County Seniors v Nottinghamshire at Rushcliffe G.C. - Thursday 28th April 2016
Match Result : Worcs 7 v 11 Notts
Wrapped up as though they were heading to Siberia, the Seniors on both sides battled through the icy winds and intermittent rain showers which charactersised the day. The Rushcliffe greens staff had worked additional shifts to prepare the course to a very good standard for this match and the players found the rolling fairways, blind shots and quick, sloping greens a tough challenge.
After the 10 hole greensomes, the Worcesterhsire team found themselves, disappointingly, 5-1 down at lunch. However, it could have been very different as four of the five matches went to the last green, only to lose by one hole.
A revival was needed in the fourballs and the team responded extremely well with some good wins as the weather deteriorated. The afternoon matches drew 6-6 to give a final result of 11 -7 to Nottinghamshire. As always, the matches were played in a great spirit and as old friendships were renewed the Worcestershire Team welcomed two new faces, namely, Mark Carpenter ( Worcs G&CC) and Alun McGrath ( Stourbridge GC). Peter Adams, the Seniors Capt, now has two Carpenters in the County squad and it's expected that if they play together at some stage in the future they will sing us a song.
The hospitality shown to everyone by the Nottinghamshire Seniors and from all the staff at Rushcliffe was first class. The County would therefore, like to thank everyone involved for providing the Worcestershire team with such a warm reception and Peter Adams would also like to thank a few of his players who stood in at very short notice.
The league games are not far away and Peter Adams will be looking closely at his squad in order to select teams which will try and go one further than our second place finish last year.
Match Scoresheet to follow shortly.
The Worcsetershire Seniors at Rushcliffe G.C. on Wednesday 28th April 2016
Back row LtoR : Bryan Swain, Ricky Chima, Mark Carpenter, David McGillivray, Wille Kerr, Mike O'Donnell
Front Row LtoR : Roger Martin, Peter Craddock, Alun McGrath, Peter Adams ( Capt), Bill Thompson, Grenville Rose
Posted on 29/04/2016
by Bill Thompson