It seems a bit strange to write about a match played in very wet and trying weather but Sunday at Holtye proved to be a rare occasion in this golf season. Despite some appalling conditions which forced the last three games on the course to be abandoned, the boys from the three counties managed to demonstrate some significant golf skills to a good supporting gallery.
Kent showed again a very strong and experienced side with Essex also having a number of very low single figure handicap golfers in their team. Many of the fully completed matches went to the 18th hole but unfortunately Sussex finished on the wrong end in most of them. In this match, the lower order of the team performed well but the top found the going very tough. Good fighting efforts by Kurt Redman, Max Birch, Laird Shepherd, Tom Crossman and Gregor Macintosh brought valuable points for the team and despite coming back from a significant number of holes down. Thomas Thurloway, Hamish Mardell and Sam Prince-Smith were not able to squeeze the points out of their contests. Joe White, in one of the three matches to be called in, had fought back to only 1 down in one of his matches and was looking good to win it so bad luck Joe. The undoubted star of the team on Sunday was Cameron Henderson who defied the conditions to get 3 out of 4 points with a 7 and 6 win and a hard fought for half.
So, Man of the Match had to be Cameron.