NGL Scratch League – Division 1

Overstone Park got their season off to the ideal start as they defeated reigning champions Wellingborough 5½-2½ at home.

Although Jack Binch took the first point for the hosts 3&2, while James Barker and Mikey Chambers triumphed on the 17th hole, all the remaining five games went the distance.

Overstone’s Luke Barney won the 18th to beat Dominic Holden, while halves from Richard Dalton, Ryan Genner and Fraser Carnihan sealed an excellent home win. Jon Harris grabbed the only point for Wellingborough, who won’t be too disheartened after also starting their successful 2017 campaign with a three-point loss at Overstone.