Anglian League v Leicestershire & Rutland

Northamptonshire’s men came up agonisingly short in their first and second team opening fixtures in the 2018 Anglian League as they lost both matches 6½-5½ to Leicestershire & Rutland.
Competing at Wellingborough GC, the county first team never recovered from a poor morning session as they picked up just a half point and lost the other three foursomes ties.
The players responded positively to a half time pep talk as they won the opening four singles games, including an excellent 6&4 victory for Callum Farr.
But defeats in games five, six and seven against a team that has won the league twice in the previous four years meant a 2&1 win for home club member Jamie Milligan in the closing game didn’t affect the final result.
The second team went down by the same scoreline to the reigning champions at Cosby GC.