Norfolk edged out by single point at Gorleston

Norfolk Seniors travelled to Gorleston to play old rivals Suffolk in tricky conditions of strong winds and a hard, bouncy course.

The match was scheduled to be 18 holes singles but on finding Gorleston very busy it was decided to switch to fourball, betterball and after some very close games the match was won by Suffolk by just one point, 3�-2�.

Suffolk captain Jon Marks holed his tee shot on the 11th and provided red wine with the meal. This was Mark's 13th hole in one in a long and very distinguished golf career.

Results (Norfolk names first): Terry Norman (Great Yarmouth and Caister) and Harvey Scott (King's Lynn) beat Chris Wyatt and Nick Charles 2/1, Doug Gilchrist (Weston Park) and Simon Fuller (Royal Cromer) lost to Adrian Callalup and Tom Collett 2 down, Pete Tidey (Barnham Broom) and Bernie Peet (Royal Cromer) lost to Peter Wood and Andy Ball 4/3, Tony Lount (capt, Shering-ham) and David Pattrick (Royal Cromer) halved with Chris Ginn and Jim Cole, Malcolm Carr (Sheringham) and John Doe (Royal Cromer) beat George Courtney and John Formston 1 up, Andy Weston (Shering-ham) and Graham Head (The Norfolk) lost to John Cullum and Jon Marks 2 down.

• Norfolk's next challenge is the qualifier for the senior English counties' championship at Mentmore in Buckinghamshire.

Team: Tony Lount (captain), Terry Norman, Pete Tidey, Simon Fuller, Bernie Peet and Doug Gilchrist.