Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Continuing our look back at Scotland v England youth international matches of yesteryear

When Fraser Urquhart made his debut for Scotland youths and won singles tie 5 and 4

Pannal Golf Club, Yorkshire, was the venue for the third time in four years of the 1962 youth international between England and Scotland.
The Scots line-up, which included Fraser Urquhart (Inverness), pictured below in 2013, could not keep up its winning sequence although it was a closely-fought match that ended with England winning 9.5 to 8.5.

That one-point advantage gained by the English in the foursomes (3.5 to 2.5) proved to be decisive overall as the singles were shared 6-6.
Urquhart, partnered by Liberton's J K Tait, lost by 3 and 2 in the foursomes but the Inverness man had a 5 and 4 win in the singles.
Fraser kept his place for the 1963 youth international at Pollok .. but more of that tomorrow!

FOURSOMES: England 3.5, Scotland 2.5
English names listed first
J S Greenwood (Alwoodley) and C C Bowman (Blackpool Park) lost to C J L Strachan (Glasgow Univ) and W Thomson (Glasgow University) 1 hole.
P M Baxter (Sherwood Forest) and P A Tickle (Woolton) bt J S Martin (Kilbirnie Place) and S Macdonald (St Andrews)  2 and 1.
A L Le Page (Wildernesse) and M K Bills (Prince's) bt A J Low (Downfield) and A J S McLeod (Ranfurly Castle) 3 and 2.
D M Brown (Millfield) and M Gunn (Beamish Park) halved with E M Shamash (Kirkcudbright) and J S Cochran (Milngavie).
C R Smithurst (Sherwood Forest) and J Critchley (Leigh) bt H F Urquhart (Inverness) and J K Tait (Liberton) 3 and 2.
D J Miller (Wentworth) and A L Scott (Wentworth) lost to P S Smith (Dunfermline) and D R Harrison (Bonnyton) 3 and 2.

SINGLES: England 6, Scotland 6
Greenwood bt Strachan 1 hole.
Bowman bt Shamash 2 and 1.
Le Page bt Tait 7 and 6.
Baxter lost to Macdonald 3 and 2.
Tickle bt Harrison 4 and 3.
Brown bt Cochran 3 and 1.
Gunn lost to Low 4 and 3.
Bills lost to McLeod 1 hole.
Smethurst lost to Martin 1hole.
Scott bt Smith 4 and 3.
Miller lost to Thomson 5 and 4
Critchley lost to Urquhart 5 and 4.




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