A38 Trophy 2023 Result

It was another great evening last night, (21st July), with the annual Alfreton vs Swanwick fixture, playing for A38 trophy, rearranged after last weekend’s washout.

A traditional match between 14 pairs of Members and guests, there’s always been a competitive but friendly rivalry between the two sides to see who keeps the A38 Trophy for the next 12 months.

Chris Burnham for Alfreton and Phil Walters (ably assisted by Steve Nutt) for Swanwick, had posted their revised team selections earlier in the week and the match went ahead in still unseasonably cool conditions.

Swanwick were the A38 trophy holders having won a close match in 2022, and the match this year, as usual, was a nip and tuck with each side winning close fought games. With one game to go it was all square at 6.5-6.5, Swanwick therefore needing a half to retain the Trophy from the last match left on the course.

It was well done to Stu and Glynn Walters who did just that with the last putt which secured the half in that game to make the final result a draw at 7-7.

Swanwick hang on to the Cup for another year. Thank you to all who organised and participated in the event.