Northants County’s policy of selecting the county’s leading young golfers for their 2018 Scratch League team paid immediate dividends with a devastating 7-1 win at defending champions Wellingborough.
With Michael Farr and Rhys Taylor, who both won, the only players over the age of 20 in the away team, teenagers Joseph Quinn, Harry Oddy, Luis Witherall, Charlie Salter and Ben Jones all collected points.
Kettering made a winning start to their second division promotion campaign as they recorded a 7-1 home victory against Rushden.
Dave Harkess, Rob Stevenson, Marc Asher and Jamie Ashcroft all bagged points with three holes to spare, while Chris Ward, Andy Robinson and Dean McIntyre were also successful for the hosts. Rushden’s lone point came from Chris Adams.