Chelmsford v Colchester

Last Friday Chelmsford entertained Colchester in an East Anglian B Level match played in ideal conditions for croquet. Our team of Paul Bridgman, John Skuse, Tony Frewin and David Dawsey started well and by lunch led by 3 games to nil. The second half of the fixture continued in similar vein apart from a sterling effort by Colchester’s 4th player Pat Drinkwater who managed a 3 set win over David Dawsey 7-5 5-7 7-4. In fact this was one of 5 games that went to best of 3 with the closest being that of Paul Bridgman overcoming Jill Waters 2-7 7-3 7-6. Other Colchester players taking part were Lydia Vaux and Stephen Scrase. Final score Chelmsford 6 Colchester 1. Thanks must go to Anne Skuse for providing a regular supply of teas and coffees throughout the day and to Marion Manning of Colchester for her help in keeping a check on the scores.