County Ladies Week

Northamptonshire took time to find their feet in County Ladies Week as they went to finish in fifth place with two wins and three defeats at Denham GC.
With the matches now being played over three days instead of five, Northants got off to a slow start as they lost 3-2 to host county Berkshire on the first morning, and 3½-1½ to eventual champions Buckinghamshire in the afternoon.
Although the team lost 3½-1½ to Oxfordshire the following morning, they got themselves on the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over Warwickshire as Rosie Youngman and Claire Lindsay (2&1) and Charlotte Taylor and Hattie Bilson (3&2) set them on their way to victory.
The county produced their best singles performance on the final day as Mary MacLaren (4&3), Ellie Darnell (3&2) and Tasha Ainsley-Thomas (6&4) enjoyed big wins in a 3-2 success against Worcestershire & Herefordshire.