Greetham Valley’s recently promoted Second Team had a narrow loss in their first Lincolnshire League game against Sleaford. Their next game of the season was against local tough rivals Burghley Park at home. This match was played on the Lakes course off white tees in warm conditions with a slight breeze. Former Club Captain Neil Crees took charge of the team as regular team Captain Alan Bennett was away in Ireland on business. Peter Dickinson and Paul Clegg were the first pair out, they won four and two. Next up were Paul Jenkinson and Ryan Tarrant who, after a very hard fight halved their game. After Neil Crees and Peter De Kremer won their match one up, things were looking very positive for the Greetham team, who needed one more game to win the match. Simon Bateman and James Horwood duly obliged by winning their game five and four. This was the team’s first win in their new division but it didn’t stop there: Steven Graham and George Grant won the penultimate game by five and four. The final game was also a Greetham win, Fraser Denholm and Elliot Clark won two and one. This ended with a scoreline of five and a half games to a half, a massive win by any standards.
Stand-in Captain Neil Crees said that the team had gelled well together and were a great support to each other. Alan Bennett added that after losing the first game of the season, this was a great team performance and he hoped to use it to drive the team onto bigger things. Their next match will be against Stoke Rochford on the 26th May.