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First & Second Team Matches 2014

2nd Team v Warwicks 2014
The 2014 Bucks Second Team v Warwicks


2nd Team Friendly  v  Warwickshire - Tuesday 15th July 2014

Our team all arrived bright and early with no traffic problems on route. We were met and welcomed by the Warwickshire captain Rachel Rusted and her team; both teams enjoyed a pre-match breakfast of bacon rolls  & coffee, a lovely atmosphere prior to commencing the day’s matches.

The pairings & results from the morning foursome matches were: -

Denise Goodacre  & Chloe Li         won

Sue Verrall & Janette Phsyllides    lost

Liz Keens  & Lisa Allen                  halved


The course was playing long and the matches quite slow allowing us only 30 minutes for lunch and a re-charge of our batteries before continuing with the afternoon single matches.

The results for the afternoon matches were a fantastic win by all 6 of our players some match results close other saw big wins.

We won the match 7 -2

The course both long and challenging was in great condition, a fantastic opportunity for our girls to play this championship course on a glorious summers day. All the matches were played in great spirit and thoroughly enjoyed by every team member.

We finished our day with tea & cake before our long journeys home.

The team:-

Sue Verrall                    Thorney Park

Chloe Li                         Woburn

Liz Keens                       Gerrards Cross

Lisa Allen                       Gerrards Cross

Janette Phsyllides          Richings Park

Denise Goodacre            Lambourne


2nd Team Report - Tri-match at Frilford Heath GC 24th May 2014

This was the first year that the Counties in the Midlands South league had been split into two sub divisions. Bucks, Berks, and Oxford (South) would now compete in a 36 hole, one-day tri-match competition in place of the 5 league matches played in previous years.

Each match played would gain points for winning or halving a match. The team with the most points won on the day would go forward to play in a final against the winners of the Warwickshire, Northants, Worc & Hereford (North) group, the date for the final had been set for the 18th August and would be played at the Warwickshire GC.

It was an awful start to the day with torrential rain causing flooding on the roads and motorways, I had visions the matches would have to be abandoned.

It was encouraging to see everyone had arrived in both good time and good spirit and although there was some flooding on the greens it was decided that play would go ahead.

Our team consisted a mix of young girls to more experienced regular 2nd team players:-

Janette Phsyllides - Richings Park

Sue Verrall – Thorney Park

Rachel Goodwin -  Harleyford

Kerry Sumner -  Buckingham

Laura Odonell – Burnham Beeches

Lucy Mathews - Ellesborough

Holly Impey  - Mentmore (called in sick)

We played a mix of foursomes and single matches throughout the day. The morning results were Berkshire 4 points: Bucks 2 points: Oxfordshire 0.

The afternoon matches saw Berkshire continue their lead:-

Berks 3 points, Bucks 1½, Oxfordshire 1½.

The final results were: -

Berks 7 points

Bucks 3½

Oxon 1½

Our Ladies & Girls thoroughly enjoyed the day.  Good competitive golf and great team spirit were seen throughout the day. Out to support the team were Karen, Phillipa and Cathy.  The girls welcomed the sight of the red brigade following their matches throughout the day.                        

Both Berkshire and Oxfordshire teams had 1st team players in their squads whilst we were all 2nd team players.