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Benaud's boys swoop to win inaugural PJs Cup
Pedro's Finger!

The inaugural Players and Jesters Golf Cup was won by Benaud's boys in a fiercely fought battle against JP's lads on March 7th.

The first ever PJs Cup was fought out as a head to head, with Ben Roskrow's winning team including Pedro Simpson, "Lord" Dave Josephs and Tony "Pellegrini" Cox facing the might of Jonny "JP" Purkis, Simon "Wombers" Wombwell with Andrew Neale and Craig Bennett.

The close fought competition was played out at Harpenden Common GC and was effectively settled down the 18th, with Benaud's team edging JP out by a couple of points.

JP handed the trophy to Ben with a glint in his eye that suggested he would be winning it back soon.

The PJs Cup is not just any trophy, but a bespoke piece of craftsmanship nicknamed "Pedro's Finger" which will have a familiar look to it to any of our batsmen that have had the misfortune to face a confident, or even half-hearted, LBW shout when Pedro is umpiring.

The competition was played on behalf of the Watling View School at St Albans school for children and young people aged from 2 to 19 with either severe, or profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Dave's son Dom attends the school, so it we saw it as an ideal good cause to underpin the competition.

All players made a voluntary contribution to the school and raised a good few quid to a cause close to our hearts.

"We established the PJs Cup for three reasons," said Ben. "Because it was time the PJs had a golf competition, because we wanted to raise some money for Watling View and because we get to play golf on a Monday morning.

"We want to repeat this again in the autumn - not least because the lovely Mrs Roskrow wants the trophy out of our house as soon as possible.

If anyone wants to play contact me, JP or Dave and we'll look forward to a regular competition."

To find out more about Watling View School and the great work it does, visit http://www.watlingview.herts.sch.uk/


JP and Ben

JP and Ben with the trophy

Ben's team

Ben's Team

JP's team

JP's Team

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