On Saturday 4th May the CBL team took on the might of last season's divisional runners up, Richings Park, away on their home turf up near Heathrow Airport. Unfortunately Richings Park is still suffering the vagaries of the long hot summer last year and their "turf" is still under winter rules conditions. That said the course played well and the relief afforded to all players came in helpful.
Richings Park are a big club and have a long course which played even longer in the very windy conditions experienced on the day. The match was keenly fought throughout resulting in a 4:2 win for Richings Park. Our team put in an excellent performance with Vice Captain Craig Whitworth and Gentleman Jim Findlay once again securing a handsome victory by 3&2. Our Captain John Verrall and the Welsh Wizard Dean Herritty matched that with another 3&2 win over a fancied Richings Park pairing. Barry Woledge playing with Graham Enfield and debutant Cliff Pearce playing with Pete Major both lost their matches on the 18th hole so keenly fought to the very end. Bragging rights go to John Verrall who after two visits to Richings Park remains unbeaten!!
A good day as ever with the very hospitable Richings Park team who were great hosts on and off the golf course.
The next match is at Home to Shendish Manor on Saturday 18th May. This will be new territory as we have never met before in club matches.