Chelmsford v Hunstanton 8th June 2018

Chelmsford’s second fixture in the GC B League took place at Writtle on a fine day for croquet. With lawns freshly cut judgment of pace was important as the home team took a 2-1 lead by lunchtime. Paul Bridgman (3) and John Skuse (3) exercised great control in winning their doubles game versus Noel Gill (4) and Bryan Saddington (5) 7-3 7-4 whilst Tony Frewin (3) had no trouble in overcoming a newcomer to competitive croquet Ian Wilson (12) winning 7-1 7-0. Only Judith Hand (4) playing David Boxell (6) had to concede over 3 tightly fought games 6-7 7-5 3-7. After lunch Tony had little trouble beating David 7-4 7-3 and Judith had a 7-1 7-2 win over Ian Wilson to establish a winning score. On the lower lawn John beat Bryan 7-3 7-4 whilst Paul and Noel shared the spoils 7-6 5-7. It was now time for tea and cake before sending the very friendly Hunstanton quartet + 1 home with our best wishes for a safe trip back to Norfolk. Thanks go to all who helped during the day in the provision of refreshments. Result Chelmsford 5 Hunstanton 1.