Success in store for John Lewis
to play a few more opens around the area to see if I can keep my good form going.”
Osborn was also in good form, taking top spot in the 55-62 age group with 39 points. Terry Lacey grabbed the honours in the 62-69 group while John Kirkman came out on top in the 70 plus section also with 39 points.
CAMBRIDGESHIRE county star Jody Greenall from Elton Furze is predicting a tight scrap when Anglian League hostilities resume at Ely this weekend.
After opening their campaign with a 7-5 defeat away to defending champions Lincolnshire, Greenall and his team-mates are gearing up to face local rivals Northants on Sunday.
And while in recent seasons Cambridgeshire have had the edge in the derby clash, things may not be so clear cut this time round.
Greenall said: “We did very well at Lincolnshire and I am confident that not many teams will push them as hard, especially when they have their international players out.
“And I am pretty sure it will be very tough when we play Northants at home on Sunday. They have a lot of quality youngsters coming through like Ryan Evans and Lewis White so we will have to be at our best if we want to pick up our first win.”
Cambridgeshire - runners-up in the Anglian League last season - have enjoyed a far from smooth run-up to the competition, however.
A player revolt that followed the dropping of Elton Furze man and top Anglian League point scorer last season, Adam Pike, led to the departure of captain Craig Russell but the team appears to have at last begun to settle down.
“Adam was told he was not playing which myself and a few players did not agree with and that has not helped us,” he added.
“Steve Jarvis has now taken over as skipper but sadly Adam has other commitments now after being dropped so we will have to manage without him for the rest of the county season.”
Peterborouigh Milton’s Neil Presto will be in the Northants side at the weekend.
GREETHAM Valley’s top lady player, Sophie Beardsall, is also preparing to resume county duties in the next few days.
The scratch star has been picked to play for Lincolnshire in the Midland Counties Inter County Week which starts on Monday at Kenwick Park Golf Club.
The Lincolnshire ladies won the event last year to qualify for the national finals but to repeat the feat they must overcome Staffordshire, Leicesetershire and Rutland, Shropshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over five days of intense competition.
WELL DONE: Toft Senior Open winner John Lewis (right) receives his prize from the club’s seniors captain Terry Lacey.