ICMP - Carlisle A take the Spoils!
This competition, first played in 1912, consists of two pairs representing their club against 2 pairs for the opposition , playing Foursomes off scratch, or as our American friends call it alternate shots.
In the first semi-final, Carlisle A took on Kendal B .In the A match, Waters and Postlethwaite proved too hot for Holden and Dixon finishing 7 up, whilst in the B match veterans Johnstone and Nixon of Carlisle held Doidge and Atkinson to a tie. Carlisle thus moved into the Final.
In the other semi-final, where Stony Holme looking to get their name on the trophy for the first time, took on Furness A. Bell & Hand for Stoney Holme finished 3 holes up . In the B match Thompson and Taylor had kept things fairly steady until the final three holes across the road and succumbed 4 down to Clarke & Leitch, Furness thereby winning overall by one hole.
The Final, now no longer clashing with a projected England World Cup appearance, was played in the heat of the afternoon. In the A match Waters and Postlethwaite played steadily and emerged winners by 3 holes. The B match tread much the same journey and the match finished on the 16th with the Clarke & Leitch partnership 3 down also to the Johnstone/Nixon partnership, the Carlisle Combo winning by a margin of 6 holes.
County President presented the winners with the Shield to hold until the next ICMP series in 2019.