Anglian League

Northamptonshire men’s first team recorded a rare away victory to Lincolnshire as a 7½-4½ success at Gainsborough GC made it two wins in three outings to maintain their chances of clinching the 2018 Anglian League.
A foursomes half from Michael Farr and Tom Forster, plus narrow pairs wins from Luis Witherall and Charlie Salter and the last duo of Jamie Milligan and Liam McNeela, gave the county a slender lead going into the afternoon singles.
Salter and Forster claimed the scalps of two of Lincolnshire’s better players early on to extend the advantage, before further wins from Witherall and Mike Chambers, plus a couple of halves, capped a magnificent day.
The County second team were left frustrated for the third time this season as they lost by a single point in the reverse fixture at Kingsthorpe.
Despite some encouraging performances, including a brilliant fightback victory for Owen Watts and Mark Bazeley in the morning and solid debut from Tiger Adams, the visitors did just enough to snatch victory in a series of close singles ties.