Taittinger met CPG Nightingale in the Final of the Texaco Trophy on the River ground on 6th July. Playing for George Cadogan’s Taittinger side in the 12 goal tournament were Sebastian Dawnay (3 goals) at number 2, Tom Brodie, (4 goals) at number 3 with 5 goaler Will Emerson at Back. CPG Nightingales saw patron Sally Turner (-1) in the number 1 position, Ollie Cork (3 goals) at 2, George Meyrick (6 goals) at 3 and Henry Fisher (4 goals) at Back. A busy first chukka saw the opening goal come from George Meyrick but an impressive response from Will Emerson put three consecutive goals on the scoreboard for Taittinger. In chukka 2, Henry Fisher scored for CPG Nightingale and then Sally Turner drew level for her side on 3-3 but it wasn’t long before Emerson retaliated with two more goals putting Taittinger ahead 5-3 to end the first half.
In chukka 3 Ollie Cork pulled one back for CPG Nightingale but yet again it was Emerson who scored for Taittinger and 6-4 on the scoreboard by the close of the chukka. Sebastian Dawnay took Taittinger further ahead at the start of the fourth chukka but a fine trio of goals from Henry Fisher brought the scores level on 7-7 and the match went into an extra chukka. A swift goal from George Meyrick saw victory for CPG Nightingale and Sally Turner was delighted to receive the very handsome Texaco trophy, one of Cowdray’s finest. Henry Fisher’s grey mare Fortune won the award for Best Playing Pony.
In the subsidiary Final Cowdray Vikings/DJ Cats beat Yaguara 7-5.
Photographs © Mark Beaumont
FINAL OF THE HEYSHOTT CUP 7TH JULY 2019
Eight teams entered the 6 goal Heyshott Cup with Vendetta and Cowdray Vikings reaching the final. Making up the Vendetta side were Garrie Renucci (-1), Nicholas Rogerson (0 goals) at 2, Ollie Cork (3 goals) at 3 and Jimmy Wood (4 goals) at the back door. Will Drewitt (0 goals) took the number 1 position in Lila Pearson’s Cowdray Vikings team, with Lila (0 goals) at 2, Lachie Gilmore (2 goals) at 3 and team captain Will Emerson (5 goals) at Back.
A lively performance by the Vendetta side saw them ahead on 4-1 at half time. The team increased its lead with a goal apiece from Rogerson, Cork and Wood to close the third chukka 7-1 ahead. In the final chukka, Lachie Gilmore sent through a 60 yard penalty shot to pull one back for Cowdray Vikings, swiftly answered by a goal from Ollie Cork for Vendetta. A last goal from Emerson could not alter the resounding victory for Vendetta on a final score of 8-3.