Cheshire cruise to Counties win
CHESHIRE boosted their hopes of success in the Northern Counties League with one of their biggestever wins in the competition as they trounced Northumberland by 15-3 at The Tytherington Club who were great hosts both on and off the course.
Cheshire had opened their season with an exciting draw against Cumbria at Carlisle and they showed their intent of more success winning the morning foursomes by 4.5-1.5.
Picking up the points for Cheshire were James Newton (Prestbury) and Dominic Barnes (Caldy) 4/3, Lewis George (Delamere Forest) and Matthew Jordan (Royal Liverpool) 5/3, James McCormick (Styal) and Mike Harrington (Tytherington) one hole and Chris Harrison (Sandiway) and David Peel (Stockport) 3/1 with Sam Prince (Northenden) and Tom Dolan (Heswall) halving their match.
Cheshire had led by a similar margin in last season’s fixture but then let their lead slip and Chris Harrison’s team were determined that this would not be repeated in the afternoon singles.
James Newton opened with a half in a close game then Cheshire were on fire winning ten of the following 11 games with Heswall’s young star Tom Dolan having the biggest winning margin of 7/5.
The other winners were Jon Beesley (The Mere Resort) one hole, Dominic Barnes 3/2, Lewis George two holes, Chris Chilton (High Legh Park) 2/1, James McCormick 3/2, Chris Harrison 3/2, David Peel also 3/2, Michael Harrington 3/1 and Sam Prince 4/3.
Cheshire now look forward to their next crunch fixture in July Yorkshire at Ilkley.
Tytherington members played for a new Board competition – the Silk Salver – and it attracted a big field in the Stableford format.
The men’s competition was won by Andy Adshead with 42 points, the top lady was Eileen Jones 35 a score matched by the top junior Sam Brown.
Macclesfield ladies played for the Jubilee Cup and top of the shop was Joyce Riley with nett 76 from Jill Higgins 77.
The lowest gross was shared by Judy Mutter and Myra Clark with 97 and
against top of division two was Greeba Jones 83.
The monthly Stableford at Shrigley Hall had Peter Whitehurst leading in division one with 39 points from Charles Green 38 and in division two Neil Worthington led in with 39.
Styal seniors played a Yellow Tee Stableford and Eddie Austin led in with 40 points, two more than Geoff Beardsall and Brian Donohue.
Styal juniors again showed their class in an Away Day Stableford with Will Lucas winning a cpo on 39 points from Khalid Musa, one more than William Dodds.
●● Pictured with other current and former players and staff in the background all in pink are Sam Worthington, Lucy Snelson and Ben Tatton.