The County A team took on Norfolk in their latest round of Anglia league matches at Gog Magog GC. In the opening foursomes Rawsthorne and Morris took an early lead for Norfolk against a below par Ed Dimambro and Craig Thorburn and won 3&2. In the second match Tom Rogers and Luke Ryan carried on their winning ways from Northamptonshire and won 2&1, without really getting out of second gear against Baker and Carding. Next up for Cambridgeshire Kevin Taylor and Paul Hodgkin took on Clark and Bates and lost 2&1.In the final match Toby Crisp and Owen Davies out gunned Nudd and Baker and won 4&3. At lunch the score was 2-2.
In the opening singles Ryan played Bates and lost 5&3 even though Ryan was under par. Rawsthorne disposed of a fighting Hodgkin 2 up. Playing three, Toby Crisp, who has been in invincible form all year produced another iconic display to
win 4&3. Four birdies shot and 3 under par was enough in this round of matches.
Being off form in the morning foursomes, Captain Ed Dimambro, spent most of the lunchtime on the practice ground to rectify his swing issues. This worked well and he showed a true captains role in destroying Carding 7&6, shooting 5 birdies during the round.
Tom Rogers started his round with a chip in eagle on the first and was 4 under par through 6 holes. He eventually ran out winner by 3&2. Clark was well under par in beating Taylor, who himself was well under, by 3&1.
With the match going for a nail biting finish, Owen Davies won at the back 4&3. Davies was 2 down through 2 holes, but finished 3 under par and putted well to seal out the win. It was now left to Craig Thorburn to bring home the win. Craig who was in imperious form, launching his irons into orbit was 2 down through 7 holes. However with 5 birdies, the Ramsey scratch player stiffed an iron to 2 ft on the 16th hole to give Cambridgeshire a thrilling victory. The single score was 5-3 to the home side and Cambridgeshire won 7-5.
An ecstatic team manager Graham Goodman said “What the county side showed today is what the county has been about this year….impressive golf delivered in a never say die attitude. We are now developing a stable singles order with a number of players playing high class golf which bodes well for the important games ahead.”