The Hazards played their long-standing fixture with their old friends of the XL Club at a chilly but dry Berkshire Golf Club on Thursday 8thMarch. The course had recovered well from the snow and storms of the previous week. A strong Hazards team had an even battle in the morning, with the match well poised at 3-3 at lunch. The pressure was on for a good performance in the afternoon if we were to retain the salver with an unprecedented two wins in a row. The teams enjoyed the usual excellent lunch and were alert enough to absorb the reshuffling of matches necessitated by some requested early departures. The afternoon proved to be extremely successful, and in a great team effort the Hazards ran out winners by 7 ½ to 4 ½.