Greetham Valley’s great run in the Mail on Sunday knock-out competition came to an abrupt end at Tydd St Giles this weekend. With home advantage being so important in this competition, it was always going to be a tough match. In the first game the home side took an early lead when George Grant was edged out by Addy Bills three and two. Second team captain Alan Bennett fought hard to halve his match with scratch and ex Euro-Pro tour player Kevin Gouds. A four and three by Tydd’s Neil Johns over Steff Dutton gave the home side a slender lead and when Neil Harris lost out three and two to home captain Andy Betts in the third game, the Tydd’s victory was secured. In the final game, Greetham Valley’s Adam Clegg halved his match with Paul Barton. Adam’s long driving was equally matched by Paul’s long and accurate putting. Tydd’s victory of three points to one takes them into the latter stages of the competition with a trip to Portugal just over the horizon. The Greetham team wished them well for the remainder of the competition.
Greetham Valley proprietors Frank, Hazel, Robert and Dee Hinch said that they were proud of the team for reaching round six of the ten match tournament adding that they had exceeded all expectations as on their journey, thousands of other clubs had fallen by the wayside. They and the Greetham Valley members are justifiably proud of them.