2019 Match Report:
Repton 4.5 Uppingham 3.5
The first fixture of 2019 was a close run thing.
The Uppinghamians were clearly intent on a much needed victory and had two thrusting young scratch players from their Halford Hewitt squad. Early signs were that their selection policy seemed to be having the desired effect as the lunchtime score was 3 - 1 in Uppingham’s favour.
A Guinness, a glass of wine and some splendid Romney Marsh lamb for lunch seemed to be the fuel to revive Repton golf.
Uppingham sent the two Hewitt players out together as their first pair with the intention of securing an early afternoon point. However, Ed Rhodes and John Fletcher had other ideas and came off with a win. Second pair out, Rebecca Brookes and Richard Fry posted another win for Repton. Sandip Basu and Tony Bishop’s match went to the last put on 18 for a draw so everything rested on the last match.
Fortunately Richard Pinder and Gordon West delivered a win on the 18th to secure victory.
The whole day was very well run by match manager Richard Pinder. The links at Littlestone were a delight and the fixture is superb value at £70 for two rounds, breakfast, lunch and wine! Personally I can’t wait for next year.