The morning fourball better ball finished with just a point separating the sides. David Hardy and Brian Woodbridge succumbed 3 and 2 to a strong Sugar pairing in Neill Beaumont and Barry Callingham and Edward Sawbridge and James Proudlock also went down 4 and 2 to Adam Leatham and Francesco Vicenzini. However, Martin Pratt and Steve Smith halved their match with Alex Homer and Pat Heenan while Steven Spencer and Colm Brady put paid to their opponents, Howard Jenkins and Emilio Weldon 2 up.
The match was poised Sugar 2 ½ - LMEGA 1 ½ at lunch, and what a lunch! As always, Denham produced a three-course feast of epic quality.
This may have adversely affected the Sugar team in the afternoon, your team being notoriously abstemious at luncheon, for things did not go the way of Sugar in the greensomes.
Martin Pratt and Captain Edward Sawbridge went down by 2 and 1 in the first match leaving the Sugar side up 3 ½ - 1 ½ but there followed one of those miracle comebacks beloved of Ryder Cups of the past. First Colm Brady and David Hardy beat Adam Leatham and Howard Jenkins at the last, then Steven Spencer and James Proudlock beat Barry Callingham and Alex Homer 3 and 2. The scores were now level with the last pairs out. It was Steven Smith and Brian Woodbridge, driving beautifully straight, who sealed victory and the Commodity Cup by beating Emilio Weldon and Francesco Vicenzini resoundingly 6 and 5.