RICHARDSON TROPHY TEAM MATCHES

 


  

 

 Oakdale GC

2021 RICHARDSON TROPHY TEAM FIXTURES

May 26 / 27 v Durham at Brancepeth Castle

Yorkshire 6 - Durham 1 

June 6 / 7 v Cheshire at Oakdale

Yorkshire 4 - Cheshire 3 

 June 10 / 11 v Northumberland at Tynemouth

Yorkshire 3 - Northumberland 4 

 June 21 / 22 v Lancashire at Oakdale

Yorkshire 6 - Lancashire 1 

July 15 / 16 v Cumbria at Oakdale 

Yorkshire 6 - Cumbria 1 


 Yorkshire v Cumbria - Oakdale GC 16th July 2021 

The Captain was feeling a little fraught about the arrangements for our final match as the extension of Covid rules meant that the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate had been extended to 4 days which would include this match day. Normally, travel in & out of Harrogate is problematic during the Show but fortunately restricted ticket sales meant that numbers were much reduced & all players arrived in good time for a 9am start on a gorgeous morning - the beginning of a mini-heatwave. Sadly Cumbria had lost one of their players who had been 'pinged' the previous week & despite a valiant effort, were defeated by an in-form Yorkshire team by 6-1. Thank you to all the extra supporters who urged the team on to victory!

Congratulations to Sue Dye (Brough) & Heather Butcher (Wakefield) who received their colours following the match.

We will now have to wait patiently until mid August for the other Counties to complete their matches before the outcome is known - fingers crossed!

 

Julie Wheeldon, Bet Sworowski, Sue Dye, President, Captain, Karen Jobling, Angela Morris, Heather Butcher Carol Simpson 

  

         Kathryn Bulman Captain, Bet Sworowski, President                   Nicola Tebbutt & Karen Jobling

 

            Angela Morris & Janette McWhirter                                      Julie Wheeldon & Sue Cotter   

  

                  Carol Simpson & Trudy Hubbard                                  Heather Butcher & Alyson Wood

 

Sue Dye & Rosie Waller

 

YVLGA colours presented to Sue Dye & Heather Butcher 

 


 Yorkshire v Lancashire - Oakdale GC 22nd June 2021

Our fourth Richardson Trophy & second home match ended in an emphatic 6-1 victory for Yorkshire in the annual 'War of the Roses'. Following a drizzly & overcast practice day, match day conditions were perfect & the matches were all played in an excellent spirit. Congratulations to Angela Morris who was presented with her Yorkshire colours following her third appearance in the team.

Our final 2021 match will be at Oakdale on 16th July against Cumbria.

 

From left: Betty Sworowski, Heather Staniforth (res) Karen Jobling, Sue Dye, Heather Butcher, Capt, President, Angela Morris, Carol Simpson, Julie Wheeldon 

  

             President, Janet Davies, Bet Sworowski, Captain          President, Susan Caton, Karen Jobling, Captain

  

                     Angela Morris & Jeanette Williams                                          Julie Wheeldon & Carol Helme

  

                Carol Simpson & Clare Seddon                                           Heather Butcher & Sara Fitzgerald

   

                 Sue Dye & Ann Lowe

                 

                         President & Captain                                                  Presidents & Captains

 

 

 

End of the day!


 Yorkshire v Northumberland - Tynemouth GC 11th June 2021

Despite battling away on a very windy day at Tynemouth GC in bouncy & unpredictable conditions, the team was unable to repeat the success of the last two matches & lost by 3 games to 4, with the final two matches going to the 18th green. There was no lack of effort from all members of the team in what was an exciting & tense match.

We move on to the next match at home against Lancashire on 22nd June at Oakdale.

  

 Back row: Karen Leake (Captain), Sandra Paul, Carol Simpson, Julie Wheeldon, Heather Staniforth

Front row: Fiona Wood (reserve), Alison Clark, Bet Sworowski, Karen Jobling 

  

                 Sandra, Heather & Carol                                                           Karen, Bet & Julie

  

                                              Karen x 2!                               YVLGA President Ros Lumb & Nancy Lightowlers

 

Combined teams - Yorkshire & Northumberland 

  


 Yorkshire v Cheshire - Oakdale GC 7th June 2021

Our first home match against the defending champions Cheshire & heavy rain greeted the early risers.  Fortunately, by the time the match started, conditions had dried up although the course played rather differently from the practice day requiring some adjustment by the players. With the first & third matches going Yorkshire's way & the 5th match looking secure, Julie Wheeldon teed off down the 18th & her stress-free par 4 was enough to record the victory for Yorkshire. The final 2 matches were decided in Cheshire's favour on the 17th & 18th holes. 

We were delighted to welcome our President, Ros Lumb, back to the support crew after her recent hip operation & trust her recovery continues apace. 

Congratulations to Cheshire's Karen Griffiths who scored a hole in one on the 9th on practice day! 

 

Heather Staniforth, Julie Wheeldon, Heather Butcher, Karen Jobling, Captain, President, Angela Morris, Bet Sworowski, Carol Simpson

  

                 Bet Sworowski & Jeanne Bell                                     Karen Jobling, Caroline Berry with Cheshire & Yorkshire Presidents

  

                Sara Spencer & Angela Morris                                           Barbara Laird & Julie Wheeldon

  

                             Carol Simpson & Jane Burke                                      Heather Butcher & Carole Ryder 

 

Heather Staniforth & Karen Griffiths 


 

Yorkshire v Durham - Brancepeth Castle 27th May 2021

 


It was great to get the season of Richardson Trophy matches under way at Brancepeth Castle GC. Conditions have been very wet & the course was playing brutally long. A further downpour at the end of the practice day meant the soggy conditions prevailed for the match & preferred lies were the order of the day.

New champion Bet Sworowski led the team out, ably assisted by team mascot Florence the Frog & registered the first point on the board winning on the 16th hole. Northern Championship finalist Karen Jobling completed her win on the 15th & new team member Angela Morris was taken to the 16th by her opponent before recording her point for Yorkshire. With 3 points in the bag, Carol Simpson secured the victory for Yorkshire with her emphatic victory 7&5, swiftly followed by Julie Wheeldon taking the 15th hole to win 4&3. Heather Staniforth, despite playing excellent golf, was unable to contain Marianne Moore on her home course, losing 7&5. This left the experienced Sue Dye as the only member of the team out on the course but she held her nerve up the 18th hole & prevailed to record the 6th point for Yorkshire,1 up.

It was wonderful to return to some sense of normality & we look forward to the next match against Cheshire on the 7th June.

Karen Leake

Captain 

 

                

Heather Staniforth, Karen Jobling Carol Simpson, Bet Sworowski, Captain, Julie Wheeldon, Sue Dye, Angela Morris, Sandra Paul

                          

 YVLGA Champion Bet, ready to lead the team out                             Karen Jobling & Julie Wheeldon

                                     

                     Heather Staniforth                                                                            Angela Morris

                   

                                  Carol Simpson                                                          Sue Dye

 

  

                                                                  Did Sandra REALLY get a hole in one???

 

                                                 

                     Sandra & Heather                                                                   Proud Captain - Karen

 

 

                                                                                     Karen & Bet 

 

  

    Yorkshire & Durham teams