In their final North West weekend handicap league match of the 2018 season Chester ‘lost the battle but won the war’.
Representing Chester, David Boyd (captain), Robin Tasker, Brian Walton and Paul Watson played an away match against Crake Valley, Cumberland, last Monday, 1 October. The morning session of a doubles and two singles games saw Chester gain a lead of 2 games to 1, but Crake came back with a vengeance in the afternoon winning all four singles games to give them a 5 – 2 win for the day. However, by adding the two games won in the morning, Chester edged enough ahead in the league to beat second placed Bury Peelers to give Chester the league championship by a margin of just a single game.
Following an earlier victory in the North West level play golf croquet league, this latest result gives Chester two championships out of the North West Federation’s six leagues in 2018 – a brilliant success for the club.