Fowey's debut into events organised by the South West Federation of Croquet Clubs proved a great success, with a victory in the Short Team Event at Nailsea on Easter Day.
Playing in the 2nd Division, the team of four, Margaret Read, Stephen Read, David Eldwards and Rosemary Bradshaw (Captain), secured comfortable wins in all their 16 matches against Barnstaple, and thus will gain promotion to the 1st Division next year.
Meanwhile the larger Cornwall Club, winners last year, fared less well, with only 7 wins, and consequentially relegation.
Left: Fowey's winning team : left to right : David Edwards, Rosemary Bradshaw, Margaret Read, Stephen Read
Right: Peter Dyke presents Rosemary Bradshaw, Fowey Captain, with the Award for winning the 2nd Division of the SWF Short Croquet Team Event.
Fowey now have a new lawn mower, which they hope will improve their small playing area at the Fowey Hotel.
Details of the Fowey Club : 01726 832837/832034.
Cornwall Croquet will be having an Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday, 7th May.
Details of the Cornwall Club : 01726 832034/71564.