Vintage Start the Season with Victory
By Paddy Tripp
Vintage 3 - 2 Amersham & Chalfont Grand Masters
Team: (Surbiton unless detailed) Slattery (O C’s), White, Dunn, Harding, Bishop (O C’s), Parker (O C’s), Wright N (Richmond), Hamber (Richmond), Gorbett (Amersham), Tripp, Eve (O C’s), Bamford (O C’s), Charnley (O C’s), Gray (O C’s), Sanders (Wimbledon), Wright D (O C’s), Umpires: Amersham
Scorers: Sanders 2, Eve
So another season for the old people starts again. A lot similar – 16 players! Alas only 25% Surbiton but hopefully that may improve.
SatNav took us to the school except to a “no entry” sign but eventually we all got there. A decent friendly bunch were introduced to each other. Trying to work out who should play where was difficult but luckily everyone understood the dilemma and helped out without complaint.
It was a good game with there never being more than one goal difference to the scoreline. Luckily we scored first and kept the same routine. The umpires did a very good job and were fair with an understanding sense of humour. Our team all worked hard for each other and deserved the result.
To start the season with 3 points is a step forward from last season – let’s hope we can continue to improve.