Golf: Fantastic five for Birstall
Birstall are the County under-35s scratch knock-out champions for the fifth year in a row.
They finished five-up on aggregate against Cosby in the 36-hole final at Glen Gorse.
Cosby led after the opening round when their top pairing of James Billingham and Matt Peyton were three-up against Chris Webb and Scott Wormleighton.
The other game saw Cosby's Oli Walmsley and Luke Burrows finish all square against Jack Merry and Stuart Marriott.
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But both Birstall pairs won three out of the first four holes of the afternoon session to take a three-up lead.
Cosby battled back to one-up in the top match and one-down in the second, all square overall after 27 holes.
The golf was of a high quality with lots of birdies, particularly over the closing stretch.
The top game swung back towards Birstall, with Webb and Wormleighton taking a two-hole lead before a bogey-five at the last forced them to settle for a one-up win.
In game two, holes 12 and 13 were halved in birdies before Birstall pulled away to four-up after 15 holes, where Merry and Marriott made their second birdie-two of the day.
They ended four-up to ensure Birstall again claimed the title.
In the earlier rounds, Birstall beat Melton Mowbray and Forest Hill, while Cosby won against Kirby Muxloe and Whetstone.