3 Counties Report - Long Sutton v Cricket St. Thomas 7.5.17
3 Counties Report - Long Sutton v Cricket St. Thomas 7.5.17 – Despite my (actually) being early at the Club to sort the match, turmoil before the off, as Cricket were only able to field 10 players, instead of 10 for the match and 2 for the Reserve Trophy. Time was slipping by fast with worry over how to interpret the League’s Rule 5. Turns out it is a muddled way of saying that at least one player has to be in the Trophy game, unless there are only five players and as the League has now cancelled aggregate order, a single player can go in any slot…so we made the right decision, more by luck than judgement: a singleton went off first and a singleton in the Trophy slot, but then Denise back with card querying shots given. Angela back with card querying shots given. From Ray “I don’t know why you give Gill the job of working out shots with her number ability.” Patience… We got there in the end with just a few more grey hairs for me. Both teams enjoyed the course, the sun and the carvery meal and Long Sutton came out well in the results with a 4:1 win, gaining 14 points for the match and the Trophy points, versus Cricket St. Thomas’s 4. Thank you team! Tim, Nigel, John Thomas and John Pearson, Angela and Dave, Denise and Richard, Sandra and Sean, Ray and myself.
Our next match will be on Saturday, 20th May at Wheathill. First tee 11.00.
3 Counties March v Yeovil, 22nd April, 2017 – A good start to the season for Long Sutton.
3 Counties March v Yeovil, 22nd April, 2017 – A good start to the season for Long Sutton. Thank you to Valerie and John, Angela and Dave, Sarah and Steve, Ray, Caroline and Tim and Sean and Sandra. Together you brought in a very pleasing 14 points, versus 4 to Yeovil. Sean and Sandra also won the Steve Harris Trophy game. The weather could not have been better for it and the course looked amazing. A good day all round. Our next match is on a Sunday this time…Sunday, 7th May, at home to Cricket St. Thomas. This will be a toughie! Sign up on the sheet in the corridor. Gill
3C Knockout WINNERS!!
3 Counties Winter Knockout Final, 11th March, 2017 – The picture says it all. We won! Fantastic. What a team. I did admit in the clubhouse afterwards that I had had my doubts, once Cricket St. Thomas was agreed as the venue: it is not an easy course in winter conditions, but luckily, today, the wind was not too much of a factor. The score was 1 to Folke, (won on the 19th) and 4 to Long Sutton.
The team on the day consisted of Tim and Caroline, Sarah and Steve, Angela and Dave, myself with Nigel and last but not least, John Pearson and Sean.
That was our last winter match, now we turn to the Summer League. 6 Pairs will be needed to play 4BBB matchplay. Match dates for your diary. Please sign the sheets in the corridor.
Saturday, 22nd April Home v Yeovil
Sunday, 7th May Home v Cricket St. Thomas
Saturday, 20th May Away v Wheathill B
Sunday, 18th June Home v Cannington Bears
Saturday, 1st July Away v Cricket St. Thomas
Saturday 15th July, away v Cannington Bears
Saturday, 9th September, Home v Wheathill B
Saturday, 16th September, Away v Yeovil
Final round of 3 Counties Winter Salva
Final round of 3 Counties Winter Salva – I am going to set the scene (and make my excuses). We had a glorious start for the final round at Folke on Saturday, 4th October...weatherwise that is. You can see how keen and relaxed Caroline and Angela were in the sunshine before teeing off. I said, ‘We have played this in snow in March before now’ and Caroline said, ‘It’s not going to snow today’, but what was in store for us?…icy cold rainstorms sweeping across the course, at least a two club wind as the storm swept through and greens summer fast, like silk! (a credit to the lone greenkeeper, Andy), but how do we play on them? I was so cold I could not feel my fingers, despite a heat pack in each pocket and one up each sleeve. One minute we had clubbed up short in the wind and the next our ball was leaping with gay abandon to freedom, the other side of the green!
Excuses made – Folke were in total control, played out of their skins and galloped further ahead in the lead. We started second, 17 points behind them and finished 69 points behind! Luckily at the start of the round we had a good lead ahead of Wincanton and Cannington and managed to retain second place, Wincanton and Cannington staying third and fourth.
Thanks to the whole team – Nigel, Dave, Angela, Caroline, John Pearson, Valerie and John, Sean and Tim. Special thanks to Denise Tomblin who felt unwell the whole way round but carried on and our star of the day, Steve Uzzell, who played like a Folke man and brought in our highest score, 31 points! Thank you to everyone else who contributed over the four rounds to our Runners Up result...John Blackwell, Ray, Sandra Ford, Franco, John Jeanes and Steve Cousins. We certainly had some fun along the way.
Winter Salva at Long Sutton Sun. 19th Feb. 2017 ~ Report
Winter Salva at Long Sutton Sun. 19th Feb. 2017
The day went well: no rain…and delicious steak and ale pie after. A winner! Thank you Roger. As for the golf and the chat…the usual. I heard ‘You’ve got the wrong bag. You’ve forgotten your clubs!’ from Sean, as I arrived for the tee-off with a rather large handbag. At least I was teeing off further down the order...with fewer people to watch. For those at the beginning with a 40 plus audience it must be really intimidating. Our first is not the wide open space the other clubs are used to. Ball after ball went left, down into the trees and when Derek, the Folke Captain, skied his drive a roar went up from his playing partners. You could almost hear the silent prayers: ‘Please don’t let that be me!’ This would only be one shot though. There were plenty of brilliant ones as well. I saw one Folke man put his ball feet from the pin on the 6th and yet he was only half way to the ladies tee on the 16th. I know…that’s a bus drive from the men’s tee, so some could count it a good shot, but still, it seemed to typify the day: in the trees one minute and inches from a hole-in-one the next. The highest score was from Ray Cavill (Wincanton) 34 points. The highest score at Cannington had been 38 points and 37 at Wincanton.
On the day, Long Sutton scored 282, Folke 280, Cannington 272 and Wincanton 252. This gave totals after 3 rounds - Folke 897, Long Sutton 880, Wincanton 856 and Cannington 835. At the start of the day we were lying third, 19 points behind Folke, and we ended the day lying second, 17 points behind Folke. The Final will be at Folke on Saturday, 4th March. Please sign the sheet in the corridor if you would like to play that day. Can we close the gap? I know we will give it a good try!
Thank you to all the team, Nigel, Denise (our highest scorer with 33 points), Angela and Dave, Caroline Hunter, Sean, Tim, John Pearson, Sarah and Steve and last, but not least, John Blackwell. Much appreciated John. Thank you.
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