Sunday 18th July 2021 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Nottinghamshire at Lingdale Golf Club
Our first of two matches against Nottinghamshire took place on an extremely hot and sunny day at Lingdale Golf Club. We were hoping for an improved result after the two defeats by a very impressive Lincolnshire team, and we weren’t to be disappointed. The course was in great condition, and with the added difficulties that the hot weather brought, it was going to be a real test of endurance for both teams.
Home members Barbara Suffolk and Beth Fisher led the way, followed by Diana Miller and Aisling Dekonski, with Sally Lax and Alison Smith bringing up the rear. Barbara and Beth won 2&1, Diana and Aisling finished all square, and Sally and Alison won 3&2. A great start to the match, leading 2.5-0.5 at the lunchtime break.
After a welcome respite from the sun, we set out for the singles matches armed with plenty of water, umbrellas (for the sun, not the rain!), and wet towels. The team did not disappoint. With wins for Barbara Suffolk, Diana Miller, Clare Bailey and Aisling Dekonski, and narrow losses for Beth Fisher and Karen Bonser, we ended with a comfortable victory.
My thanks to President Karen for stepping in for the singles in the afternoon.
The overall result was a 6.5-2.5 win for Leicestershire.