ESSEX COUNTY TEAM v CAMBRIDGESHIRE Sunday 25th March 2018
After a cold off season , the Beast from the East abated somewhat to allow the 2018 opening match between Essex county side and Cambridgeshire to take place at Stoke by Nayland Golf and spa.
Although a friendly, this match is played for the David Hall Trophy, and is a strong link binding the two counties bringing fierce competition.
Essex selected a very strong side which became apparent as the morning foursomes progressed. At one point looking as though a 6 nil whitewash was on the cards. However some spirited golf by Cambridgeshire turned this around somewhat and the lunchtime saw Essex leading by 4 ½ points to 1 ½ a score which flattered the home side.
The afternoon singles however were a different matter with Essex coming out of the block showing no mercy. With only 1 ½ points out of the 12 available going to the away side, Essex romped to a total win of 15 points to 3.
Special mention to new cap Ben Tobin (Basildon) winning both morning and afternoon.
A warm welcome to Marian Hall and her sons at this annual get together, and for presenting the David Hall Trophy to Andy May the Essex County Captain.
Thanks to Stoke by Nayland hotel and Spa for their excellent hospitality
The Essex team was:-
Andy May ( County Captain) and Ricky Lee – Boyce Hill. Brandon Meads, Michael Gilbert, Arron Edwards-Hill and Ali Plumb – Chelmsford. Ben Tobin – Basildon. Will Boniface – Five Lakes. Curtis Knipes and Jamie Richards – Abridge. Lukas Warren – Thorndon Park.
Phil Hulse County Team Manager