Big wins for Hall teams

Caldecott Hall Seniors, playing at home, took on The Norfolk in the second round of the Barnard Trophy.In a very competitive, sporting match The Norfolk took an early lead.

Caldecott Hall Seniors, playing at home, took on The Norfolk in the second round of the Barnard Trophy.

In a very competitive, sporting match The Norfolk took an early lead. However, Caldecott - after defeating Eaton, the 2008 Barnard champions in the first round - began a spirited fightback.

Their opening pair of David Hansen and David Juler lost by one shot to Peter Pawley and Chris Hacon. Caldecott's second pair of Alan Read and Gerry Smalley then had a five-shots win over Graham Head and Eddie Page.

In the third game the home side's Brian Brister and Mike Payne had a one-shot win over David Whitehead and Gordon Hughes. The last game went to The Norfolk when Les Varney and Rick Halls defeated Barry Marjoram and Keith Townsend also by one shot, resulting in a Caldecott advance to the quarter-finals by just four shots.

Frank McLoughlin, the Seniors' non-playing captain, paid tribute to Peter Morris his Barnard Trophy organiser. He said that after such a close and exciting game it was a shame there had to be a loser and the results could have easily been reversed. He gave credit to both teams and said that The Norfolk should be very proud of both their players and fantastic supporters. Fourteen of The Norfolk's supporters joined the teams for a very enjoyable post match meal in the Caldecott clubhouse.

Terry Vertigan speaking on behalf of The Norfolk said the game had been played in a wonderful spirit. He congratulated Caldecott and wished them well in the next round. He thanked the catering manager, waitresses and bar staff and also sent his thanks to the kitchen staff and green keepers. He added that he had never seen the Caldecott course in better condition.

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Caldecott will play the next round of the competition on July 15 at home against Sheringham Golf Club.

Caldecott Hall achieved a memorable away win at Hunstanton.

Rauri Shand, Michael Papageorgio, Peter Clements, Alex Findlay, Chris Long, Terry Davies, Steve Shand and Keith Townsend won by seven holes.

While all the team played a part the mixture of youth and experience in Alex Findlay and Peter Clemence stole the honours, finishing an incredible nine up.

Thanks go to Caldecott shirt sponsors Ian Young Builders, Hunstanton dressed in a mixture of coloured shirts, shorts and trousers, seeing Caldecott Hall in matching shirts and black trousers looked slightly demoralised before the start as their captain said: “You look like a team.”

And they played like a team.

Next round, Sprowston away on July 19.