Leicestershire & RutlandGolf Union
The First Team were at Wellingborough and won the morning foursomes 3.5-0.5. In the afternoon Northamptonshire took the opening four singles matches but three victories in a row (from Joe Hack, Steve Sansome and Martin Anderson) was enough to give L&RGU the tie 6.5-5.5. Joe Hack won 7&5 in the morning and 7&6 in the afternoon to claim maximum points whilst Steve Sansome and Martin Anderson were unbeaten on the day.
The Second Team were at home, at Cosby, and also had a good victory in the morning foursomes but 3 points to 1. Again Northamptonshire fought back by taking 2.5 points out of the first 3 in the singles, but victories for Jack Malone (on debut), George Raitt and John Fairbrother as well as halves for Jack Merry and Chris Abbott split the singles 4-4 and gave L&RGU the match 7-5. Jack Malone and John Fairbrother won maximum points whilst Chris Abbott was unbeaten.
Well done to all of the players involved, a great start to the season.