THE Enmore Royals were in good form when they welcomed the County Cricketers for their annual match.

The visitors included Craig Overton, en route to joining up with England for the Ashes tour to Australia.

Indeed, partnering captain Mike Burns, he was part of their only winning pair as they beat Mike Rossiter and Steve Darch.

Four other Somerset Hall of Famers were also in the team, namely Graham Rose, Keith Parsons, Peter Bowler and Andy Caddick.

After Rob Fear and Ben Filler’s draw in the opening game, wins by Martyn Westbury and Steve James, Phil Taylor and Chris Marsh, Richard Sykes and Paul Martin, and Mike Cavill and Danny O’Loughlin gave the Enmore Royals a 4.5-1.5 win and sweet revenge for last year’s defeat.

Enmore Park Seniors travelled to the outskirts of Bristol to challenge the Long Ashton seniors.

Although the scoreline of 5-3 in the hosts’ favour makes the contest look close, in fact only one Enmore group managed an outright victory – captain David Pascoe with partner Mike Cavill (2 & 1).

Four other matches were halved, from Mike Rossiter with Chris Willsteed, Steve Lukins with Keith Calvert, Mike Perry with John Earp, and Jim McGuckin with Tony Pomeroy.

David Pascoe, playing with Doug Read, led the way in the penultimate home match against Cricket St Thomas with a convincing win by 6 & 5, setting the tone for a fine 5-2 victory.

With only one group failing to register, the points were gained by David Comley with Ray Lukeski (5 & 4), John Newell with Mike Perry (4 & 3), Steve Lukins with Keith Calvert (3 & 2), while Roger Anniss with Chris Topps, and Graham Pain with Chris Willsteed, gained half points.


BILL Marlow hasn’t taken long to find his feet at Brean Golf Club, as he recorded his second consecutive Seniors Stableford win.

In September he won Division 2 but his handicap was reduced, and this time he lined up in the top division with the same result.

His 39 points put him two clear of Graham Collins, who shaded a countback with Ron Edmondson for the runners-up prize.

Ray Rushman won Division 2 with 38 points.

Like Marlow, he was two clear of the next best player, Tony Tissington, who prevailed in a back nine countback over John Hale.

Ron Edmondson won his second Seniors Eclectic event this season as his nett 65 led the way in the final round of the series from two days earlier.

He went around the course in a one over par 70 which, when his handicap had been deducted, gave him a three-stroke cushion.

A new putter grip seemed to do the trick for Russell Shaw as he enjoyed an excellent day on the greens on his way to top spot in the opening round of the Winter League on Saturday.

Shaw scored 42 points and headed home Ron Edmondson by a single point.

John Cranley was the winner in Sunday’s Winter League round as his lengthy run of good form continues at pace, winning by one from Nigel Hodges.

Ladies captain Sue Wright was the winner of the October Stableford last Thursday, beating club champion Lyn Bird into second spot by a point.