2nd Team


2nd Team

2nd Team presentation of Stovold Trophy by Sandra Holman to Tessa Stockwell


Tessa Stockwell, 2nd Team Manager welcomes Sarah Park (Cooden Beach), Sara Whittaker (Willingdon) and Anya Olsen (Worthing) in to the County 2nd Team for 2018.  She hopes that her very successful squad will retain the Stovold Trophy for the 4th year running.

Tessa is stepping down from her role at the end of the season and is keen to find a replacement as soon as possible, further details of the position are shown below.

2nd Team Manager Wanted

After a successful 5 years, our current Second Team Manager, Tessa Stockwell, is retiring at the end of this season.  Do you think you have what it takes to lead the County Second Team?

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience in team management.
  • Communications skills.
  • Planning and organisational skills.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

If you are interested in taking on this rewarding role then please contact the County Captain, Ann Carnegie here.

2nd Team Matches 2018

23 JulySussex vs Surrey (Away)Leatherhead
27 JulySussex vs Middlesex (Home)Cowdray Golf
2 AugustSussex vs Kent (Away)Redlibbets
20 AugustSussex vs Hants (Home)Littlehampton
21 October1st Team vs 2nd TeamCowdray Golf

2017 Report

What another amazing year!  Winning the Stovold Trophy for the third year in a row is beyond our wildest dreams!

The matches were condensed into 2 very short weeks at the end of July and the beginning of August.  It began at Whyke Green GC where we beat a strong Middlesex team 7½ to 1½.  It was a good start.  5 days later we played Kent at Sweetwoods.  This was a great win against a strengthening side and we won 6½ to 2½.  2 out of 2 wins – all was going well.  Then 3 days later we played Hampshire at Stoneham!  What a wonderful course!  This was a very close fought match and unfortunately, we lost 5-4, but if we were to lose, this scoreline wasn’t the end of the world.  Our last match was against our old rivals, Surrey.  This was played on 7th August at Cowdray.  Again, it was expected to be a close match as it has always been in the past.  After the morning foursomes we were 2-1, so we only needed 3 matches to win, which we did!

As the scores were so close, it was all down to Surrey’s match against Kent which was played on 24th August.  As long as Kent did not win more than 5 games, we were the winners!  Surrey fought hard and only lost 5-4 which meant we were victorious yet again.  But … by the closest of margins – by half a game!

Congratulations to all the players who made this possible – Kathy Donohoe, Sang Porter, Suzanne Taylor, Nikki Dudman, Alison Vermes, Tracy Poulsom, Sally Brown and to the newcomers for 2017, Sian Southerton, Leanne Caffyn and Holly Crompton.  Well done team!!!

To view all the results click here.

Tessa Stockwell, 2nd Team Manager

Tel: 01730 810345 | Mobile: 07974 759380 | tessastockwell@gmail.com