Our visitors were greeted with the most beautiful Cornish day at our courts at Porthpean.
Cornwall gained an early advantage by winning the morning matches 2-1.
Needing only two victories in the afternoon singles, Cornwall soon forged an unassailable lead with David Edwards and Nigel Grant gaining strong 'pegging out' victories.
David Edward's performance, 2 from 2 for the day, was particularly notable as he was playing for the first time off his new handicap of 14 (he is a rapid improver) and he beat his afternoon opponent 26-2!
Other team members were Malcolm Hooper and Tony Jennings and everyone played their part in an enjoyable and successful day's croquet.
Left: Cornwall & Sidmouth Teams.
Sidmouth, seated left to right: -
Ian Friedlander, Peter Hill,
Derek Powell(Captain), Graham Harford.
Cornwall, standing left to right: -
Malcolm Hooper, Nigel Grant(captain),
David Edwards, Tony Jennings.
Below: Nigel Grant(Cornwall) pegging out.
Edwards & Grant bt Friedlander & Powell 17-14
Hooper lost to Hills 10-13
Jennings bt Harford 13-12
Grant bt Friedlander 26-7
Hooper lost to Powell 13-20
Edwards bt Harford 26-2
Jennings lost to Hills 8-16