Mixed weather, mixed results

Chester Croquet Club played in Cumbria on Thursday, 5 August, against Crake Valley in the North West Federation golf croquet handicap league. It was a very enjoyable match in variable weather in a lovely setting, sharing the lawns with friendly rabbits. Sadly the team of Jayne Taylor (captain), Pat Clare and Tom Grievson were defeated by the home side 14- 4, though the games were more closely fought than the final score suggests.

There was a better result in the association croquet handicap league when Chester played Bowdon on Sunday, 8 August. Play was delayed by torrential rain but by mid morning the lawns had drained well and play got underway. The Chester team of David Boyd (captain), Sally Slater, Robin Tasker and Paul Watson was 3-1 up at lunch and they maintained that lead into the afternoon with the final score being 4-2 to Chester.