The County Team showed poor form in the foursomes against Hertfordshire in the league match at Knebworth Golf Club on Sunday (5th July). A solitary half a point from a battling display by Gavin Samuels and Michael George was all they had to show from the morning's play. In the afternoon singles, Niall Johnston continued his County Championship form to win convincingly 4-3 and Blane Breheny finished really well, looking as though he would secure a second win until his opponent holed a snaking, downhill 20 foot putt, for a half. Final Score Hertfordshire 10 - Bedfordshire 2.
In the previous league match the County had an excellent morning in the foursomes against Essex at Orsett Golf Club on Sunday (24th May). After losing the opening game, Captain Paul Kirkwood & Niall Johnston and Gavin Samuels & Blayne Breheny won their games comfortably. Things looked promising when Charlie O'Brien & Matt Callanan lead 3 up at one stage and 2 up with 2 holes to play but finished up halving. There was an air of optimism in the Beds camp, leading 2 1/2 - 1 1/2 at lunchtime - but Essex came out in determined mood in the afternoon and did not lose any of the singles. Beds only consolation was a half gained by Michael George who got up and down from a greenside bunker at the last. Final score Essex 9 - Beds 3.