10 players represented Buckinghamshire at CMW 2023:
Ella Butteriss (Beaconsfield), Georgia Lloyd (Buckingham), Megan Dennis (Woburn), Alice Kozlowski (Ellesborough), Olivia Lee (Gerrards Cross), Lulu Leetham (Buckingham), Ellie Lichtenhein (The Buckinghamshire), Grace Rigby-Walden (Gerrards Cross), Lily Robinson (Buckingham), Roisin Scanlon (Woburn).
We were greeted by a sun-drenched links style course that presented in excellent condition. A combination of white/yellow and red tees provided a good challenge combing drivable short holes, with those requiring strategic placing off the tee and allowing for the occasional use of 'boom boom' driver for maximum distance. We started the week with two convincing 5:0 victories over Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Tuesday morning brought thunderstorms and flooding but the green staff worked tirelessly to enable us to start with just a 15 minute delay. Our morning match versus Warwickshire was nip and tuck for a while before we managed to turn around a few crucial matches to win 4:1. The afternoon match was also a great test, but our Women pulled through for another convincing 4:1 victory over Northamptonshire.
That left us with 8 points from 4 matches, with Worcestershire & Herefordshire just 1 point behind. So it was still all to play for on Wednesday morning - with Bucks requiring at least a halved match to win for the 10th time in a row.
For a long while all the matches flowed between 1up/All Square/1 down, but then W&H got the upper hand in our first two Foursomes and Won 2&1 and 5&4 respectively. This left us with no other option than to bring in the three Singles Matches for an outright victory. Megan Dennis had been in control of her match pretty much from the start but only ever 1 or 2up. She held her nerve and when she teed it up on 18th tee she was 1 up with 1 to go. Meanwhile Olivia Lee had edged ahead in the middle match and won her match 3&2. That left Ella Butteriss under pressure to bring in her slender lead in the anchor game and she finished with a solid par on 17th green to win 3&2 over Olivia Williams. Megan duly holed her par putt on 18 to with by 2up and thus securing the outright victory for Buckinghamshire.
We are all absolutely delighted that the Doris Abraham Trophy is coming home again!
A HUGE thank you to all our Spectators, supporters and caddies, too many to name them all here. It was wonderful to see the fairways lined by red shirts!
BUCKS WIN COUNTY MATCH WEEK
Bucks win all 5 matches and a report can be found here.
For full scores please see the Warwickshire Golf web site .
There is also an article about our success here.
Bucks won County Match Week at Northampton, winning all 5 matches.
The final table can be seen here.
There is also a report on golfnews24.