COLCHESTER Golf Club put on a dazzling display to retain the Boudica Bowl – and notch up their tenth victory in the event.

The Colchester team were hot all day to win the mixed greensomes shootout by five points from hosts Braintree.

The Bowl is played for by five clubs – Frinton, Clacton and Harwich and Dovercourt joining the other two – and was donated by Braintree back in 1993.

Colchester’s team of Stewart Ness, Peter and Sharon Manby, Bill Eke, Ladies captain Renate Clarke, club captain Mike Withers, Catherine Chick, Helen Tartellin, Duncan and Sarah Turner, Alan McNaught and Julie Ruscoe were in fine form to continue the club’s dominance of the event.

The Curry Cup team also put on a good showing to beat Haverhill, 13-5.

There were foursomes wins for Andy Smith and Phil Hayward (one-up), John Redden and Mick Potter (two-up, Shaun Holmes and Mike Blakeborough (7&6) and Matt Michael and Scott Vass (4&3) to give the hosts a 4-2 lead at lunch.

Colchester roared into action in the afternoon, taking nine of the 12 points up for grabs.

Smith won 6&4, Hayward 3&2, Holmes one-up, Redden 3&2, Vass 1up, Stephen Cullis 4&2, Kyle Appleton 3&1, Joe Jackson 3&2 with halves for Potter and Blakeborough.

More than 50 players battled it out for the Ladies Windfall Trophy at Colchester GC, with Patricia Walker (25) coming up trumps to win by two shots.

Her 37 points put her clear of Romany Foster (29) with Pat Kettle (18) third on countback ahead of Kyung Hee Cho (24).

Four players finished on 33 – Claire Croger (21), Carline Slagle (30), Bev Parker (21) and Marilyn Free (31).

There was a standout showing in the Junior Centenary Medal, with 20-handicapper Oliver Baker returning a brilliant nett 60 to win by five shots.

Baker, who won the Spring Trophy back in April, had an excellent ten pars and seven bogeys up to the 18th tee before running up a triple-bogey seven on the last.

His 60 secured him a well-deserved three-shot cut.

Romy Bozier (22) was also in fine form with a great 65 and another three-shot cut.

Max Day (17) was third on 67 with Theo Baker (12) fourth, on 70.

The Vets team hosted Chelmsford and ran out comfortable 6-2 winners.

Clive Kerr and Alec Alden won 6&5, Les Daughtrey and Simon Rippingale two-up, John Champ and David Cairns 4&3, Roy Darby and David Kemble 3&1, David Latta and Nick Clare 5&3 and Barry Haley and Stuart Thackrah 2&1.

That was some consolation following Colchester GC's 5-3 loss at The Warren with the only victors being Daughtrey and Peter Robinson two-up, Lorrie Austin and David Kemble (2&1) and Rippingale and Brian Alton (3&2).

Jonathan Gilbert (5), Calum McKenzie (11) and Dafydd Stephens (16) took the honours, in the Sunday Am-Am.

With the two best scores from three counting they left their charge late with Mckenzie shooting three birdies in the last six holes to amass a staggering 87 points.

That put them six points clear of Ashley Yates (18), Richard Haines (ten) and Scott Scrivens (11) who squeezed out Peter Quinn (15), Clive Mason (ten) and Edward Mason (27) on countback for second place.