Mixed match vs Royal North Devon

Published: 1st August 2016
Royal North Devon Ladies Captain Gro Lomas with Captain of the Day Keith Willmott
Royal North Devon Ladies Captain Gro Lomas with Captain of the Day Keith Willmott

James Joyce once wrote of "a day of dappled seaborn clouds". Yesterday was such a day together with what the weather man calls sunny periods and light breezes. The Camel Estuary was at it's very finest azure blue as the tide turned. All this of course organised by Captain of the Day Keith Willmott for the benefit of our friends and visitors from the Northam Burrows.

Niblick has done a little research on this fixture and cannot find record in the website archives of a recent defeat either at home or away, certainly not since 2011 anyway. And so it was with confident tread that Keith's team took to the links no doubt anticipating another win on home turf. The list below will show that this confidence was somewhat mis-placed as RND sneaked home by one match point and a well deserved victory.

  • Penny Cartwright & Norman Evans beat Gro Lomas & John Garrett
  • Barbara & Paddy Graham lost to Ange & Dave Harman
  • Beth & David Elliott lost to Denise Evans & Andy Hood
  • Meg & Keith Godfrey beat Sam & Pat Bowry
  • Marie & Pat Bradbury lost to Ruth & Jeremy Horn
  • Tamsin & Richard Blake beat Tania & Keith Wickham
  • Sarah & Stuart Sandercock lost to Alex Guy & Geoff Sykes
  • Barbara & Keith Willmott beat Jan Hurst & John Corry
  • Jane & Peter Bendall lost to Sarah & Pete Hocking
  • Trudy & Roger Tremain lost to Sheila & Hugh Bone
  • Maggie & Ian Day beat Brenda & George Fenton