RINGWAY'S Martyn Grimley used his local knowledge to good effect as the hockey legend won the Seniors title at the Cheshire Matchplay Championships on his home course.

In the semi-final against leading qualifier John Williams (Prestatyn) he won with a cool putt on the 19th and then beat Euan Dunbar (Vale Royal Abbey) by 3&1 in the final after Dunbar had won his semi-final against Steve Blakeway (Heyrose).

The championships took place over three busy days with a trio of top county trophies at stake.

In the County Championship final, leading qualifier Jack Brooks (Mere GC) eventually claimed the title for the first time with a one-hole victory over Delamere Forest’s young star Oscar Doran.

Doran had demonstrated his cool nerves in a close semi-final where he beat Rob Cull (Bromborough) on the 19th with Brooks beating Crewe’s Harry Bevan in the other semi-final with a run of five birdies helping his cause.

The competition for the Handicap Plate saw Matt Birch (Wilmslow) and James Voce (Wychwood Park) contest the final after respective semi-final wins against Lewis McNicholas (Crewe) and Tim Whitehead (Ringway) and Birch emerged with a 3&1 victory.

Cheshire president Andrew Henshall (Wilmslow GC) saw off all of the players on the first tee and was delighted to present the trophies and a county plaque to Ringway Golf Club in appreciation of their impeccable organisation.

He also thanked the CUGC officials in helping to make it an excellent county championships.