Durham beat Branston 5-2 in the Murphy Shield

Congratulations to our team of Andrew, Nigel, Roger and William following their victory over the team from Branston in the latest round of the Murphy Shield competition.

This was the second time we have played Branston, who hail from just south of Lincoln and again it was played at York as a convenient mid-way spot. The York lawns are also kept in very good condition in spite of fears over the activities of local urban foxes!

With 3 of the 7 matches going to the decider in the best-of 3 format, it was actually closer than the match result indicates.

The weather forecast was for rain from late-afternoon, but all were relieved to have proceedings over before then.

Many thanks to Branston for a good match and to York for their hospitality.