Northamptonshire under-16’s team started their season with a thrilling home friendly match against Leicestershire & Rutland as they lost 8-7 at Kingsthorpe GC.
Luis Witherall and Max Hayward took the opening foursomes tie for the hosts before Joe Quinn and Owen Watts doubled the lead in the second game.
Although the county were beaten in the next two matches, a half for Oliver Jones and Jack Peters left the contest evenly poised going into the afternoon singles.
Northamptonshire looked to have grabbed the initiative when Witherall, Hayward, Watts and Quinn clinched the first four games.
A half point in the next tie was the only other score from the home team however as Leicestershire & Rutland snatched victory by taking the last five points.
Northamptonshire’s match against the County Captains a few days later was cancelled due to the wet weather.