Our first league match of 2019 was at home to Wheathill and went really well.
My first match as captain started by presenting a bouquet of flowers and thank you card to Gill Edwards for all the hard work and commitment to Long Sutton Three Counties League over a period of 9years!!!! Think she should have had a medal!!.
Brunch was enjoyed by all before our match. Big thanks to Chef Andy and his team in the kitchen and also to Leah for topping up our tea and checking in on us - all of which was probably a pain as everyone was busy preparing for a wedding in the afternoon.
We were lucky with the weather - the sun shone on us all day and I must say the course is looking great after the winter months.
Two big changes to note for this year.
The “reserves”( Joe Harring Trophy) : In the past, named players were chosen for this trophy beforehand which sometimes made you feel you were not part of the main team. This year names are drawn by the away captain before the match and kept secret until the results are given out. It appeared to work for us with everyone asking after the match, “ who were the players in this trophy?”. Secondly all six games now count towards the final score.
Angela and Dave won 3/2, Brian and Nigel unfortunately lost, Ann and Guy won 5/4, Sandra and Gill won 3/2, Steve and Becky won 5/4,
Caroline and Tim (Joy Harring Trophy) won 3/2.
Total points Long Sutton 17- Wheathill 4
I was very proud of our team abd received an email on the Sunday after the match from the Wheathill captain which read “ great day yesterday regards the fact our team came second. You and your team made us very welcome and I sincerely hope when you visit us I can make you and your team as welcome”.
Next match April 27th home to Folke.
If you would like to play in the three counties, please let me know or add your name to the list in the corridor.