Cambridgeshire Boys Under-18s team clinched the East Midlands League title for the first time in their history after completing a perfect season with a 8½-6½ victory against Northamptonshire at St. Ives GC.
With wins against Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Lincolnshire already under their belts from earlier in the campaign, Cambridgeshire made a surprisingly slow start in the morning foursomes. Owen Meeds and Alfie Guy-Pinkney took the opening tie on the 18th hole, but a 3&1 win from George Whitehall and Harry O’Shea was the only other home success as the hosts trailed 3-2 going into the afternoon. Needing early singles points to regain momentum, Cambridgeshire’s decision to send out the four successful players in the opening four ties paid dividends as they all recorded victories.
Competing against an on form Northamptonshire side, who won their Anglian League Semi Final earlier in the week, was never going to be easy however, as the visitors quickly levelled the overall match score by taking the next three games. But Cambridgeshire weren’t to be denied as Hugh Myers secured a half, Cameron Nixon added a 3&2 win, before Jake Plumb clinched the team glory with victory on the 16th hole.