Sidmouth seniors slip to defeat at Crediton


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Sidmouth seniors’ vice-captain, Bruce Harcourt, led the seniors in their match at Crediton, writes Chris Grubb.

The match was the first leg of a two-leg affair with the other meeting set to take place at Sidmouth in September.

Harcourt partnered Nigel Sharp in the opening contest and the pair played well until the 15th hole when the sequence of matching the Crediton pair came to an end, losing the next two holes and eventually losing their match three-and-two.

Next out were Ken Rothwell and David Stone, and, by the 14th, were one up. However, they were pegged back on the three difficult holes of 15, 16 and 17, but still managed to bag a credible half.

The next pairing of Doug Goodall and club captain Ray Gunston fell to a similar fate, but again managed a very good half.

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The fourth pair out were Glyn Hewitt and Colin Paddon, but they didn’t get to progress beyond the 15th against an in-form pair from Crediton, eventually losing four-and-three.

John Bainbridge and Les Pratt did play well through to 17, only to fall at the last two holes to go down by two.

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The final Sidmouth pair out were Charles Brown and Brian LeMasurier and they played well all the way to the 18th only to lose on the last and go down by one.

That all left the final score as Crediton five to the one for Sidmouth.

That score line does not reflect some good play by the Sidmouth team who will now be looking for a reversal of fortunes in the home leg next month.

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