Coralie Cup Report Chelmsford v Tipps Cross 21st August 2018

Our friends from Tipps Cross arrived promptly at 10.00am for our annual encounter in the Coralie Cup. The weather was set fair and eventually turned into a really hot day as will be seen from the attached photographs. Chelmsford’s Blue team of Betty, June, Anne, Tess, Hilary and Len had quite a struggle to win by 46 hoops to 38 thanks in large part to a 6-1 win by Betty and June in their last game on lawn 1. No fewer than 5 of their games were won by 4 hoops to 3. The Greens fared rather better with a convincing margin of victory by 56 hoops to 28. Joan, Sheila, Sue, Ernie, Peter and Keith took 11 games out of 12 to help Chelmsford a win overall by 100 hoops to 64 A fine days croquet played in the best possible spirit by both sides. . Before Tipps Cross left the most important part of the day took place with the plentiful supply of home made cakes and welcome drinks taking place. On behalf of the home team best wishes to our visitors were expressed that their local council would see reason and allow them to continue playing on their present site. Our remaining Coralie Cup fixture versus Southchurch will be played away probably either on the 19th or 26th of September.