Under 18s Team finish Runners Up after winning final game

Under 18s Team finish Runners Up after winning final game

After a very successful year in the YIDU Under 18's League, the East Riding team finished second in the table with just one blemish in on the card.

It was a fantastic season and the lads did a brilliant job of getting the Union six wins from seven matches. They should all be very proud!

The u18's travelled to Catterick GC in Teesside to play their last game of a hugely successful season.  The match was a dead rubber, with the league already decided, but pride was high on the agenda along with the chance to blood new players in preparation for next season

The more experienced players were split up to give guidance and support to the new members and it gave the East Riding chance to experiment with some pairings for next year.  The new pairings worked out extremely well with the East Riding taking an 8-4 lead into lunch with comfortable victories from Luke Townhill (playing high up the order and in only his 2nd game), Harry Mukerjea (debutant) and Bobby Beasley and Erjan Kuzu in the anchor match

The singles got off to the best possible start with experienced campaigners Tommy Risker and Tom Benson both claiming 2 points apiece to put East Riding in touch of victory.  A small middle order wobble left the lower order to shine with the East Riding taking 11 from a possible 14 points. Luke Townhill, Ewan Mackenzie, Bobby Beasley and Harry Mukerjea all claiming wins which will stand them in good stead for next year.  East Riding running out victors by a score of 25-11

It serves as a fitting send off to those who are leaving the u18's set up this year with Captain George Clark, Tom Benson, Jacob Hodgson, Will Storr, Harry Rogers, Harry Anderson and Marcus Moore who have all contributed.  Not only have they contributed points on the course, but have served as great ambassadors to the East Riding and to their fellow u18's.

In the player of the year competition, Captain George Clark just beat Will Storr by a solitary point.  3rd place went to Tommy Risker.

Paul Gibson
East Riding Under 18s Team Manager

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