Peter had just cut the lawns which were a picture and commented on favourably by our visitors from Colchester. How lucky we are! David Dawsey’s team included Bob Jones, Betty Craig and Keith Harris whilst Colchester’s foursome were Ian Cummings, Jill Mills, Lydia Vaux and Steven Scrase. Chelmsford started well winning both doubles and 5 of the first 8 singles to enjoy a lead at lunchtime of 7 games to 3. However the afternoon saw a complete change of fortune. The next set of 4 singles went 3-1 to Colchester and the final set was a complete whitewash as our visitors took the spoils and won the match by 10 games to 8 with a hoop difference of 105 to 93. Fatigue had clearly crept into the Chelmsford camp by the time those last 4 games were played as the hoop difference of 28 to 13 demonstrates. The day finished with tea and cakes before our visitors left for home.