GC B Level Match Report

Match Report Chelmsford v Norwich Croquet Clubs, July 14, 2019 Golf Croquet, B-level, EACF league match. In perfect croquet weather, warm and overcast, the Chelmsford team of Karen Jones (4), John Mariner (3), Paul Bridgman (3) and Tony Frewin (3) welcomed a Norwich team plus scorer and four lovely dogs! They (the team!) consisted of Trevor Whittaker (4), Jeremy Moore (5), Ruth Cole (6) and David Atkinson (8). The match consisted of two doubles games and four singles games. Despite the fairly big handicap difference between the two teams, the majority of games throughout the match were very close. Both initial doubles games went to a golden hoop with Chelmsford winning on each occasion. In the second doubles, John and Tony again won on a golden hoop with Paul and Karen cruising to a 7-4 win. Chelmsford won three of the four singles games before lunch giving the home team a healthy 7-1 lead. Chelmsford must have taken the John Skuse ‘play hungry’ advice onboard, as they came out of the blocks after lunch winning all eight games and wrapping up the match for CCC. With three major sporting events on TV, we lobbied hard for the final four games to be scrubbed, but Norwich asked to play it out. Well done Paul for winning all six games, with Karen, John and Tony winning five out of six. Final match score CCC 17 games to Norwich 3 (134 hoops to 95) which must be one of Chelmsford’s best level play match results. Thank you Karen for doing a great job providing refreshments all day and thanks Lesley and Julia for baking two yummy cakes. And thanks for your support Bob. TF