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Bury St Edmunds retain the Hambro Cup

The final of the Hambro Cup between Bury St Edmunds, the holders, and Gorleston took place at Rookery Park Golf Club on Sunday 19th September.

The morning matches saw Bury St Edmunds establish a 3 hole lead with 3 of their pairs securing wins,Gorleston's pairing of Ray Thompson and Matt Alp standing 5 up against Craig Nurse and Mike Greener.

The 1st 2 matches in the afternoon were halved before Bury's morning losers Nurse and Greener put matters right by defeating Chris Duffy and Daniel Crosby by 7 holes. The final match saw Roger Nicholson and Max Adams win 1 up leaving Bury St Edmunds winners by 11 holes.

Pictured Back row from left, Trevor Titcombe, Mike Greener, Dan Smailes, Phil Smailes (Team Captain) Suffolk Golf Union President, Colin Firmin, Steve Lankester and Malcolm Wyer. Front- Max Adams, Roger Nicholson, Craig Nurse, Ben Coleman and Steven Duffety.

Scores- Trevor Titcombe and Dan Smailes beat Danny Western and Jack Butcher 4 up ( all square) Craig Nurse and Mike Greener lost to Ray Thompson and Matt Alp 5 down and beat Chris Duffy and Daniel Crosby 7 up, Steven Duffety and Steve Lankester beat Daniel Crosby and Chris Duffy 1 hole and were all square with Ray Thompson and Matt Alp, Roger Nicholson and Max Adams beat Bob Richardson and Danny Perring 3 up ( 1 up)

Bury St Edmunds beat Gorleston by 11 holes