We kicked the season off with our first match against Northamptonshire on Sunday 27th March at Rothley. We played County match week format of two foursomes matches and three singles matches, unfortunately due to injuries and various other commitments of team players I was players short, so I stepped in at the last minute. Northants fielded a really strong young side, and all the singles players were scratch and better handicaps, so the fact that we had two wins in the singles was brilliant. Holly Waterfield and Katie Underwood won their singles matches and in the foursomes Rachel East and myself won.
Squad - Victoria Mayfield, Suzanne Pretty, Rachel East, Jo Mayfield, Katie Underwood, Di Miller
Match result a win to Leicestershire 3-2.
Our second match was against Bedfordshire away at Bedford and County Golf Club on the 2nd April. This was an extremely cold afternoon with a all four seasons in one afternoon, I struggled to get a squad even though it is a combination of 1st and 2nd team and 1 junior.
We played two foursomes matches and four singles matches with us winning both foursomes matches and winning 2.5 points in the singles resulting in a win for Leicestershire 4.5-1.5.
Squad - Fran Brimm, Rachel East, Di Miller, Jo Mayfield, Helen Lowe , Moira Page, Paige McManus, Georgia Mitchson.
Great start two out of two matches won!
Our third match was against the County Senior Men at Luffenham Heath on Sunday 12th April this match is played on the course where our County Championships are held that year. This year we played 10 a side instead of 12 and the format was 4BBB matchplay, last year we got thrashed 6-0 and this year we beat the men 3.5-1.5.
Squad - Karen Haynes Suzanne Pretty, Fran Brimm, Victoria Mayfield, Sasha Weightman, Georgia Mitchson, Jo Mayfield and Katie Underwood.
Three out of three.
Our fourth match was against Warwickshire on Sunday 24th April at Kirby Muxloe G C this fixture we play 36 holes two separate matches. The squad for the morning was Victoria Mayfield, Helen Lowe, Rachel East, Suzanne Pretty, Ellie York, Georgia Mitchson, Di Miller
Unfortunately, we lost the morning match 1.5-3.5 with Rachel and Di winning their foursomes match and Helen winning her singles match. The afternoon saw some changes to the squad with Karen Haynes and Caz Parkes Walley playing wins came from both foursomes games of Karen and Suzanne and Rachel and Di and Caz winning her singles to give us a win of 3-2 in the afternoon.
Our final friendly match is against Worcestershire on Sunday 29th May at Moseley G C, with County week being held at Trentham G C on 19th-22nd June