Sussex v Hampshire, 17th April 2011

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

On Sunday 17th April Sussex welcomed Hampshire to the annual match, which for the first time was a record status event and – wow – what a day! Mid April, and it was warm, sunny, very little wind, not a fleece or woolly hat in sight! Not the usual county match weather, but we were all very grateful.

Seven disciplines from each county made up the overall team, and the result was close – Hampshire 22768, Sussex 21980. The archers did very well too: seven Six Gold End claims; 20 Rose Award claims; and county records went tumbling to several Sussex and Hampshire archers. Many congratulations to everyone.

The County would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event successful. There was only a very small working party, and all equipment had to be transferred from Hove to Crawley (and back again!) , and mention should be made of Terry Maskell, Cliff Knapp, Bob Darling, Sy Grinham, Maggie Burford, Dave Howard (COAC), and Jeff Russell (COAC) who did a lot of moving the equipment, and to Jodie Grinham and Emily Darling who assisted with the running. Sy and Maggie were also asked at the very last minute to put on catering, which they did very well, and Julia Tucknott made the cake for Pip Tucknott’s 16th birthday! Thank you too to Peter Damon for arranging the venue.

We would also like to thank our Judge, Mr Robin Frost, who kept things moving during the day, and for the team managers Melanie-Anne Sandford (Hants) and Doreen Cannon and Terry White (Sussex) for keeping the leader boards up to date during the day.

To view the results, click here.

Our next match is against Essex on 26th June at Crawley. Invitations will be sent out in the next day or two.

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