Match Report - Worcs U16's v Glamorgan at Hagley G.C. - 29th May 2014
Nathan Grant tees off at the first hole in front of the new County banners.
The start of the Worcestershire Under 16's season took us to Hagley Golf & Country Club to play Glamorgan. The weather had been dreadful for two days prior to this match so we were extremely lucky to be able to play this fixture. I would like to thank the greens staff for all their hard work in preparing the course to such a high standard for this fixture.
Due to traffic delays and the worrying weather forecast, the morning foursomes matches were reduced to nine holes rather than eighteen. All the matches were closely contested and all bar one went down the last hole. This meant that the match was tied at two and a half points each at lunch.
The afternoon singles matches were also closely contested through the first nine holes but the quality of the shots on the back nine from the Worcestershire boys were particularly impressive. This helped us to a convincing victory in the singles and the match overall, winning 10-5. The two points that we lost in the afternoon singles both went down the last hole which clearly showed the strength of character from the boys as they tried to turn their matches around.
Overall, this was a fantastic start to the season and we look forward to the first league match which is against Leicestershire on Sunday 18th June at Dudley G.C.
I would like to thank everyone at Hagley Golf Club for their superb hospitality, in particular, the catering staff who were extremely accommodating in changing their arrangements at short notice to help the Glamorgan team to leave on time. Furthermore, many thanks for the support from past President of Hagley, Tony Hammond, and Worcestershire’s Brian Morris ( Past President) , Bill Thompson ( President) and Stuart Pritchard ( County Secretary).
Pictured L to R
Charlie Beesley, Nathan Grant, Ben Finch, Matt Osborn, Chris Rhodes, Jake Kelly, George Manser, Cameron Dean, Lawrence Hill, Harry Lane and Ian Henry ( U16 Team Manager)
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Worcestershire U16's Manager
Posted on 30/05/2014
by Ian Henry