Sidmouth seniors see off Crediton challenge

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Sidmouth seniors took on the seniors of Downes Crediton at Sidmouth, writes Chris Grubb.

Bruce Harcourt and Nigel Sharp lead the home team out and took an early lead. Despite a fight back by Crediton after going four down to recover to two down, the home duo managed to be four up at the turn.

The visitors then found some outstanding form which looked for a couple of holes as if they would level the match, but Harcourt and Sharp dug deep and found what was required to win the match on the 16th, four-and-two.

The second Sidmouth pairing of Phil Spenser and Ken Price had a much closer match and were only one up at the 17th, but then managed to take the 18th to go two up and win the match!

The third team out, Paul Blay and Dave Stone, were taught a lesson on how to play Sidmouth by former members, the Enright brothers, who were just too sharp for the home players who lost five-and-four.


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Next out was the veteran pairing of Colin Mitchell and Graham Vincent and they put in a fine performance, fighting off a spirited pairing from Crediton before securing a three-and-two victory.

The fifth game was the closest of the afternoon, with Les Pratt and John Bainbridge taking an early lead of two only to then find themselves two down by the eighth!

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However, the match was then all square at the 10th from where the two pairs matched one another through to the 18th where John Bainbridge stole a win for Sidmouth with a fine par.

Last out were David Cowler and Vernon Ruffle.

David had to give shots to all the other players and unfortunately the Crediton pairing used their shots very well and won the match by two-and-one.

Overall the result was a 4-2 win for Sidmouth.

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