Ipswich at full strength for Stenson tie

IPSWICH Golf Club, a potential power in this year's Stenson Shield, go into tomorrow's second-round tie at Haverhill at full strength. There had been a doubt about the availability of former professional Paul Barnard, but he will be taking his place in the side as part of a vastly-experienced quartet completed by Neil Meadows, Graham Wardley and Ian Brown.

By Tony Garnett

IPSWICH Golf Club, a potential power in this year's Stenson Shield, go into tomorrow's second-round tie at Haverhill at full strength.

There had been a doubt about the availability of former professional Paul Barnard, but he will be taking his place in the side as part of a vastly-experienced quartet completed by Neil Meadows, Graham Wardley and Ian Brown.

The club can also call on talented youngsters Ben Farthing, Chris Gooding and Jack Jowers, who were in the winning Hambro Cup team last year.


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Haverhill, their confidence boosted by their Hambro success against Rookery Park, will be no pushover. They, too, have useful teenagers in Harry Mills and Oliver Cracknell. Former professional David Quinney, who currently plays off one, will be hard to beat on his home course.

Rushmere, who won at Ufford Park in the first round, now face a difficult tie at Bury St Edmunds without their captain Peter Robinson. Much will depend on the form of leading players Kevin Eagle, James Wright and Michael Buck all of whom have county experience.

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Bury St Edmunds, who won their Hambro tie against The Suffolk by one hole, will be battle-hardened as a result although young Tom Stephenson will have a major role to play. Chris Whyatt joins the squad.

Holders Stoke by Nayland have dominated the Stenson stage for many years. They make the trip to Southwold who will start as outsiders against a young side that will have matured since last season's success.

Flempton have withdrawn and given The Suffolk a walk-over. Team captain David Coulthart is disappointed that players were forced to pull out with no suitable replacements being available.

Woodbridge had a late withdrawal for the match at Fynn Valley after John Blome suffered a cut hand when a golf flagstick shattered. Dick Barton is the replacement. Fynn Valley are without Jamie Abbott, but Chris Smith, Brad Wilkins and Warren Goddard give them stability.

It should be a good contest between Waldringfield, who have already beaten Rookery Park, and Hintlesham who will be without Trevor Hellyer who is on the injury list. Nigel Redding takes his place.

Bungay will miss Dickon Housman, involved with exams, and Robert Long for their match against Aldeburgh who are without university boys John Wybar and Alex Stanley. Bungay call up Tom Bonner, Micky Hills and former Sheringham trainee Gareth Ducker.

Reports and scores should be phoned to Charlie Wilderspin as soon as possible after matches (tel. 01502 588028). He will release information about the third round draw.

Haverhill v Ipswich

Haverhill: Eammon Bareham, Andrew Bareham, Robert Scott, Dave Spittle. Harry Mills, Oliver Cracknell., Paul Houchen, Jim Thompson, Mel Stuart.

Ipswich: (from): Ian Brown, Neil Meadows, Paul Barnard, Graham Wardley. Ben Farthing, Alasdair Gillan, Jack Jowers, Daniel Bryett, Gavin Richards, Chris Gooding, Albert Caracciolo. Captain: Henry Lambon.

Southwold v Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland: Liam Brace, Michael Swan, Greg Hills, Rob Murray, Aaron Parkes, Tom Everett, Ian McKay, Owen Pearl, Paul Whittle, Paul Pengelly, Scott Brace.

Waldringfield v Hintlesham

Waldringfield: David Sharp, Ashley Boother, Steve Richal, Shaun Ayles, Steve Coonan, Peter Adams, Karl Deravariere, Roy Ross.

Hintlesham: Jerry Procter, Joe Cardy, Matt Ransome, David Leach, Clive Lawley, Adie Meredith, Phil Westley, Jack Cardy, Nigel Redding.

Bungay v Aldeburgh

Bungay: Phil Vincent, Doug Muttitt, James Williams, Tom Bonner, Micky Hills, Alastair Hall, Gareth Ducker, Alex Cameron.

Aldeburgh: Christo Lloyd, James Reiss (captain), Freddie Edmunds, Logan Mair, Roger Taylor, Nigel Robson, Ben Havard, Andy Edmonds.

Bury St Edmunds v Rushmere

Bury St Edmunds: Nick Brewster, Andy Collett (captain), Dean Fairweather, Matt Fordham, Roger Nicholson, Tom Stephenson, Dan Wilson, Chris Wright, Chris Whyatt.

Rushmere: James Wright, Michael Buck, Glen Goldsmith, Shaun Masterson, Curtis Mann, Joe Simpson, Ben Tawell, Kevin Eagle.

Fynn Valley v Woodbridge

Fynn Valley: Warren Goddard, Chris Smith, Brad Wilkins, Aaron Bowen, Paul Dobson, Hugo Dobson, Jordan Dymond, Dan Hedges,

Woodbridge: Chris Bye, Adrian Studd, Chris Springle, Ian Kitson, Steve Mann, Sam Taylor, Phil Platten, Dick Barton.

Stowmarket v Halesworth

Stowmarket: Paul Buckle, Martin Darling, Ben Forgan, Sam Forgan, Peter Green, Kenton Jameson, Nathan Overton, Patrick Spraggs, Dean Tricker, Chris Underwood.

Halesworth: Paul Coby, Mark Coby, David Brown, Mark Swallow, Paul Ellis, Bill Carson, Day Harvey, David Leeder.

The Suffolk received a walk-over from Flempton, who have withdrawn.

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