GC Friendly v Leighton Linslade

Our visitors, prompted by warnings about possible car-parking problems, had arrived by 9.30am and Judith managed proceedings as play got underway in bright sunshine. This Doubles Friendly with our welcome visitors from Leighton Linslade took the form of 4 fixed doubles pairings representing Chelmsford whilst Leighton decided just prior to the match to rotate departing from their normal practice of established pairings throughout the day. Clearly this worked in our favour as Tony and Deb and Bob and Betty both won all their 4 games whilst Karen and Sheila and John M and June only dropped one game making the winning margin 14-2 with a hoop difference of 106 to 63. The sight of 16 immaculately clad players all in white playing on our lawns on a lovely day in October was a sight to behold. This is the second time that Leighton Linslade have visited Writtle for a friendly and one hopes that next year we can raise a team to travel to their courts in Leighton Buzzard for a return match. The day concluded with the usual sharing of refreshments and thanks to our visitors for an enjoyable day’s croquet.