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Worcestershire U16s Vs Gloucestershire U16s - REPORT

Team
Jake Kelly Captain Ombersley Golf Club
Ben Finch Worcester Golf & Country Club
Alex Band Worcester Golf & Country Club
Oliver Lowe Bewdley Pines Golf Club
Nathan Slater Bewdley Pines Golf Club
Will Stott Bewdley Pines Golf Club
Chris Rhodes Ombersley Golf Club
Dan Doyle Stourbridge Golf Club
David Burton Hagley Golf & Country Club
Joe Price Hagley Golf & Country Club
Josh Marshall The Worcestershire Golf Club
Charlie Hickman Worcester Golf & Country Club


The team arrived at Burlish Park Golf Club well prepared as they’d all played the course in previous events. As this was the day after the under eighteens match a couple of players were being rested allowing us to bring new faces in. We met for breakfast and discussed the morning foursomes before the team headed out to warm up.

As we had a few players missing this meant that most of the team played higher up the order than normal. However all the Worcestershire player embraced the challenge and battled hard. Gloucestershire were strong and took the first three foursomes matches, but Chris Rhodes, Dan Doyle and the debut partnership of Josh Marshall and Charlie Hickman won two rubbers for the home team.

The singles followed a similar pattern to the foursomes. Chris Rhodes managed to win his second rubber of the day on the eighteenth and Dan Doyle his foursomes partner followed him with a 4&3 victory. Nathan Slater made it two out of two singles wins for his record with a well earned 4&3 victory and Charlie Hickman finished his debut in style winning 4&3.

Some good golf played from both sides and with a little more attention to detail on and around the greens maybe Worcestershire could have won this match. Lessons to learn and take into the triangular match next week.

Thank you to Burlish Park Golf Club for your hospitality throughout the day and use of your well presented course, we look forward to returning soon. I’d like to thank Mark Ralphs and Stuart Pritchard for all their support throughout the match, I know the boys appreciate it.

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Ian Henry
Worcestershire U16s Manager