Seniors v S&H - Match Report 24.7.17
The Seniors arrived at Moseley for this crucial league match knowing that it's been a few years since they'd beaten Shropshire & Herefordshire.
The team were in good spirits after two solid league wins against Derbyshire and Warwickshire and strong foursomes pairings had been forged over the previous games in preparation for this match. The course at Moseley was in fine condition and although there was a stiff breeze to contend with, overall, the playing conditions were excellent.
In the morning foursomes, Pates & Carpenter recorded a fine 5&3 win with Painter & Cartwright also winning securely 4&3. Further wins from Thompson & Bristow and Swain and Buckey ensured the seniors had a good 4-2 lead at lunch.
As always, the afternoon four balls were closely contested matches with many of the players being well known to both sides, having battled numerous times before. However, on this occasion four out of the six matches went in Worcestershire's way. Unbeaten on the day were Thompson & Bristow, Painter & Cartwright ( pictured opposite) and Swain & Buckey. The overall result was an excellent 12-6 win to the Worcestershire Seniors.
This now puts the County Seniors in a very strong position (only 4 points required in the next match) going into their final league match against Staffordshire at Trentham Park GC on 31st August.
Moseley GC were superb hosts. The S&H Captain, Alex Johnston, was full of praise for quality of the course, the food and the hospitality shown to everyone by the staff. The match was played in a great sporting manner and at a good pace, which allowed the proceedings to finish well in time for everyone to head home for the 'Love Island' final. (only some!)
The winning Senior Team at Moseley G.C. 24th July 2017
LtoR: Tony Sanders, Mark Carpenter, Steve Carpenter, Rob Buckey, Ian Warner, Bill Thompson, Will Painter, Martin Cartwirght, Pete Adams ( Captain) , Grenville Rose (County President) Gary Bristow, Paul Newman, Bryan Swain and Craig Pates.
Posted on 22/07/2017
by Bill Thompson