We have definitely had a slow start this year with the 3 Counties…Our Home match v Cricket St. Thomas in April only resulted in 3 points. It could have been 6…Tim and I are still smarting over losing when we had been 5 up. What woke our opposition up? Our game away at Folke at the beginning of the month still only resulted in one win. That was especially frustrating, as several went to the last hole and would have been good points to get.
Finally though, a good result to report! Yesterday we won 4:1 at home against Wincanton and won the Reserve match, so 14 points on the board. Thank you team…Tim and Roy, Dave and Will, Ray and Rachel, Steve and Becky, myself and Nigel, Mike Scoble and Sandra Basford. Special thanks to Roy Parmiter who stepped in at the last minute and thank you and well done to Will Bingham and Rachel Ewbank, who played for the first time. Nigel also had some firsts this game…first time he had worn his cricketer’s hat, first time he had been able to buy a drink on the course (really welcome!) and the first time he had had alcohol when playing. It may have been the cider loosener that got his ball 6 ins from a hole in one on the 17th…after we had lost our match. One of the opposition did not have such a good game. After the match, in a broad accent with Doombar in hand, he said he hadn’t been able to play his usual game. He had been constrained. He had snapped his pitching wedge in half on the 2nd, but worse, he had to watch what he said and could not disappear into the bushes at will as he had found he was playing with a vicar’s wife! Time for a second pint.
Our next match is next Saturday, 30th June, at Home against Cannington B, 13.00. Please sign on the sheet or contact me if you would like to have a game.