Wednesday 7th July 2021 - Leicestershire & Rutland v Lincolnshire at Glen Gorse Golf Club
Our first match of the season was at home against Lincolnshire at Glen Gorse Golf Club. The weather forecast was a bit concerning with thunderstorms due after lunch, however we managed to get away lightly with a couple of showers and rumbles of thunder. A dry and sunny, but rather humid start for the morning foursomes, with a short shower thrown in for good measure, followed by sun for the afternoon singles. Luckily, just as the final match came off the course, the heavens opened! The course was in great condition along with some tricky pin positions on fast greens. It was certainly a day for staying out of the rough though – it was brutal!
We had a mixed start in the opening morning foursomes matches. Clare Bailey and Katie Underwood lost 3&1, Alison Smith and debutant Lisa Porter won4&3, and Fiona Sharman partnering Sasha Weightman who was making her senior county debut, halved their match.
Match all square at the lunchtime break.
It was all to play for in the afternoon singles, however results didn’t quite go our way. With some of the Lincolnshire players upping their games, they made very formidable opponents and unfortunately we couldn’t quite come away with the points needed to secure victory. Our ladies fought right to the end, but despite 2 emphatic wins from Katie Underwood and Helen Perry – both winning 5&4, the overall result went Lincolnshire’s way and the final score was Leicestershire & Rutland 3.5 - Lincolnshire 5.5.
All of the matches were played in good spirit, and despite the result, the girls are already looking for revenge at the return fixture on 15th July at Stoke Rochford Golf Club.