Information flow may hurt Yorkshire hopes

Daniel Wasteney plays for Yorkshire today
Daniel Wasteney plays for Yorkshire today
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Yorkshire captain Daryl Berry plans to turn Newbiggin Golf Club in Northumberland into a communication black hole this afternoon, should the race for the Northern Counties title go down to the wire.

Yorkshire’s amateur team go into the final game at Northumberland today level in wins with Lancashire but trailing their Roses rivals in the points column, by a solitary point.

The forward-thinking White Rose have been ahead of the game this season by updating their match scores in foursomes and singles via social media and live web updates. But Berry, who is the man with his hands on the technological controls, says if nerves get too frayed in this afternoon’s singles, he may pull the plug on the flow of information.

“I might stop the updates if it gets tight to leave Lancashire guessing,” said Berry, mischieviously.

“There’s a lot of people in Yorkshire who like to follow the scores, but it might not be helpful for us today to continue doing it.”

Yorkshire trail going into the final round because they slipped up at Cheshire earlier this month.

They have aleady beaten Lancashire this season and will win the title if they match or better Lancashire’s win and points-scored total at the end of play today.

“Our players have to just take care of their match and we shouldn’t have to worry about Lancashire,” added Berry.

The Yorkshire team (minus new English amateur champion Nick Marsh who is playing in the St Andrews’ Trophy): Joe Dean, Daniel Wasteney, Jonathan Thompson (Lindrick), William Whiteoak (Shipley), Dan Browne (Bedale), Jamie Bower (Meltham), Jamie Harrison (Rotherham), Jack Lampkin (Ilkley), Martin Brown, Craig Smith (Pike Hills), Ben Brewster (Bawtry) and Steve Robins (Hull).