Wrekin were drawn to play Taunton, last year's semi-finalists, in the first round of 'the Plate'. Wrekin took early command of the matches winning the first two comfortably and thereby winning the overall match 2/1.
Wrekin vs Taunton
PH McFarland & SN Westgarth 5&3 IR Westwater & RJO Willacy
IN Jamson & SRDH Lander 3&2 GD Hector & GM Whalley
CD Ledingham & R Sutherland PS Whalley & DC Higginson 2&1
In the second round, the OWs faced Blundell's. With the first two matches shared, the overall result would depend on the last game which became a twitchy affair. All square on the final hole, the opposition almost picked up their ball thinking that they had lost the match after missing a very short putt and knocking it much further from the hole. However the next putt was eventually holed and Blundell's went onto win on the 19th hole winning the tie and they later reached the semi-finals.
Wrekin vs Blundell's
PH McFarland & SN Westgarth 2&1 SP Gudgeon & F Weiss
IN Jamson & SRDH Lander EH Haycot & RH Hine 5&4
CD Ledingham & JR Mackenzie ARE Howe & DAL Lyon 19th
The Old Wrekinian Golf Society take part in scratch and handicap matches and competitions. OWs looking for competitive golf or friendly social golf would be most welcome. Many people take up golf after their school years and I would really like to encourage any golfers not known to the society or the school to contact either myself or James Garvey.
Jonathan Evers, Captain