Gloucestershire stars, businesses and cricket clubs helped raise more than £4800 for the county’s school’s programme at the 2017 GCB Golf Day.
30 teams took part in the annual event at Cirencester Golf Club, which was won by the four-ball from bowling machine manufacturers BOLA.
Their score of 118 was enough to see off GCB facilities management partner Pegler Yorkshire (115) and 2016 champions Aimteq.
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The day was supported by Gloucestershire Cricket with professional players Craig Miles, Jack Taylor, Graeme Van Buuren, David Payne, Ian Cockbain, George Hankins and Matt Taylor who all took part. It was a close contest between them with allrounders Van Buuren, Jack Taylor and fast bowler Payne coming out on top, who all scored 31 points.
However, they were both a long way behind the individual champion Martin Hunter (Up The Path) who scored 39. Last year’s winner – Cheltenham CC’s John Cropper – was runner up with 38 and there was a tie for third place between Marc Bowers (BOLA) and Mark Rimmer (BS4 Belters) who both finished with 37.
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The longest drive went to Cheltenham CC’s Mike Kelly while the nearest to the pin winners being Mark Humphries (Astra Zeneca) and Trevor Jones (Cotswold Porche). Billy Tierney (St Austell Brewery) had the straightest drive while Right on Cue won the yellow ball competition.
As well as featuring sponsors, partners and supporters of the GCB, the teams also included seven cricket clubs. Brislington CC secured the bragging rights with a score of 113 – just 3 points ahead of Cheltenham CC’s returning team.
In addition to the golf, the day also included a raffle and auction featuring a range of top prizes donated by partners and sponsors.
GCB chief executive Steve Silk said: “The GCB golf day has grown each year and it was fantastic to have more teams taking part than ever before. We are hugely grateful to everyone for giving up their time to take part and for their generous donations.
“The work we do is to develop recreational cricket across the county and the money we have raised will make a real difference in helping us expand our schools’ programme and introduce more children to the sport.”
|Position||Team||Team Score||Top Individual||Top Individual Score|
|1||Charlton Kings Misfits||124||Richard Cotterell||38 (1st)|
|2||Mighty Minch CC||124||Rhys Hoy||37|
|3||Team Carlsberg||118||Matt Hankins||38 (2nd)|
|4||Algarve Early||112||Dave Hicks||33|
|5||Team Logoworks||111||Stuart Watson||33|
|7||BS4 Traitors||107||Matt Grimes||32|
|8||Team Mavericus||106||Jack Taylor||37 (3rd)|
|9||Frocester CC||105||Tom Wand||33|
|10||Vantage Cricket||104||Matt Burgoyne||29|
|11||Frocester Veterans||102||David Rees||31|
|12||St Austell Brewery||101||David Payne||33|
|13||Bola's Extras||100||Pete Lamb||32|
|13||Cotswold Porche||100||Lee Jones||33|
|14||Yellow Ball Bandits||98||Tim Joyce||30|
|15||Cheltenham CC||96||B Kelly||30|
|16||Chewy & The Bandits||95||Mike Loftus||30|
|16||Taylormade Flat Roofing||95||Russell Baker||29|
|17||Long Ashton CC||91||Andy Forsyth||30|
|18||Bishopston CC||90||Adam Smith||26|
|18||Frocester Geriatrics||90||John Evans||27|
|19||Angry Birdies||89||Joe Dale||30|
|20||Chance To Swing||85||Rich Darwin||34|
|20||Snooker Loopy||85||Dave Andrews||28|
|21||Sorted Shankers||82||Ian Cockbain||35|