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Eastern Counties Foursomes

Suffolk travelled to Seacroft Golf Club, Skegness to participate in the annual Eastern Counties Foursomes. The event is played over two days on a triangular match play basis, however, following the withdrawal of Warwickshire from last year's event only eight Counties took part in 2014.

Suffolk began their campaign on Saturday morning with a match against Cambridgeshire, the holders, and Lincolnshire, firm favorites to win in 2014. Both games resulted in 3-2 defeats.The afternoon opponents were Essex, who again defeated us by 3-2 and Bedfordshire who we beat by a similar score.

Leicestershire and Rutland were the opponents on Sunday morning, the match finishing all square at 2.5 each. On the final afternoon Suffolk were against Norfolk and Northamptonshire. After 10 holes we were on course to record good victories against both Counties, however, this did not materialize with Suffolk halving the match with Norfolk and losing to Northamptonshire by 3.5 to 1.5.

Lincolnshire took the title on 28.5 points with Suffolk finishing in joint 5th place with Leicestershire and Rutland on 15.5 points.

Individual Results- Chris Vince and Ben Wallis - Beat Norfolk 1 up, lost to Northants 1 down, Lost 2 down to Leicestershire and Rutland, Lost 5 & 4 to Lincs, Lost 3 & 2 to Cambs, Beat Essex 4 & 3, Beat Beds 5 & 4 

Josh Cottrell and Chris Bartrum - Halved with Cambs, Beat Lincs 5 & 4, Lost 4 & 3 to Essex, Halved with Beds, Beat Leicestershire and Rutland 1 up, Lost to Norfolk 2 & 1, Lost to Northants 2 & 1

Dean Fairweather and Jasper Johnson- Halved with Norfolk and Northants, Halved with Leicestershire and Rutland, Lost to Lincs 2 & 1, Halved with Cambs and Beds and Lost to Essex 2 & 1

Jack Cardy and Paul Waring- Beat Lincs 4 & 2, Beat Cambs 3 & 1, Beat Essex 5 & 3, Beat Beds 5 & 4, Beat Leicestershire and Rutland 1 up, Lost to Norfolk 1 down, Lost to Northants 1 down

Nathan Overton and Ali Hall - Lost to Cambs 2 & 1, Lost to Lincs 1 down, Lost to Essex 6 & 5, Lost to Beds 3 & 2, Lost to Leicestershire and Rutland 4 & 3, Beat Norfolk 2 & 1, Beat Northants 1 up.