Jack Yule’s return is a big boost for Norfolk

Sheringham Golf Club.

Sheringham Golf Club. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

Norfolk play their second match of the Anglian League season on Sunday when they welcome old rivals Suffolk to Sheringham Golf Club.

Kevin Webb's side suffered a narrow 6½-5½ defeat to Northamptonshire in their opening fixture at King's Lynn and will be determined to make home advantage count this time around.

Their cause is sure to be helped by the inclusion of England international Jack Yule who has a gap in his busy schedule and has declared himself available.

He comes in for Dylan Green, who drops down to the second team for their match against their Suffolk counterparts at Woodbridge.

Three county players travelled to Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire last weekend to play in the English Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy.

Yule, Toby Briggs and Tom Beasley would have hoped to have made the cut at the very least, but it wasn't to be as they all fell short.

Briggs (Dunston Hall) was made to pay for a poor first round as he missed out by just one shot. He fought back bravely after an opening 78 but a level par 73 wasn't quite enough.

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Beasley (Hunstanton) was two shots further back after following a 76 with a 77 while King's Lynn's Yule finished on nine over after disappointing totals of 77 and 79.

There were also three players in the field from Diss Golf Club, who represent Suffolk, but after doing well to qualify they struggled in the main event, all finishing near the bottom of the field.

James Biggs posted rounds of 83 and 81, Josh Driver 81 and 86 and Chris Bartram 93 and 81.

Bartram had led local qualifiers at Littlestone on 69 (tied sixth) while Rookery Park pair Callum Sherwood (73) and Guy Mummery (78) missed out.

Tobb Briggs was back in action this week in the German Junior Open which got under way yesterday at St Leon-Rot.

He is one of a three strong England team competing in the big continental event while Royal Cromer's Amelia Williamson is in the four-strong girls' line-up

The 54-hole championship is one of the biggest youth events in Europe with a field of 100 boys and 100 girls, all of whom will play three rounds.