Sidmouth seniors see off Cricket St Thomas

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Having won away at Cricket St Thomas earlier in the season, Sidmouth seniors were looking forward to a similar result at home and were fielding a formidable team, writes Chris Grubb.

Leading off were Hugh Dorliac and Roy Smith, a new partnership, who, despite going two behind it became a very tight match with the home pairing finally taking the game two-and-one on the 17th.

Chris Grubb and John Sanders followed and were never behind, running out comfortable three-and-two winners.

Solid match player Brian Cole partnered John Serle into an early lead, the visitors fighting back though and the game ended in a hard fought draw.

John Anderson and John Hicks struggled gamely to the 17th, but ultimately lost two-and-one to a very strong pairing from the visitors. Roger Bawden and John White found themselves up against it and were soon four holes down gradually getting back into the game with some solid play, including a two on the fifteenth by White, but sadly lost by one hole by the end.

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Last out were Phil Spencer and Bruce Harcourt, with Spencer watching in admiration, as his partner took control, holing out some magnificent long putts, to run out comprehensive winners five-and-four winners and thus securing an overall three-and-a-half to two-and-a-half win for Sidmouth seniors.

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