Glamorgan v Worcestershire Under 16
MOUNTAIN ASH GOLF CLUB
26th May 2013
Am Foursomes ( played over 13 holes )
Jordan Golley CALLUM GREEN
Daniel Pickering 1 6&4 CIAN LOWE
Hari Pachu DAVID BURTON
Gareth Morgan 1 3&1 NATHAN DYKE
Luke Colwill JAMES DRURY
Sean Bartlett 1 4&3 HARRY McDONALD
Matthew Rees JACK MUTTON
Luke Phillips Half A/S NATHAN GRANT Half A/S
Max Baker CAMERON DEAN
Cian Pritchard 1 1 hole CAMERON GREEN
AM 4 1/2 1/2
J.Golley 1 2&1 CALLUM GREEN
D.Pickering 1 2 holes CIAN LOWE
S.Bartlett DAVID BURTON 1 4&3
H.Pachu 1 3&2 NATHAN DYKE
L.Colwill JAMES DRURY 1 2 Holes
G.Morgan 1 3&2 HARRY McDONALD
L.Phillips 1 3&2 JACK MUTTON
M.Rees 1 2&1 NATHAN GRANT
M.Baker 1/2 A/S CAMERON DEAN 1/2 A/S
C.Pritchard 1/2 A/S CAMERON GREEN 1/2 A/s
Total 11 1/2 3 1/2
On paper the under 16 team took a heavy beating from Glamorgan, but only on paper.
A very rushed start to the match did not help our boys neither did the two hour plus coach journey, but the details of that I shall leave to our under 14 team manager Greg Hopkins in his match report.
Due to our late arrival, the foursomes were played over thirteen holes, an advantage to Glamorgan straight away, having played the course the week before, therefore our guys did not have any knowledge of the last five holes for the singles.
Jack Mutton and Nathan Grant earned a very good half, and the two Camerons, Green and Dean lost on the thirteenth.
After a very extended lunch break the singles got underway, Callum Green quickly went 4 down only to fall 2 & 1. James Drury again went 3 down through 9 but came back to win by 2 Holes, both James and Cameron making impressive debuts for the county.
Both Camerons at the end of the field had chances to win a point for us, in the end both managed halves, these two lads playing boys 3 and 4 shots better in handicap.
I have to say that the Glamorgan team was very strong, with our top player having a handicap equal to their number eight.
I was impressed by our fight, and the behaviour of my team was a credit to our county. Glamorgan and Mountain Ash Golf Club were so hospitable and helpful it made defeat a little easier to swallow.
The junior set-up in Glamorgan is first class, I know Greg learnt much as did I, we travelled back from Wales deep in conversation over the ideas we picked up. I hope we shall implement many of those ideas, but that is for later.
My thanks to Greg for all of his help, and to the Glamorgan officials and supporters, to the caterers at M.A.G.C first class and finally to a very fine team of young men who gave their all for Worcestershire yesterday.
Posted on 30/05/2013
by Andrew Boyd