The first of the league matches was against Oxfordshire at Henley Golf Club on 2 nd June 2019. As is our practice we fielded juniors and experienced 2nd team players.
Unfortunately, we found Oxfordshire fielded a few of their 1 st team (but eligible to play 2nd team), so we knew we were going to have a tough time against them.
The team: Jane Brackenbury (West Berks) Donna Hunt (East Berks) Cathy Jones (Reading) Claire Randall (Sonning) Charlie Keenan (Reading), Bell Kent (Mill Ride), Vicky Prietzel (Calcot)
The morning round is foursomes: It was a tough ask for the team, but they all managed to take the matches long into the game before losing them. The County Captain, Laura Webb joined the team to watch the afternoon singles.
The team we were up for the comeback and looked to turn the match around. Unfortunately, one of the team took ill on the course so had to concede their match. It was a shame as up until that moment, it had been close. The other 5 matches were all very close: Bella Hunt managed a half, there were wins for Jane and Charlie, but we just couldn’t get the other games across the line.
Therefore, an overall victory to Oxfordshire 6½ to 2½. I would like to thank the team for playing and putting up such a good fight against tough opposition.