A welcome win against Launceston on Monday 21st March, with obviously very little preparation, Captain of the Day Geoff Matthews welcomed our guests from Launceston to our home fixture. Despite the organisational issues, the day provided excellent conditions for the match with sunshine and light winds the order of the day.
Although a very close match our Captain, more than ably supported by his partner Bill Gowans managed to put the first point on the board for the home side. The early match results promised a really close run thing, with one halved and by the time the fourth match finished the score was close at 1 ½ to 2 ½ to the Old Saints but, sadly, for the visitors, they managed only one more point from the last four matches with Messrs Ramsbottom and Bower romping to a 6 and 5 victory.
So, after a shaky start in many respects, St Enodoc will take a 5 ½ - 2 ½ result forward to the away fixture. Having lost the famous Shield, awarded to the aggregate winners of both fixtures, by one point at Launceston last year, the Saints are in a strong position to bring the, now refurbished, trophy home in August. We look forward to the sight of the upgraded Shield with interest and will report hopefully on its return after the match at Launceston.