Warwickshire were led out by their Captain, Alex Ford and his partner Channon James. The match was close all through, with neither team being more than one up or down.
Thanks, to some worthwhile planning and preparation where all the team met the previous week to walk the course the Warwickshire boys managed to get ahead and were 1 up on the 18th tee.
The final hole at Rugby is has some unique contours and having to give away a shot to the Staffordshire player who holed a difficult long putt with a shot to win the hole, meant the first match finished all square.
Seb Cave and Matthew White teed up second for Warwickshire and also had a close match with the same ending as the first, so another half was clocked up.
Charlie Lamb had a new partner, Sachin Kohli, but they soon jelled together well and were ahead after nine holes, finally winning 3&2.
Match play is not an easy format so if things do not go your way, getting the right result is not straight forward... as Oliver Clark and Lucas Laurie found out. A few errors in the Warwickshire short game allowed the opposition to sneak ahead and Staffordshire took this match 2&1.
In the fifth game, Oliver Beard and Harry Bromwich were up against a steady pair, who hung on to win 2&1 for Staffordshire.
Finally our anchor pairing of Edward Leyshon and Alfie Callighan showed a good deal of patience and resilience.
This tight game turned in our favour with the consistency of the Warwickshire pair showing through right to the end. Warwickshire won this match 2&1.
This meant our second match of the season finished the same as the first with scores shared at 3 points each.
The final match at Robin Hood is on 4th June where more local knowledge should give Warwickshire the advantage, and we hope for a win to round off the inter County matches for this year.
Many thanks to Rugby Golf Club for their hospitality and use of the course.
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