Thursday 15th July 2021 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Stoke Rochford Golf Club
This was our first away match of the season against Lincolnshire at Stoke Rochford Golf Club, and we were hopeful of an improved result from the previous week's result at Glen Gorse. On arrival at Stoke Rochford, we were all expecting a hot and sunny day – it didn’t quite work out like that! We began under cloudy skies and a cool breeze, with the sun making an appearance toward the end of the afternoon singles. The course looked in great condition, and with fast, tricky greens, it was going to be a real test of golf.
Alison Smith and Fiona Sharman led the way, followed by our two juniors, Sasha Weightman and Aimee Cleminson, who was making her senior county debut, with Diana Miller and Aisling Dekonski bringing up the rear. Alison and Fiona lost, Sasha and Aimee halved their match, and Diana and Aisling won, to leave the match all square at the lunchtime break.
With everything still to play for, we set out in the singles full of confidence. Unfortunately, Lincolnshire found their ‘A’ games after lunch, and we only managed 1 point from the 6 matches. Fiona Sharman won 3&2 to prevent a clean sweep for Lincs.
The overall result was a 6.5-2.5 win for Lincolnshire.