Junior 1st Team Match Report – 27 July 2018
Birstall Golf Club hosted the Midland Region North (MNR) Junior Inter-County League on Friday 27 July 2018. The girls of Leicestershire and Rutland played against Nottinghamshire in the morning and Staffordshire in the afternoon.
For the first time in many years Leicestershire and Rutland beat Nottinghamshire! The three youngest girls on the team secured a point each; Victoria Mayfield, Francesca Brimm and Holly Waterfield. Whilst Captain Claire Keogh and Vice-Captain Kirsten Thorpe came up against strong opposition losing their matches.
On a high from the morning matches – if a little hot in the brilliant sunshine the girls set up to play Staffordshire – traditionally the strongest team in the MNR. Leicestershire and Rutland were gifted a point just before the start when one of the Staffordshire girls was taken ill.
Kirsten Thorpe, Francesca Brimm and Holly Waterfield took their matches to the eighteenth with Kirsten and Holly getting a half each and Francesca narrowly losing her match. Claire Keogh lost 2 &1 and Victoria Mayfield had a walk over.
A great day a Birstall GC where we received a warm welcome. The girls again demonstrated how resilient they can be against tough opposition.
Leicestershire and Rutland V Nottinghamshire = Win 3 - 2
Leicestershire and Rutland V Staffordshire = Lost 2 - 3