Seniors defeat Bowood - Just

Published: 12th June 2013

Over the last few weeks your correspondent has been challenged to ‘find the positives’ after some heavy defeats in Seniors’ matches. It is with some relief that today, he has set aside the thesaurus, the scotch and the diazepam because the old boys managed a home win, but only just, 4½ - 3½, against Bowood Park on Monday, 10 June. The hope is that it is not a false dawn. Captain Harry Gliddon confessed that he went home with a smile and a light heart, not only because of the victory, but more significantly, because those present laughed at his after-dinner joke ! The loins are now being seriously girded for the visit to China Fleet against whom they recently suffered the indignity of a home whitewash.

Harry Gliddon and John Radford       lost 2 & 1
Mike Kent and Richard Parsons         halved
John Baxter and Mike Maberly          won 4 & 3
Paul Godfrey and John Harbinson     lost 2 & 1
Dick Leivers and Derek Rushton       won 7 & 6
Terry Johns and Stuart Sandercock   won 2 & 1
Malcolm Knight and Nigel Thomas   won 6 & 4
Bill Comyn and Geoff Matthews       lost 5 & 4

Nearest The Pin: Malcolm Knight