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1st Team v Warwickshire at Wharton Park GC on Sunday 13th May 2018

The first match of the 2018 league season was to be against Warwickshire at Wharton Park on Sunday 13th May. With some excellent winter preparation the lads were in good spirits although they knew it would be a hard game against a team that has been unbeaten for nearly 3 years.

Pictured (back row l-r) Matt Brookbanks, Anthony Hill, Kieron Austin, Grenville Rose (County President) Joe Price, James Robinson & Matt Vigurs (front row l-r) Steve Lane, Mark Dunkley, Adam Norman (County Captain) & Hadley Trenfield.

Unfortunately the morning foursomes did not go our way, with only County Captain, Adam Norman, and his partner James Robinson managing a win. Thus, with a lunch time score of 1 - 4 we needed a quick start in the afternoon singles.

There was some truly exceptional golf played by both sides in the afternoon with 6 out of the 10 matches coming down the 18th, and tales of 4/5/6 under par in nearly every match. James Robinson halved his match, and Adam Norman again secured a full point. Joe Price won 1 up, and new boy Hadley Trenfield enjoyed a 3&1 victory. However, despite running Warwickshire very close the final score, 4 1/2 - 10 1/2 to Warwickshire, did not reflect the closeness of the game.

FULL MATCH SCORECARD

The team now moves on to play the 2nd match against Nottinghamshire at Moseley GC on Sunday 3rd June.