Place your bets on Herts

PUBLISHED: 12:15 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:09 26 October 2009

Lucy Glyn in action at Knebworth

Lucy Glyn in action at Knebworth

HERTS ladies are off to Newmarket this weekend, but it won t be the racing they ll be watching. Instead, they ll be concentrating on their golf, determined to be the best bet when they return next month to compete in a six-county match to decide who goe

HERTS' ladies are off to Newmarket this weekend, but it won't be the racing they'll be watching.

Instead, they'll be concentrating on their golf, determined to be the best bet when they return next month to compete in a six-county match to decide who goes through to the English county finals.

Over Saturday and Sunday, the Herts squad of 10 will be playing and practising over Newmarket's Links Course, most of them for the first time.

The team will also be competing for the first time against new opponents, for with a revision of county structure, Herts move out of the South East division into a new East Region.

They will now meet teams from Bedfordshire, joint Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Herts squad, selected after the recent County Championship, includes Mid Herts' Lucy Williams, who won the title at Knebworth for the second time.

Three-time county champion Tina Jeary from Bishop's Stortford and twice winner Alison Franklin are also in the team.

Also returning from America later this month will be Hannah Burke, winner on the college golf circuit in USA. They will be joined by Charlie Field (Harpenden), Jackie Foster (Bishop's Stortford), Harriet Key (South Herts), Steph McEvoy (Old Fold Manor), Lucinda Mileham (Aldwickbury Park), and youngest at 16 Lucy Glyn (Porters Park).

Reserves are WGC's Julie Dyke and Sarah Saggers from East Herts.

"It is a team of youth and experience and one which we believe will stand every chance in a new and exciting challenge of becoming first champions of the East Region," said Herts team captain Jaki White.

Not available for selection was Brocket Hall's Charlie Douglass, due to her English squad commitments.

Ellie Brede is also unavailable following her recent appointment with the ladies' professional tour.


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