Sharp to captain Waldringfield challenge

DAVE Sharp, beaten finalist in last season's Sunshine Challenge, captains Waldringfield in their Stenson Shield and Hambro Cup challenge this year. It will be his final season with the club as he departs for Australia in September.

By Tony Garnett

DAVE Sharp, beaten finalist in last season's Sunshine Challenge, captains Waldringfield in their Stenson Shield and Hambro Cup challenge this year. It will be his final season with the club as he departs for Australia in September.

Waldringfield are at home to Rookery Park on Saturday in the first round of the Stenson Shield. This is the Suffolk Golf Union scratch inter-club knockout. Waldringfield field club champion Karl Deravariere as a key player in what could be a very close encounter.

Rookery Park, led by Matt Lay, include promising youngsters Callum Monk and Ben Wallis.


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Newton Green are without club captain Ian Woodhead who has an injured back. Teenagers Ryan Talbot and Adam Woodhead are both selected with club champion Ollie Rush with a vital role to play.

Fixtures and teams

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Stenson Shield first round

Bungay and Waveney Valley v Diss

Bungay: Phil Vincent, Doug Muttitt, Alastair Hall, Richard Long, Dickon Housman, Alex Cameron, James Williams, Nairn Black

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Fynn Valley v Newton Green

Fynn Valley: Brad Wilkins, Chris Smith, Warren Goddard, Paul Dobson, Hugo Dobson, Aaron Bowen, Nick Denny, Andy Munro, Daniel Hedges, Jordan Dymond, Harry Hogg.

Newton Green: Steve Wordley, Ollie Rush, Ryan Talbot, Rob Sims, Mike Polly, Greg Bartlett, Adam Woodhead, Barry Steel. Reserve: Ken Goodright. Captain: Ian Woodhead.

Stoke by Nayland v Gorleston

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

The Suffolk v Felixstowe Ferry

Felixstowe Ferry: Matt Stockdale, Mel Pipe, Chris Schwer, Nigel Fosker, Kenny Stewart, Paul Savage, Toby Ayles, Steve Sayers. Reserves: Andy Clark, David Marshall.

Thorpeness v Aldeburgh

Thorpeness: Peter Cooney, Ray Foreman, Mark Henderson, Richard Newton, Gavin Stroud, Richard Baker, Ivan Fryer, Jamie Philpot.

Aldeburgh: James Reiss, Freddie Edmunds, John Wybar, Roger Taylor, Andrew Kirk, David Wybar, Christo Lloyd, Martin Youngs.

Ufford Park v Rushmere

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

Waldringfield v Rookery Park

Waldringfield: David Sharp, Ashley Boother, Sean Ayles, Steve Richal, Peter Adams, Steve Coonan, Karl Deravariere, Mike Virley.

Rookery Park: Shane Buckingham, Richard Doddington, Paul Donovan, Simon Goldsmith, Mark Harvey, Matt Lay, Paul McRoberts, Callum Monk, Graham Shillings, Ben Wallis.

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