Rest pass the test at Hillside

THE Rest of Lancashire atoned for a recent run of defeats by the Southport & District GA when they prevailed by three points in the traditional season curtain-raiser at Hillside.

JOHN CARROLL

JOHN CARROLL

They claimed the foursomes 4-2 then won the first four singles before the hosts fought back to revive their hopes only to lose two of the last three matches.

There was a healthy mixture of county regulars in both sides and some impressive individual performances.

Most notably they came from John Carroll, who dispatched England A squad player and fellow former Lancashire champion Sean Towndrow 3&2, and Ian Kenwright who beat host club player Richie Blundell 4&3.

SOUTHPORT & DGA 7.5 REST OF LANCS 10.5.Foursomes: James Rooney (West Lancs) & & Nicholas Jones (West Lancs) bt Michael Hunt (Pleasington) & Paul McFerran (Childwall) 3&2; Richie Blundell (Hillside) & Richard Kilshaw (Hillside) lost to Ciaran Doherty (Bury) & Ian Kenwright (Haydock Park) 4&2; Sean Blinkhorn (S&A) & Sean Towndrow (S&A) halved with John Carroll (Huyton & Prescot) & Curtis Clarkin (Nelson); Mark Duncalf (Formby) & Geoff Harris (Formby) lost to Joe Brice (Brookdale) & Ian Hardman (Accrington) 1h; Anthony Stirling (Formby) & Matthew Nuttall (Royal Birkdale) lost to Liam Jenkinson (Ashton & Lea) & Daniel Creaney (S&A) 6&5; Mark Rabone (S&A) & Andrew Molloy (Hillside) halved with Jack Shelley (Formby) & Thomas Winn (Morecambe). Singles: Towndrow lost to Carroll 3&2; Blundell lost to Kenwright 4&3; Rooney lost to Brice 3&2; Jones lost to Doherty 5&4; Blinkhorn bt Clarkin 1h; Molloy halved with Hunt; Kilshaw bt McFerran 4&3; Harris bt Creaney 2&1; Duncalf bt Hardman 1h; Stirling lost to Winn 3&1; Rabone lost to Shelley 3&2; Nuttall  bt Jenkinson 3&1.

 

 

 

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