It was a home derby clash at Chester Croquet Club on Wednesday, 26 May, when the Club’s two level play golf croquet teams of Chester Centurions played Chester Chariots. The Centurions – Garry Greenwood (captain), Sally Slater and David Boyd – quickly went ahead in the morning matches, leading by 5-1 at lunchtime. There was a late pull back by the Chariots – Pat Clare (captain), Pauline Walters and Roger Haigh – but not enough to change the outcome. The Chester Centurions won their first game of the season 15-3.
On Saturday, 29 May, a North West Federation golf croquet league match took place at home against Southport. The Chester team was Pauline Walters (captain), Jude Wise, Kerry Dadson and Jill Foley. It was a hugely enjoyable and exciting match, with the final score being a 9-9 draw. Kerry and Jude were playing in their first match for Chester.