An enthusiastic mixed team threw everything they had got at Davenport in the preliminary round of the Archie Preston. Played away, on a lovely sunny afternoon, it wasn't looking too promising, with Davenport securing three early wins against Alderley's one, (thanks Mr Vice and Celia!). However, the tension mounted as Alderley managed to draw level to three matches all and it fell on the last match to play to a result. Ronnie and Julie Ricketts gallantly played down the nineteenth with a following crowd but were eventually beaten by a spectacular lengthy curving putt from the opposition.
As ever, the match was played in a very social spirit, and despite the distraction of a football match (some sort of local derby?) the conversation flowed over the meal. We wish Davenport well in the competition and maybe next year we'll get a good run in this very enjoyable interclub competition!