Sidmouth B say goodbye to the Jurassic Cup for the next 12 months

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Sidmouth B team suffered defeat at Axe Cliff which resulted in The Jurassic Cup leaving Sidmouth and winging its way over to the Axe Cliff clubhouse where it will stay for the next 12 months, writes John Barnard.

Starting with a four-and-a-half to one-and-a-half lead from the first leg at Sidmouth, the visiting side were in buoyant mood. However, that soon changed as the results came in!

First up, Mike Dommett and Harrison Jones went down two-and-one after a very close encounter, played in excellent spirit.

Second home were Colin Macklin and Bob Welsman, who had succumbed to a three-and-two reversal.

Next were Allan Malcolm and Paul Renken, they too had gone down three-and-two.

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Dan Churchill and Steve Channing then produced at glint of hope with a match halved, but sadly they were followed in by Brian Leach and Jeremy Holden, who had suffered a two up reversal.

This all meant that Sidmouth needed a point on the last match to claim a winning draw overall (and therefore retain the cup).

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Sadly for Sidmouth, Sean Murphy and Keith Newton returned with their matched halved giving the home team an overall win by six-and-a-half to five-and-a-half, and therefore becoming the custodians of the Jurassic cup for the next 12 months.

All involved thoroughly enjoyed the day with some very good golf being played.

The weather remained fine and the Axe Cliff course was in very good condition.

The match was followed by a superb meal provided by the home team and all looked forward to the two-legged battle next year!

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