Sidmouth B retain Jurassic Cup

Sidmouth B team who retaiend the Jurassic Cup with a two-leg victory over Axe Cliff

Sidmouth B team who retaiend the Jurassic Cup with a two-leg victory over Axe Cliff - Credit: Archant

On Saturday, the Sidmouth B team visited Axe Cliff Golf and Country Club for the second leg of the Jurassic Cup, writes John Barnard.

Sidmouth B captain Colin Macklin (left) is presented with the Jurassic Cup after his team retained t

Sidmouth B captain Colin Macklin (left) is presented with the Jurassic Cup after his team retained the cup over two legs against Axe Cliff - Credit: Archant

They travelled holding a 6-0 lead from the home leg.

Captain Colin Macklin felt confident that the team could pick up at least a half from one of the six matches, particularly as Sidmouth are the current holders and would retain the cup in the event of a draw.

Unfortunately, on the day the weather intervened!

Although starting in bright sunshine, as the rounds wore on there were rumbles of thunder, the sky got darker and when lightening was seen it was decided that everyone needed to get off the course on safety grounds.


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After discussion, it was decided to let the result stand on the basis of the matches at the time so as Axe Clff were leading four-and-a-half to one-and-a-half. This gave Sidmouth an overall seven-and-a-half to four-and-a-half victory and so the cup was retained.

Of course, officially the match was abandoned so the B Team still retain their unbeaten record and look in fine form for the East Devon Trophy, to be played at Axe Cliff in a month’s time. As captain Colin said: “We may have been down in four matches but we were coming back!”

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