On a typical April day the golfers of East Kent beat Sussex by 4½ to 2½ at Nizels Golf Club on 5th April to retain the East Kent – Sussex Trophy for the 4th year in a row. Bob Appleby (pictured admiring his drive) and Peter Knott led the way beating Fred Moghadam (looking on) and Richard Holden 4 & 3, while East Kent’s Eddie Bennett posted the best individual score of the day with 40 points.
Full result (East Kent names first):
Bob Appleby & Peter Knott beat Fred Moghadam & Richard Holden 4 & 3
Peter Shardlow & Roy Croucher beat Leigh Brand & Spencer Turner 4 & 3
Chris Metherell & Peter Mackay lost to Robert Lacey 3 & 2
Roger North & Barry Daniels halved with Mike Sayer
Gerry Miller & Roger Charter lost to Peter Ixer & Ian Bourns 5 & 4
Derek Reed & Jeremy Parkin beat Ivor Bennett & John Clark 2 & 1
Peter Marno & Eddie Bennett beat Albert Bottom & Duncan George 4 & 3
At the post match dinner Peter Ixer congratulated the East Kent team on their victory and said Sussex looked forward to renewing rivalries next year.
The successful East Kent team: Back row left to right – Peter Shardlow, Peter Knott, Roger North, Barry Daniels, Jeremy Parkin, Roger Charter, Roy Croucher and Eddie Bennett. Front row left to right – Peter Mackay, Bob Appleby, Chris Metherell and Peter Marno.