Brian Peplow.

Adam Norman, County Captain

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