After numerous phone calls to actually get a team together and big discussions over the weather forecast, it was decided to play the Blues final handicap game of the season against Maldon Lakeside , on Friday 8 th August at Foresters Park. The weather held, with frequent blasts of strong wind aiding the downhill shots but hampering the return uphill ones. Chelmsford team of Judith (4), Lena(9), Deborah (11) and Janis (12) battled hard , the first round of doubles was shared followed by two rounds of shared singles leaving the lunch score of 5 all. Sandwiches and chips were served in the clubhouse and as often happens play went downhill in the afternoon session. Judith picking up the only game for Chelmsford. Chelmsford ladies fought hard giving away 32 extra turns in the course of the game and taking 6 of the 18 matches to the ‘golden hoop’ winning three of them. Play over tea and cake was served back in the clubhouse. An enjoyable day in difficult conditions played to the friendly spirit of the game. Unfortunately Blues lost 6-12. Maldon team Shirley Wallis (10), Peter Marven (10), Jill Joslin (11) and Mary Burd (11).