The Princes Risborough CBL team continued their impressive home record in the Chiltern Breakfast League with a hard fought 3.5 : 2.5 win against Shendish Manor on Saturday 18th May. This was the first ever match between the two clubs as Shendish Manor have only joined the league in the past 3 years and up to now have been in other divisions to Princes Risborough. They are determined to do well and sent a strong team over to challenge "fortress" Risborough.
The match was very much one of two halves and , most unusually, three matches were halved on the day! Neil Martin/ Steve Sargeant, Jim Findlay/Craig Whitworth and Richard Aldridge/Dave MacKenzie all played their matches to the very end to secure their vital half points. In the other three matches, well they all finished "early" with outstanding wins for the Captain John Verrall playing with Dean Herritty 6&4, and Richard Bennett playing with Steve Wagerfield 4&3. On the other hand, Cliff Pearce and Pete Major were on the wrong end of the result in their match against the father and son Tarbox family!
This was an excellent win and a good day was had by all despite the early rain. Richard Aldridge secured the first ever competitive match birdie on the redesigned 14th hole, whilst Jim Findlay and vice Captain Craig Whitworth continue their unbeaten pairs run this season."
The food and beverages were superb and well received and the course was in excellent condition and played very well. Thank you to all Management and Staff involved in making our day a special one.
That's it. The next matches are 08 and 15 June both at home.