1st Team v Warwickshire at Leamington & County GC - Sunday 4th June 2017
Our 2nd match of the season was against a very strong Warwickshire side at Leamington County GC.
The team welcomed back Oliver Farrell from America and a late call up for Alex Fuell meant a slight shuffle to our foursomes order but it didn't affect our morning performance. Oliver Farrell and Adam Norman were victorious in Match 1 which got things off to a great start, matches 2 and 3 went to Warwickshire with some impressive golf. Match 5 went Worcestershires way with another comfortable victory for the ever growing partnership of Kieron Austin and Mark Dunkley, 2-2 with the good old partnership of Steve Lane and Anthony Hill in match 4 still out on course, news got round that Worcestershire were 2up with 2 to play...unfortunately the guys couldn't hold on to there lead but nonetheless a hard fought half meant 2.5 each. All to play for going into the afternoons singles.
It was key to try and get some points on the board in the early singles matches, reigning county champion Oliver Farrell was sent out 1st in the singles but unfortunately on this rare occasion the putter was cold and went down by the narrowest of margins 1down. The next 3 matches produced 2 Worcestershire points, a win from Adam Norman and half points from Chris Nugent and Steve Lane meant the scores were tied yet again at 4.5 4.5. Some very good playing from the lower Warwickshire order just showed the strength in depth they have as they won 5 out of the next 6 matches with Kieron Austin getting another good victory keeping his unbeaten record this season in tact, great playing Kieron!
A disappointing end to the day losing 9.5 5.5 but there's still 3 matches remaining and anything can happen so onwards and upwards.
A big thank you to Stuart Pritchard and Grenville Rose for there support on the day, it's much appreciated.
The next match is away against Nottinghamshire at Stanton-on-the-wolds GC where the side can bounce back from this defeat.
Adam Norman, County Captain
Posted on 09/06/2017
by Stuart Pritchard