Season in full swing

After more than a year when inter-club games have been suspended, North West Federation league matches are back in full swing. In the past week, the club has fielded teams in three more matches.

On Wednesday, 2 June, the Chester Centurions level play golf croquet team played Culcheth in glorious sunshine. Sally Slater (captain), David Boyd and David Crawford were ahead by 8 games to 1 at lunchtime, but the score line belied how closely fought some of the games were. The Chester team held the lead through the afternoon and the final score was a satisfying 15 – 2 win for the club

On the following day, the club’s other level play golf croquet team, the Chester Chariots, played away against Llanfairfechan. It was another enjoyable day but the outcome was less successful with a 11 – 7 win by Llanfairfechan.

Then on Sunday, 6 June, Chester played at home against Fylde in the NW Advanced B Level league. On a day that started cloudy and cool but became gloriously sunny Chester, represented by Jerry Guest, David Guyton and Robin Tasker, managed to win a finely balanced match.

The morning games were shared with Chester winning the doubles game by only a single point as time was called and Fylde winning the singles game. After a picnic lunch in the park in warm June sunshine, the three afternoon singles games were all closely fought. Ultimately all went Chester’s way to secure an overall 4 – 1  victory with some skilful and entertaining croquet played by both sides.

The Chester lawns were commended by the Fylde team and a thoroughly enjoyable and competitive day was shared by all.