Seniors Match Results for week 15th-19th May 2017
The Seniors continued their program with three matches last week.
On Monday Vice Captain Jim led the team to a convincing win at Bristol and Clifton by 5 matches to 2.
Jim also captained the men's team against the Ladies on Wednesday which resulted in a win for the men. Unfortunately heavy rain reduced the match to just 9 holes.
In the absence of Seniors Captain Phil, John Scott captained the team at home against Farrington on Friday. In a very close contest the final score was a draw 3 matches each.
The Orchardleigh Seniors Somerset Bowl team travelled to Mendip Springs on Thursday to take on defending champions Stockwood Vale. A very close contest was decided on the third extra hole with Orchardleigh winning by 3 matches to 2 .
Congratulations to team Captain Malcolm Lloyd and all the team who now progress into the Last 16.
Seniors Somerset Bowl Result v Stockwood Vale on May 18th 2017
The above match was played on Thursday May 18th at Mendip Spring. The match being decided on the 3rd extra hole by the 5th pairing.
Match Result: Stockwood Vale 2 Orchardleigh 3
Well done to all who played.
Match Result v Wells (A). 4th May 2017.
Match Result v Yeovil (A). 26th April 2017
On Wednesday 26th the team travelled for yet another away match - this time at Yeovil .On a cold but bright afternoon we enjoyed a very close and friendly match.
The pairings of Pete Maunder and Malcolm Lloyd, Captain Phil Jefferies and John Scott, Paul Sherrell and Tony Birch all managed to win. However, once again, Mike Norris was offered a bribe on the last hole and accepted to record a match result of 3-3. A good result at a venue where we rarely win.
Our next match is on Thursday 4th May at Wells. We welcome new Seniors team players Ray Clarke and Jan de Cluvers for this match but still require more members to sign up for the team matches. For those of you who haven't played it is a very enjoyable and friendly game ,so please support the Seniors Section.
Regards Phil (Captain)
Match Result v Bowood (A). 24th April 2017
The Seniors Team travelled to Bowood on Monday 24th April .The course was in excellent condition as usual (but why do they have so many bunkers, some in the middle of the fairways?).
After a very tough 18 holes none of the Orchardleigh pairings managed to win, but with 3 matches halved and 3 matches lost the match result was 4 1/2 to 1 1/2.