Busy weekend for Nailsea

CROQUET - NAILSEA Croquet Club has had a busy weekend with teams involved in four league matches.

CROQUET - NAILSEA Croquet Club has had a busy weekend with teams involved in four league matches.

Nailsea South East lost to Sidmouth by four games to three in the B League semi-final at Weston on Sunday.

Results: Doubles: Brian Roynon and Carl Jones won +12. Singles: Mike Tracy lost -3T (7-10) and -5; Polly Reynods lost -11 and -1T (9-10); Brian Roynon won +3; Carl Jones won +3T (12-9).

Nailsea 1st team had two Advanced League matches, losing away at Bristol, 7-2, but beating Sidmouth 5-2.

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Bristol results: Kriss Chambers lost -10 and won +23 and ++4TPO; Marcus Evans lost -26TP, -4 and -7; Pat Long lost -7, -16 and -9

Sidmouth, 5-2 results: Doubles: John Grimshaw and Brian McCausland lost -4. Singles: Kriss Chambers won +25 and +26TP; Marcus Evans won +6TPO and +1TP; John Grimshaw won +6; Brian McCausland lost -20.

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Nailsea 2nd team lost at home to Cedar Park (Bristol's 2nd team) by four games to three.

Results: Doubles: Pat Long and David Hunt won +13. Singles:Geoff Hughes lost -17 and won +4; Ryan Cabble won +3 and lost -11; Pat Long lost -1; David Hunt lost -14.

Both Nailsea's Advanced League teams have now completed all their games for the season. The first team has played five games, won three, lost two and are currently in third position in the league table. The final position will not be known until all the teams complete their matches in October.

The second team has played four games, won two, lost two and has finished in third place in the second division.

Nailsea member David Richards won the All-England Handicap Area finals at Bath over the weekend with four wins out of five and he progresses to the finals at Roehampton on September 19 and 20. Peter Dyke came fourth equal with three wins and just missed out on qualifying for the finals.

Violet Delmas from Nailsea won The Mary Robinson Shield, a handicap tournament at Ryde and had her handicap reduced from 16 to 14.

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