COWDRAY Park Seniors finished their match season with only their second home defeat of the campaign, Rowlands Castle winning 5-3.

Cowdray, who had won at Rowlands Castle by the same score earlier in the year, notched up 20 home victories during the season.

Results (Cowdray named first): Chris Hoare & Mike King beat Ron Clement & Chris Jenkins 4&3; Mike Hughes & Eric Bounton lost to Steve Lapage & Alan Jones 2&1; Gary Strowbridge & Nick Austin beat Ian Barrowcliffe & David Foster 4&3; Roger Poat & Terry Adsett lost to Phil Sparshatt & Graham Kirk 7&5; Wally Mitchell & John Smith lost to Trevor Pope & Graham Allan 1dn; Mike Holden & Brian Carpenter lost to Mike Fibbins & David Morris 4&3; Peter Hallt & Barry Overington lost to Ken Watherston & Robin Reucroft 1dn; Howard Morley & Tony Castley beat Don Wilkinson & Terry Barnett 2&1.

‘Back the man in form’ is the old adage and it proved true in Cowdray Park Seniors’ Champions Trophy final. The top three were all winners during October.

Allen Sibley won the Champions Trophy with a net 67, despite a two-shot penalty for playing the wrong ball in a ‘senior’ moment. David Tilley was runner-up on 68 and John Doran was third with 69.