Croquet: A glorious day for croquet

NAILSEA and District Croquet Club held its annual Short Croquet Competition in glorious weather and 15 entrants contested the trophy in three blocks of five.

NAILSEA and District Croquet Club held its annual Short Croquet Competition in glorious weather and 15 entrants contested the trophy in three blocks of five.

In Block A, Mary Barnes and David Hunt had won all their matches when they faced each other in the final round. David won the game +8 to secure a semi-final place.

In Block B, the final round drew Jim Gregory and Brian McCausland together. Brian was on two wins, having been beaten -9 by Richard Delmas and Jim had won all his matches including a +1T victory against Richard. Brian won the game against Jim +5 so the "who beat whom" rule put Brian in the semi-finals.

Ryan Cabble is playing off a lower handicap this year and his matches against Brigit Clayton and Kathy Wallace were closely fought. In both games Ryan triumphed by playing in a wonderfully adventurous style and introducing more peels into his repertoire. Ryan won all his games and will be in the semi-finals.


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The Block runners-up were Mary Barnes, Jim Gregory and Brigit Clayton and they will have play-offs for the fourth semi-final place.

It is the club open day on Saturday at 2pm. Come and have a go at this fascinating sport. For more details ring 01275 843746 or 847902.

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