Never an easy place to get to, the pairings were disrupted by closures of the M25 both before the dinner the night before and on the morning of the match. However, eventually the morning fourballs got under way with Michael Farmer leading the Committee with victories by Chris Jones and Rob Draisey and also Yang Liu and Ian Taylor. This was outdone by the Members side, led by last year's Captain David Ratcliffe whose Brian Collins and Alex Heath, Daniel Spencer and David Tierney and also David Littlestone playing a single made the lunch score 3-2 to the Members.
The afternoon singles were very tight, the Committee drawing level with wins by Ian Taylor, Chris Jones and Yang Liu, while only Neal Avent and Alex Heath won for the Members out of the first five pairings. This left the last three pairings to decide the match and David Tierney and David Ratcliffe's two points against Ashok Singhania's half with David Littlestone left the Members winners by 7 1/2 to 5 1/2.
Next week 18 of us go to Killarney for the Summer Tour and the week following sees the LMEGA Annual Dinner at the Little Ship Club. Tickets for this are almost sold out, so please send Sophia your application immediately if you haven't already. We look forward to seeing you there."
Note from Sophia… I am delighted to say that Yang took some wonderful pictures of the day and these can now be viewed online here… http://www.flickr.com/photos/lmega/