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Match v Northumberland
at Mere G. & C.C. and Dunham Forrest G. & C.C.

Wednesday 10th / Thursday 11th September 2008


Presentation of Jack Spedding Trophy ~ Click on picture for a larger image
The Northumberland Captains were entertained over two days at Mere Golf & Country Club on the Wednesday and Dunham Forrest Golf & Country Club on the Thursday.

The Northumberland Captains came down from a very wet and flooded North East to a sunny dry Manchester - the weather over the two days was warm and sunny!


Mere Golf & Country Club was a wonderful setting for this occasion and the course was presented in an immaculate condition and great credit goes to the ground staff for their efforts.

Play began at 1.30 pm and by 6.30 the Manchester Captains were licking their wounds after a whitewash! Well done Northumberland Captains.

In spite of this we still entertained the Northumberland Captains to Dinner at night. Again Mere Golf & Country Club provided an excellent setting and our thanks go to the management and staff for making this such a memorable occasion.

On Thursday we moved to Dunham Forrest Golf & Country Club where again we were made most welcome. The course was presented in excellent condition and our thanks go to the ground staff who had coped with very severe weather conditions prior to the event. Our sincere thanks go to the Captain, Bethel Rosenburg and the Council of Dunham Forrest Golf & Country Club for hosting the event.

At last Manchester regained some credence by winning the second day 4 games to 2, giving the overall result some respectability – 8 games to 4 in favour of Northumberland

Colin Shadbolt the Manchester Captain presented the Jack Spedding Trophy to the winning Northumberland Captain George Howorth.

Congratulations Northumberland. We look forward to meeting again next year at Gosforth and Morpeth.

Welcome ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Welcome ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Dinner @ Mere G. & C.C. ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Top table at Mere G. & C.C. ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Newton Shipley & Alan Preston (Society Secretaries) ~ Click on picture for a larger image Manchester & Northumberland Teams ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Farewell to Northumberland ~ Click on picture for a larger image
Farewell to Northumberland ~ Click on picture for a larger image

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