Match Reports

Clapham Common Shield 2014

1st round v. Thorney Park B

The team had been carefully selected for the first round tie of the Clapham Common competition. Pairings of Ian Brown/Ashley Pearce and Denis Curran/Graham Davies at home and Danny Simmonds/Graham Farmer and Dave Miles/Mick Rogers making the journey to Thorney Park. Both our travelling pairs produced fine performances to score 35 and 37 points respectively, equaling the points of the hosts and setting us up with a great chance. Ian and Ash didn’t quite get the points rolling and were shaded out by a point but Denis and Graham steered us home to victory in their match 38-32, leaving the final score 141-136. Haste Hill are our opponents in the next round, I wish Danny and his team well.

2nd round v. Haste Hill A

Rickmansworth’s Clapham Common Team progressed to the semi-finals today after a good win versus local rivals Haste Hill. In very warm conditions, both the Ricky teams coped well with the conditions presented and managed a fine win by 148 – 128 points, in the greensomes format.

At home, our pairs of Dave Miles & Mick Rogers and Ian Lewis & Ashley Pearce scored very well to open up a big lead. The away team of Danny Simmonds & Dave Watson and Ben Plumridge & Graham Farmer also wracked up good scores on the quick Haste Hill greens.

Well done to all who represented our Club again as we look forward to a meeting with Ruislip in the semi final.

Hawtree Trophy 2014

On a beautiful sunny day the Ricky team played in the mixed greensomes Hawtree Trophy against Huntswood. Pairings of Roy Prue and Mary Harris and Tom Moore and Sherril Bryden playing the away leg and Stefan Kunka with in-form Pat Ladd and Danny Simmonds and Joan McLaughlin in the home leg.

All the matches were close, a slight away deficit equalled by the home result leaving the match level at 127 – 127 points. The mathematicians set to work and sadly for Ricky the team were beaten 70-65 on a nine hole count back. Lets hope for better arithmetic next year.