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Seniors V Staffs 31.8.17 Midland League Report and Scoresheet

Seniors v Staffs in the Midland League at Trentham GC 31.8.17


On Thursday 31st August, the County Senior Team played their final league match against Staffordshire in a match which could possibly decide the West Midlands League winners at Trentham GC. The course was in marvellous condition and apart from a few squally showers, the weather all day was warm and sunny. 

Staffordshire, on home soil, put out one of their strongest teams this year whilst Worcestershire had to cope with some late withdrawals, which meant a few last minute changes to the pairings. Nevertheless, the team were in good spirits and in a determined mood. 

Following the foursomes matches it was Staffordshire who took the lunchtime lead by one point. ( 3 1/2 to 2 1/2) Good wins from Cartwright & Warner and Adams & Sanders together with a fighting half from Buckey and Swain kept Worcestershire in the match.

The afternoon four balls proved to be 'a bridge too far' for the Worcestershire lads and it was only the superb putting of Tony Sanders, backed up by solid play from his partner Pete Adams ( Captain), who managed our only win. The other matches were closely fought but it was the Staffordshire players who were just too strong on the day. Congratulations to Sanders & Adams, who were the only Worcestershire pair to remain unbeaten. 

The league is now in the balance and will depend upon how Warwickshire fare against Derbyshire in their last match.

The hospitality shown to everyone by the club was first class together with the sportsmanship displayed by all the players in such a competitive match. It was also great to see Vice President, Dave Mcdermott and County President, Grenville Rose, out on the course supporting the players throughout the day. It was also good to see Glen McBryde, the Staffordshire Seniors Captain, visiting the course for part of the day to give his support to his players as he's currently struggling with ill health.  

Peter Adams 

County Seniors Captain

Match scoresheet