Bradley shines in defeat

Halifax-Huddersfield juniors were unable to keep up the good work after a promising first half to their match against Sheffield on Sunday.

The teams shared the morning foursomes honours at West End before Yorkshire-Inter-District League leaders Sheffield pulled away in the singles for a 22-14 success.

That was no great surprise as the powerful visitors enjoyed a handicap average of around three shots per player.

Tommy Ward’s home side, with only one success this season heading into their penultimate match, got a captain’s performance from home club player Bradley Hardcastle.

He teamed up with Halifax’s Connah Judson for a narrow foursomes win at the top of the order and then romped home 4 & 3 in his singles match against scratch player Guy Winstanley.

Fixby’s Gary Moulman also won both his matches, teaming up with Hebden Bridge’s Henry Butterworth for success in the morning.

Halifax-Huddersfield’s final match is against Teesside at Dewsbury on Friday, August 17.

Scores (Hx-Hudds names first) - foursomes: B.Hardcastle and C.Judson bt B.Brewster and G.Winstanley 1up, J.McAspurn and J.Morton halved with J.Cartledge and L.Senior , L.Dean and C.Lewis lost to N.Poppleton and J.Smith 2& 1, G.Moulman an d H.Butterworth bt T.White and I.Simpson 1up, J.Stott and C.Bell lost to K.Keating and N.Challinor 1 down, J.Bailes and J.Campbell halved with L.Thompson and J.Stubbs.

Singles: C.Judson (Hx) lost to B.Brewster 5 & 4, B.Hardcastle (W. End) bt G.Winstanley 4 & 3, J.Morton (H.Heaton) halved with J.Cartledge, L.Dean (Hx) lost to N.Poppleton 1 down, G.Moulman (Hudds) bt J.Smith 1 up, H.Butterworth (H. Bridge) lost to L.Senior 6 & 5, J.McAspurn (Marsden) lost to L.Thompson 3 & 2, J.Stott (W.End) bt T.White 2 & 1, C.Lewis (Hx) lost to K.Keating 4 &3, J.Bailes (Bradley H) halved with Issac Simpson, J.Campbell (Crow Nest) lost to N.Challinor 6 & 5, C.Bell (W.End) lost to J.Stubbs 2 down.