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Suffolk Seniors v Northamptonshire Seniors

Suffolk Seniors began their East Anglian Seniors League campaign with a home fixture at Stowmarket Golf Club against Northamptonhire, the reigning champions, on Thursday 5th May.

The morning foursomes saw Northamptonshire establish a 3.5 to 1.5 lead with only Giles Oates and Nigel Fosker achieving a win and Geoff Henney and Roger Taylor a halve.

Despite a valiant effort in the afternoon singles Suffolk were unable to overcome this deficit eventually losing the match by 5.5 to 9.5

Results- Am Foursomes- Trevor Hellyer and Mark Jackson lost to Richard Cole and Alan Freeman 3 & 2, Roger Taylor and Geoff Henney halved with Ted Dunn and Alan Wrigley, Steve Mann and Chris Ginn lost to Ian Kerr and Garry Hardy 1 down, Nigel Hilliard and Andy Ball lost to Mark Johnston and Brian O'Connell 3 & 1, Nigel Fosker and Giles Oates beat Graham Jones and Mike Abbotts 2 & 1

Pm-Singles- Taylor beat Cole 2 up, Hilliard lost to Kerr 7 & 6, Hellyer lost to Freeman 1 down, Henney lost to Hardy 1 down, Mann lost to Wrigley 2 & 1, Fosker beat Dunn 2 & 1, Jackson beat Johnston 2 & 1, Ginn lost to O'Connell 1 down, Ball lost to Jones 2 & 1, Oates beat Abbotts 1 up.