2nd Team Home Match v Lincs

On a blistering hot Tuesday the 23rd July the second team played Lincolnshire at the Rufford Park Golf and Country Club. The course was in wonderful condition and the hospitality shown to us by Rufford Park was impeccable.

The morning foursomes got us off to a very good start as we won all three matches. Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood once again showed their reliability as a solid foursomes pairing. Also representing Notts in foursomes were the pairings of Jacey Peacock playing with Kristina Larazevic and Emma Anderson who played with Jan Hiken. Full of optimism we approached the afternoon singles, but of course Lincolnshire fought back hard! The afternoon session gained us 2 and a half points. The half point was gained by rookie Ava Waplington – we were all thrilled that she managed this on her debut. The other points were gained by Emma Anderson and Jacey Peacock. This gave us an overall and very pleasing result of 5½ to 3½. The half point may become very important as we lost our away match to Lincolnshire by 4 points to 5.

We had lots of lovely support on the day from family and friends which was very much appreciated, a special mention must go to Di Payne’s grandchildren - top notch supporters! Many thanks to the team that day of Emma Anderson, Jan Hiken, Kristina Larazevic, Jacey Peacock, Ava Waplington, Louise Wilding and Lizzie Wood, who all played very well in extremely trying conditions, without complaint. Di Payne played the absolutely vital role of keeping both teams hydrated!

NB Dear reader – there is no team picture this week, we were all as red as our shirts by the end of this match and didn’t fancy it!