Sidmouth team wins well against Crediton – but does the success create a work problem for one of the team?


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The national Annodata Matchplay regional draw was again kind to Sidmouth and offered a home draw against Downes Crediton in the second round, writes Hugh Dorliac.

Crediton sent a team of mid handicappers, who all received a few shots.

Mark Thomas, for Sidmouth, led the way at high speed and trailed for much of the game, but came through on the 17th.

Neil Holland followed and with a magnificent display was many under par and five up at one stage.

However, his opponent rallied to take the game to the final hole where the club’s number one player delivered a point to double the Sidmouth lead.

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David Pepperell was another engaged in a high quality battle in match three, but David is a tough man to shrug off in such an environment and he also came through on the 16th.

Team captain Jonathan Lee was fortunate in being matched up against an opponent struggling to come to terms with the intricacies of the Sidmouth course after a dry spell and won comfortably by six-and-five.

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Lewis White was saved as anchor man in case the match was close and was cleverly matched by the Crediton captain against his work boss!

Lewis was three down at one stage and understandably fearing that he could be the subject of much ‘mickey taking’ both at the club and at work.

However, Lewis is a quality player these days and took the game to the final hole where his opponent/boss slipped up and allowed Lewis to close out the match and complete a rather flattering 5-0 whitewash.

Many thanks to the gentlemen of Crediton and it is hoped the draw might be kind again to Sidmouth in a few days’ time.

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