Golf: Larratt hits the Heights with win at Humberstone
Bob Larratt was back in the winner's circle when the County Alliance meeting was played at Humberstone Heights.
Kibworth's Larratt, a former European Senior Tour regular, fired level-par 70 on a bitterly cold, windy day, to win by a stroke from Lutterworth's Dan Bailey.
Larratt carded three birdies over the front nine holes but turned in two-under par after dropping a shot at the eighth.
He came back in two-over with bogeys at the 10th and 14th holes.
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Scraptoft members dominated the overall Stableford, with Ken Abbott and Dennis Hewitt top with their tally of 45 points, two more than their clubmates Eric Vitols and Mark Quin-Jarvis.
Pro-am pair Nick Prentice and Sam Gamble (Park Hill) were third on 42.
Barry Gisborne, the Alliance president, and his Kibworth clubmate Terry Vasey, took the am-am section award when they notched 41 points.
John Peake had a hole-in-one in Scraptoft's opening tournament of the season.
It came at the 117-yard 11th, when he hit a wedge from the tee to achieve his second-ever ace.
Peake, who has a 15-handicap, was competing in the Captain's Texas Scramble, which was won by Dave Cort, Declan O'Reilly, Wayne Clarke and Anthony Arlott with their 57.6 net return.
Tommy Airnes, Shaun Bryan, Wayne Dignum and Ricky Bryan were second on 58 net, with Chris Fawcett, Dennis Bingham, Gregg Hulbert and Mark Quin-Jarvis third on 59.9 net.
Also high on the leaderboard were fourth-placed John Tansley, Kevin Glyn-Smith, Robert Lapworth and Paul Steggles on 60.9 net, with Stuart Gutteridge, Alan Lovatt, David Yates and David Bloxham fifth on 61.3 net, and Tom James, Oliver Booth, Ashley Thomson and James Rowe sixth on 61.4 net after a tie with two more teams on the same mark.
An am-am at Scraptoft saw Terry Peel, Stephen Elliott, John Tansley and Antony Squire take the honours on local rule on 90 points, with Karl Stinchcombe, Jimmy Martin, Louis Lord and Lee Gibbins runners-up.
Michael Carr, George Knew, Robert Turner and Nick Peplow were third on 86, with Richard Norton, Chris Beaumont, Robert Brown and Geoff Godsmark fourth on 84.
Mike Rose leads the men's Winter League at Market Harborough with his 163 aggregate.
Rich Dixon and Jonathan Peake are both on 161 as the event reaches a climax.
Other front-runners are Esteban Camps, 158, Dave Geekie, 154 and Earl Harrison, 150, from their completed rounds. Ian Freestone, with a three-round total of 127, remains well-placed to challenge the current leaders.