On Tuesday 1st May, Chester Chariots level play golf croquet team played their first match of the season against a very strong team from Pendle in the North West federation league. It was an enjoyable day but very much a learning experience. Chester lost the match 6 – 12. The captain was Janet Jackson, with Paul Taylor and Roger Edwards. They each won 2 games. It was Roger’s first level play match playing for Chester.
The next day, the second level play golf croquet team, Chester Centurions, played Bury at Chester. The early rain stopped and the sun shone all day, cooled only by the wind. Chester won 12-8. Team captain was Garry Greenwood playing with Alan Clare and Trevor Farrell.
On Sunday 6th May, the Chester golf croquet team of Sally Slater (captain), Janet Jackson, Mel Hagan and Chris Thomas travelled up to Bury to play Bury South in the North West federation golf croquet handicap league. The score line of 13-3 to Bury belied the close nature of the match, with many games going to the golden hoop.