Finally Anglian league matches were underway once more. The weather was superb and the course, Peterborough Milton, was in immaculate condition.
The team was a new one with a few of the regulars being drafted into the A team as replacements so there were 4 players making their debut.
Despite some early nerves the morning foursomes were fairly even over the opening holes with only 1 hole up or down between the teams. The greens proved to be difficult to read for the CAGU boys and as the round progessed, 3 of the pairings gradually slipped back. The exception being new boys Axel Friberg and James Curran who pulled ahead into a 3&2win.
Andy Grimwood and Harry O’Shea had fallen back and were in a difficult position but put in some excellent play over the final holes only to lose out on the last hole.
Score after the foursomes was CAGU 1 Northants 3
The team was in a confident mood for the singles and were sure the match could be turned around. Over the early holes it appeared that they were correct as a number of the games had CAGU ahead. Unfortunately the accuracy of the Northants players began to tell and the tide began to turn. Harry O’Shea fought hard to the end but just failed on the 17th and Isaac Rowlands played spectacularly from being 5 down with 6 to play only to lose on the final hole – a brilliant effort.
Ollie Brunt demonstrated the powers of Houdini, playing superb recovery shots from position Z on a number of holes and earning a 2 &1 win, whilst George Whitehall and Andy Grimwood played steadily for their wins.
Singles result CAGU 3 Northants 5
Overall result CAGU 4 Northants 8