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Suffolk Under 14's v Essex Under 14's

Suffolk Under 14's hosted Essex at Halesworth Golf Club on Friday 15th August.The match is always a benchmark for Suffolk to assess standards achieved during the year.The match started in wet conditions, however the course was presented in excellent condition.

The morning foursomes saw Essex take a 3-2 lead with George Fricker and Archie Winter being the only Suffolk winners.

The afternoon singles were extremely close with both Counties winning 5 matches. The opening match saw an off form Harry Fricker beaten 7 & 5 by the Essex captain Michael Gilbert. Matches thereafter were traded and despite considerable effort Suffolk were unable to gain the extra half a point which would have secured a draw. Sam Bingham, who had been 3 down with 3 to play took his match to the 18th where he was beaten on the final putt.

Suffolk now travel to Pavenham Park, Bedfordshire, on Tuesday 19th August to participate in the Keith Bass 4 Counties Cup.

The Essex match was Ian Woodhead's final match as Suffolk Under 14's Manager after 10 years in charge.His commitment, hard work and enthusiasm is greatly appreciated both by the County and the many players who have progressed under his guidance. 

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