TWINS Matt and Thomas Durrell put together a great round to win Colchester Golf Club’s Curtis Cup.

The Durrells, with Matt playing off a handicap of eight and Thomas off 12, produced a final score of plus 7 to triumph in the pairs bogey competition.

Their strength was in the last four holes, where they finished impressively with birdie, par, birdie, birdie.

A strong finish was needed, as there were five pairs just one hole behind them who all returned scores of plus six.

After a complicated countback, Steve Parlett (15) and Guy Lennox (8) were adjudged to finish second spot, with plus five on their back nine.

Keith Jacobs (9) and Terry Barfield (16) claimed third.

Fourth spot was secured by Matt Black (7) and Edward Pain (12), with Sam Latta (8) and Jon Jaggs (13) slipping in to fifth.

Julian Munson (10) and Jess Woodall (9) were the final pair to return plus six.

The Curtis Cup, which was first played for in 1933, is one of the more friendly bogey competition formats.

Tim Rogers and Dick Bokenham scored a handsome 45 points to win the Dick Procter Trophy, which is now in its sixth year.

Playing better ball Rogers (ten) and Bokenham (13) blended well to beat second-placed duo Tom Rothery (nine) and Alan Hyde (eight) by one point.

Also returning 44 points but losing out on the countback were Steven Sheffield (12) and Steven English (nine).

It was fitting that Bokenham was successful as he was instrumental setting up the competition in memory of their friend and erstwhile playing partner, Dick Procter.

Colchester’s Vets continued their series of weekly friendlies with a home fixture against Gosfield Lake.

The final score producing the first halved match of the season.

Simon Rippingale and Stuart Thackrah produced a fine 5&3 win to save any blushes over the fine lunch that followed.