Three teams from Chester Croquet Club took part in the Southport Festival of Croquet on 24th and 25th of June. This two day tournament is thought to be the largest single event croquet competition in the world. The team of Sarah Andrew, John Dawson and Robin Tasker playing full lawn Association Croquet came second in their section. The team won 8 of their 14 games. A novice team of Val Sanders, Hugh Bray and Helen Allcock playing short lawn Association Croquet were less successful winning 4 out of 15 games. The golf croquet team of Mel Hagan, Roger Haigh, Peter Fey, Chris Thomas, Elaine Smith and Sandy Finchett-Maddock played 21 games in all and won 8 of them.
A Chester team of Sarah Andrew, John Dawson, Jerry Guest and Alan Clare were back in Southport on Sunday 2nd July to play in the NW handicap league. A strong Southport team won 6 out of the 7 games, but the teams enjoyed great weather and wonderful lawn conditions