Match reports 5 June 2017

During the week, Chester competed in two NW leagues.

There was a victory by 4 games to 3 for the Chester team of Helen Brophy (captain), David Boyd, Robin Tasker and Paul Taylor in the mid week league match against Bury. Paul was playing in his first full lawn league match. The match was played at Bury on Wednesday 31st May, in glorious sunshine.

Most of the games had very close results, including Paul Taylor’s singles game, which he lost by just 1 hoop when his opponent rallied in the last turn  of the game, after Paul had been leading all through the game. Robin also had a very good singles game, when he won despite the drawback of having one of his balls pegged out by his opponent.

On Saturday, Chester lost the match against Fylde 13 – 3 in the NW short croquet league.  It was a lovely day for an enjoyable and friendly match against very good opponents who were far more experienced than the Chester team. Many of the games were harder fought than the score implies and given that more than one of our players was playing in a league match for the first time, they held their ground well, learning much from the skills of our visitors.

Fylde’s Peter Wilson prepares to strike a 4 ball cannon