SAOL would have won the fourballs but for a late burst of brilliance by Richard Holt, who with partner Chris Ingham had scored a clear-cut foursomes win.
It's always a pleasure to visit SAOL where the links have recently undergone some structural changes and we're all looking forward to the second leg of the match at Meltham on October 4," said Cliffe.
Next year's match will be played at SAOL
on April 26 with Meltham hosting the second leg on October.
will expect to have an edge over their links course - we don't get that many oppportunities to play links golf.
On one of those visits they happened to call in at SAOLs
for a drink and the then secretary, Buckley Lowe, fixed them up with a game with a few members.
The Saols (above) were indebted to a late 21 from Elvis Pearson in achieving a two-wicket win over Royal Curry and Pizza Bar of Linthwaite at Meltham CC Club.