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Seniors’ matches update

The Seniors played successive matches against, and with, the Ladies on consecutive Mondays, 17th and 24th July. Unusually, the match against the Ladies was played with thirteen players in each team at the request of the Ladies. Due to miscommunication one of the men did not turn up so they only had 12 players. Thirteen proved to be an unlucky number for the Ladies as the Senior Men retained the Mallick-Holden Trophy.

The second match was a mixed match against Oakland Park. On paper Oakland seemed to have a strong team with their players’ handicaps averaging about four strokes lower than the Rickmansworth golfers. However home advantage more than levelled the playing field, particularly with Ricky’s tricky greens resulting in a 6-0 whitewash for Rickmansworth. Ricky saved the best to the end with the last pair out, Ann Paris and Syd Carter securing the biggest victory by 5 and 4.

Seniors defeated away, but still going well in Four Clubs Trophy

On Wednesday 13th July the Seniors played their fourth match in the Four Club Trophy at Little Hay under the captaincy of Tom Moore. It was a close match with all but one game being decided on either the 17th or 18th. While the score was an improvement on last year’s 2-4 defeat, Ricky still went down by 2½ to 3½. This leaves the Four Clubs League looking as though it may be heading for another tight finish between Ricky and Shendish Manor, at Shendish on September 5th. Little Hay have completed their fixtures and have six points, the same as Shendish who have just one game left against Ricky. We have two games left, home to Bushey CC who have four points the same as Ricky and the Shendish match. A win against Bushey of 4-2 or better would leave us needing just to tie against Shendish as we would win a tie-break with more individual matches won.

Big home win for Seniors!

Monday June 26th saw the Seniors pass the halfway stage of the season in terms of matches with a home game against Batchwood Hall. Having beaten Batchwood Hall away just three weeks previously, Ricky had every cause to be confident of the result. That confidence was not misplaced, not least because of the Ricky team’s ability to cope better with the lightning fast greens. The final score was Rickmansworth five and a half, Batchwood a half. Eric Erabadda deserves special mention having broken his run of three wins by five and four with an even better seven and six victory, aided and abetted on this occasion by Trevor Spencer. But even this was not the best win of the day. Steve Browning and Allan MacDonald had a crushing nine and seven win against a pair who had handicaps of thirteen and fourteen.

Seniors Match report – Tues 20 June – Bushey Country Club Away

‘Flaming June’ was an appropriate description for Tuesday 20th when Ricky Seniors took on Bushey Country Club at Bushey in the Four Clubs League. Ricky lost by two and a half to three and a half, a much better showing than last year’s 5-1 defeat. Though the overall result was quite close the individual match scores were quite widespread, with the biggest win and the biggest defeat both being by five and four. Discretion will spare the embarrassment of the big losers but the accolade of biggest winners goes to the pairing of Eric Erabadda and Syd Carter.

Seniors continue great form with home win

A hot and sunny Thursday June 15th saw Ricky Seniors take on the return match against Huntswood, quietly confident having beaten them away 4½ to 1½ early in May. The first two matches suggested it might be a bit tighter, both being settled on the 18th with a win for each side. But it turned out that Ricky’s confidence was well founded, taking all of the next four matches and saving the best until the last with Geoff Bull and David Griffin romping to the best win of the day six and five.

Seniors win at Batchwood Hall

For their fourth away match, Ricky Seniors travelled to St. Albans to play Batchwood Hall on Monday 5th June. Captain Frank Haines suffered a heavy defeat in the first match bringing fears of another whitewash as last year. These fears were unconfirmed with the next two matches coming in all square. Mike Mortlock and Eric Erabadda were next in with the best win of the day five and four. The last two pairs out also came home with wins, giving Ricky a 4-2 victory.

Seniors defeated in local derby

On a glorious summer’s day Tuesday 22nd May Ricky Seniors renewed their old rivalry with Haste Hill buoyed by having won the Shield match back in October. Things didn’t start too well with captain Frank Haines and his partner Ken Pragnell losing the first two holes. Steady play brought them back to all square on the 17th when a couple of outrageous strokes of luck and a rock steady downhill putt from Ken not only gave Ricky the lead but completely knocked the stuffing out of the opposition who lost the last hole too. But that was the last of the good news as Ricky lost the next two matches on the 18th green and the final three matches by ever greater margins to go down 1-5.

Seniors’ match report

The Seniors continued their defence of the Four Clubs Trophy on Tuesday 16th May with a home game against Shendish Manor. Bob Horton captained Ricky to a 4-2 victory, leading the team by example with a four and three victory ably abetted by John Jackson. Though it’s early days, Ricky now head the Four Clubs table with two wins from two matches.