On a bitingly cold winter’s day we were unfortunately beaten by Mapledurham 3 – 1. The only ray of sunshine was that of Patrick Griffin and Andy Skelly who managed to win their match 4 & 3. This means that we cannot even achieve runner-up status this year, so better luck next year when we join the Nonsuch league with, guess who, West Berks, Calcot Park, Oak Park and Weybrook Park.
We arrived at W Berks with high hopes of catching them up at the head of the Blenheim League. However, it was not to be, with W Berks beating us 3 games to 1. All the pairs put up valiant efforts but W Berks are just too good on home soil and are understandably top of our league. We hope for better things in our home match against Mapledurham on the 5th February.
Watch this space – the matches for next year are being compiled and will soon be on line
After 2 successive draws the Seniors had a good 3-1 win in the M4 league against a strong side from Goring and Streatley. Dave Lawson stepped in as Captain for the day with the usual accompanied success, thanks Dave.
This will be the last time we play them in the foreseeable future and I suspect they’ll be glad to see the back of us after we had the better of the four fixtures against them this year (two in the summer friendlies).
We now take a well-deserved rest till the next bout of fixtures which commence in January.
On Friday the Seniors held their end of summer awards day. This started with a 10 a side ‘Ryder Cup’ style match between the Captains team and the Crew ( captained by the vice captain).
For the first time in history The Captain’s team won and received the coveted Captain v Crew Trophy.
Dave Williams won the nearest the pin on the 5th, and Roger Rapley won the nearest the pin in 2 on the 18th.
We celebrated with drinks and a meal followed by presentations of the trophies.
Peter Drummond received the Top Gun award for best performance in inter club matches during the summer. He had the amazing achievement of winning 9 of his 11 matches. Really well done Peter!
Tim Brunsden won the Seniors Stalwart Cup for playing in the most matches during the season, amassing a stunning total of 24 matches coupled with a terrific success rate of 69%!
Roger Rapley was the unfortunate recipient of the PPP plate. This stands for poor partner picking since all games are played in pairs!
Many thanks to all the Seniors who played for us this summer.