Cheshire show their grit for a promising start

Cheshire began their Northern Counties League programme by hosting Durham at the excellent Warrington Golf Club. Cheshire have had a good pre-season and were given a real test to show their batting qualities to earn a vital 10-8 victory.

Cheshire began their Northern Counties League programme by hosting Durham at the excellent Warrington Golf Club.

 

Cheshire have had a good pre-season and were given a real test to show their batting qualities to earn a vital 10-8 victory.

 

The morning foursomes showed what a close encounter was to come as it ended at 3-3.

 

Picking up the points for Cheshire were Junior Captain Dan Hayes (Bramhall) and Paul McFerran (Warrington), the experienced duo of Cheshire Captain Jon Beesley (Mere) and Chris Chilton (High Legh Park) and youthful duo Cole Self (Ringway) and Ryan Owen (Styal).

 

Durham showed their determination in the afternoon singles as they won both of the opening matches. But then Cheshire hit back with wins for Dan Hayes 5/4, Paul McFerran one up and Chris Chilton 3/2.

 

Durham then drew level and the match was poised for a dramatic finish with halves for battling Sam Burton (Prestbury) and Dom O’Brien (Warrington). But Durham set a task for the Cheshire last three as they took the lead.

 

Cheshire kept their nerve and won the last three matches through Cole Self one up, Ryan Owen 3/1 and Kris Towers (Crewe) sealed the win with a close 2/1 victory.

 

A great competition at a superb venue to set Cheshire up for their next match against Lancashire.

 

Photos & copy courtesy Geoff Garnett

Dan Hayes & Paul McFerran,
Cole Self & Ryan Owen
Ben Knock & Sam Burton

Northern Counties Golf Union

Northern Counties Golf League 2023

Cheshire

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Venue: Warrington Golf Club

Date:  Sunday 14th May, 2023

TimeMorning FoursomesPointsScorePointsMorning Foursomes
MATCH 1Jack Nicholson 2 & 11Jamie Birkbeck
09:30Josh SimsJames Glenn
MATCH 2Dan Hayes12 & 1 Ryan Blemings
09:38Paul McFerran James Rogers
MATCH 3Jon Beesley14 & 3 John Kennedy
09:46Chris ChilternBen Willis
MATCH 4Sam Burton 1 hole1Chris Brown
09:54Ben KnockRyan Riley
MATCH 5Kris Towers 3 & 21Grant Dixon
10:02Dom O’BrienKevin Suggett
MATCH 5Ryan Owen15 & 4 Jordan Bettis
10:02Cole SelfJack Richardson
Morning Foursomes​

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TimeAfternoon SinglesPointsScorePointsAfternoon Singles
1. 13:30Jack Nicholson (Vicars Cross GC) 3 & 21Jamie Birkbeck (Bishop Auckland GC)
2. 13:38Josh Sims (Caldy GC) 2 & 11James Glenn (Durham City GC)
3. 13:46Dan Hayes (Bramhall GC)15 & 4 Ryan Blemings (Consett & District GC)
4. 13:54Paul McFerran (Warrington GC) 11 hole John Kennedy (Consett & District GC)
5. 14:02Chris Chilton (High Legh Park GC)13 & 2 Ben Willis (South Shields GC)
6. 14:10Jon Beesley (Warrington GC/The Mere) 4 & 31James Rogers (Rockliffe Hall GC)
7. 14:18Sam Burton (Prestbury GC) 1/2All square 1/2Ryan Riley (Eaglescliffe GC)
8. 14:26Dom O’Brien (Warrington GC) 1/2All square 1/2Chris Brown (Castle Eden GC)
9. 14:34Ben Knock (Stockport GC) 2 & 11Grant Dixon (Seaham GC)
10. 14:42Cole Self (Ringway GC)11 hole Kevin Suggett (Chester-le-Street GC)
11. 14:50Ryan Owen (Styal GC)13 & 1 Jack Richardson (Durham City GC)
12. 14:58Kris Towers (Crewe)12 & 1Jordan Bettis (Ravensworth GC)
Afternoon Singles​

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Match Result

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