Chelmsford Green v Colchester 14th July 2017

A Colchester team of Jill Mills (5) Jane Collier (6) Stephen Scrase (8) and Gill Glen (9) visited Writtle today to play the Chelmsford Green side of Paul Bridgman (3) Judith Hand (4) Tess Gossett (9) and Betty Craig (12) in a EACF Handicap League fixture. Weather was again set fair and, with the lawns running rather slower after recent heavy rain, local knowledge certainly aided the Greens as they narrowly won both doubles 7-5 and 7-6. They extended their lead by winning the first set of singles 3-1 but Colchester responded by taking the second set by the same margin to leave the score at lunchtime Chelmsford 6 Colchester 4. Seemingly with all to play, however, the afternoon singles went Chelmsford’s way by 7 games to 1 and by a remarkable 54 hoops to 32. Final score CHELMSFORD GREEN 13 (114 hoops) COLCHESTER 5 (89 hoops). A fine allround performance with Judith, Tess and Betty all winning 3 of their 4 singles whilst Paul protected his stroke index by winning 2. Tea and cakes were enjoyed after the match by the teams and supporters. Thanks go to Deb for timekeeping duties and completing the paperwork that is forwarded to the EACF after each match. JS