On Tuesday June 7th Cornwall Croquet Club sent a Team of 3 players, Tony Jennings, Des Honey & Stephen Read, to Wellington CC to play an SWF Intermediate League Match.
Wellington CC has only 1 full sized somewhat challenging lawn, at the Oake Manor Golf Club next to Oake Church ( a very picturesque setting), which meant that some of the singles games had to be played in a shortened format ( 18 point instead of 26 point games).
The morning play was a single & doubles game, The Cornwall Team found Wellington, with local knowledge, too strong & lost both games.
This left the afternoon play of 3 singles played to the 18 point format. Cornwall having learnt the idiosyncrasies of the lawn found their form & won all 3 games decisively.
This was followed by a very nice tea under a magnificent Oak tree next to their Pavilion.
Final Score: Wellington 2 Cornwall 3
|Cornwall & Wellington Teams:
Standing, Stephen Read(C), Tony Jennings(C), Des Honey(C).
Seated, John Pugsley(W), David Wickham(W), Tony Burch(W).
|Tony Burch(W) in action||The Pavilion & Lawn at Wellington CC|
|Oake Church next to Wellington CC|
Photos by S Read.