U13's & U12's latest match was a singles triple match play against
BB&O & Hertfordshire . This was a match that 12 months previously
had left Surrey well and truly with its tail between its legs and looking like
the England football team in a major championship, plenty of promise but failed
to deliver on the day. Some of the players from the previous year were present
again and were still licking their wounds. This was the best 6 from
each of these counties in both age groups . Once again looking like an
extremely tough test against some very good players.
started on our journey to the match as overcast and windy turned in to a
wonderful sunny day. The U13's were first to play and it was obvious early on
the going was going to be tough, but could the tough get going? The answer to
this was an improvement to the previous year with a win over BB&0
7-5, but unfortunately the front players really stumbled against Herts and
failed to recover, going down 8-4. The boys had a late rally but needed to
convert one early match to even look at getting a half. Rocky Chapman went
closest but eventually lost 2&1 to his Herts opponent Oliver.
up were the U12's and from the initial managers exchanges Surrey looked to be
in a very promising position to get a result. This age group is very strong and
getting better with each match and the extra experience.
some good, some tree finders, some heather finders Surrey were
underway. We also witnessed a remarkable tee shot from one our
opponents that hit something in front of the 1st tee box and somehow catapulted
the ball 50 yards back behind the 1st tee box, something that our
starter Mr Mc Neil in jest challenged him to do again.
U12's rose to the challenge to deliver a better result than the previous year
and did not let their foot off the gas, or their opponents. Each U12 player
delivered maximum points against Herts, to make that a clean sweep. BB&O
gave stiffer resistance, however 4 of our 6 players delivered maximum points
with only two narrowly losing out. Good news for Surrey but possibly
not our opponents 3 of these 6 players should be returning to the same fixture
boys & managers enjoyed a rolling lunch with plenty of
sandwiches, lots of chips and slabs of chocolate cake. Speeches were well
delivered by the three U13's captains over the U13's lunch and Hashim
announced the U12's scores with well wishes after their lunch. With the
sun still high in the sky some of the boys went off to play another 18 holes at
their home courses and others headed home to catch up with homework due in on
the Monday morning.