Posted on behalf of Team Captain Mainwaring, I mean Captain Graham Adams
Originals 9 SMUGS 7
A hard fought victory against SMUGS helps the Originals to equal first place in the league to Bobs Bashers at the half way stage of the team phase (Bob’s having beaten Early Birds already), although Early Birds and SMUGS have still to play their second game so we are not counting our chickens just yet – but they will have to win well to match us.
Matt and Rob, Brian C and JC, plus Peter and Dom ensured a great start to go 3-1 up in the pairs matches, but losing the first 2 singles games left the match evenly balanced at 3-3, so it was all down to the last set of singles.
Graham L playing Tom Austin was a tough call, but we don’t call him CC for nothing and he quickly amassed a 4 shot lead. Tom’s day was made even more difficult when he had a call from home asking him to come home quickly as his wife’s grandmother had died. CC duly helped his early exit. Condolences to your family Tom from all us.
Simon went 3 –up only for Clive Heard to drag it all back. On the 17th Simon was one up, so a half was his worse out come and he had an extra shot on the 18th.
Clive made the green in 2 but was a good 25 foot from the pin, Simon sensibly had laid up and an excellent approach shot left him with 10 foot for an out-right win. Clive made his putt, outstanding given the holes location, Simon missed, so the game was halved. A truly great game and match, well done everybody from both teams.
So nearly a 10-6 win, but now its time to bash up Bobs Bashers – 31st Jan 2016 remember the date!