WELLS Golf Club Seniors have played their first round match in the 2024 Somerset Seniors` Bowl - and made an early exit from the competiton.

They were drawn away at Cricket St Thomas GC which is never an easy place to travel to and do well.

The previous 24 hours saw torrential rain and it was only with a magnificent effort by the ground staff and a lot of good will that the match was able to take place at all.

The course was, understandably, in a very difficult condition because of the weather but it was the same for both teams. 

First out Glen Crocker & Mike Metcalfe recorded a very rare defeat, losing 2 & 1 having been down for the entire match against inspired opponents.

Debutante Philip Heyslop and Nick Poore continued the trend losing 3 & 1. Peter Cherry & George Davis got well beaten by a combination of long hitting and excellent golf, going down 4 & 3.

Another debutante Jim Lunt and returning team player Dave Holland restored a little pride with a 1 up victory.

Cricket St Thomas GC were the better team on the day and thoroughly deserved their 4-1 overall win.