Friendly Match v Derbyshire at Burton on Trent – 10th May 2018

At last we are up and running in the new 2018 season with the friendly match against Derbyshire at a very pleasant and well prepared course considering the adverse weather these past 3 months. New boys Richard Norton (Beverley) and Craig Brown (Middlesbrough) soon learnt how competitive these matches are when the lost the first game by 2 holes.

Things started to look up when Andy Whitworth (Bradley Hall) and another new member of the team, Jim Fairhurst (Bradley Hall), won the second game 4/3 with Marshall Newman (Wike) and Keith Hamilton (Doncaster) following suite with a 4/3 win to take a 2/1 match lead. Alas the remaining 3 games were won by Derbyshire who went in to lunch with a 4/2 lead.

However the team rallied in the afternoon with Norton and Brown winning the first game to level the match but Whitworth and Fairhurst losing the second match.Newman and and Yorkshire securing 9 points to finish winners by 11/7 which was a very pleasing start to the season.

Result