Rival camps turn out for legends trophy

Golf Club Captain Ian Walsh (centre) is flanked by footballing legends Bryan Douglas and Jimmy McIlroy alongside the Clarets' team captain Simon Raine (left) and Rovers' team captain Ian Battersby (right).

Golf Club Captain Ian Walsh (centre) is flanked by footballing legends Bryan Douglas and Jimmy McIlroy alongside the Clarets' team captain Simon Raine (left) and Rovers' team captain Ian Battersby (right).

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Clitheroe Golf Club members from the rival Blackburn Rovers and Burnley camps turned out for the second annual running of the Douglas/McIlroy Trophy on Monday.

Despite deteriorating weather conditions as the matches drew to a conclusion, players representing the two sides battled it out to the finish which resulted in the Rovers’ team retaining the trophy.

A meal and trophy presentation was attended by the Rovers’ and Clarets’ legends Bryan Douglas and Jimmy McIlroy as the guests of honour.

The Clitheroe Golf Club Captain, Ian Walsh, presented the trophy to Ian Battersby, captain of the Rovers’ side.

The Clitheroe Seniors’ team travelled to Fairhaven on Monday and came away with the major part of the spoils by winning the match by 8 points to 4 points to maintain their position at the top of the Ribble Valley Seniors’ Golf League.

Seniors’ Captain Richard Crossley and partner Richard Baker led the way with a comfortable 5 and 3 win over their opponents and although David Brown and Paul Levet went down by 3 and 1 in the second match, the pairings of John Farrimond and Peter Dunn and Peter Hensman and Frank Pollard came out on top in their games and the win was completed when Dave Johnson and Keith Pedder and Phil Walmsley and Neil Fawcett halved their matches.