Nailsea & District Croquet Club recently held a one-ball competition to raise money for UNHCR, a United Nations charity which supports refugees all over the world, in-line with other clubs up and down the country holding the same event.

One-ball is a hybrid game where both players has just one ball rather than having two each. Whilst playing under Association Croquet rules, having only two balls on the lawn limits the break-making aspect of the game, and makes it a bit of a cat-and-mouse game.

The colour theme was sky blue and 19 Nailsea players dressed in blue, made their donations, and played each other to try to qualify for one of the two national finals.

To continue the theme, at tea time, there was a blueberry cake, made and donated by Mary Hogg.

The weather was beautiful and everyone enjoyed a fun day in the sun. Nearly £150 was raised at Nailsea with the national total likely to be around £6,000.

The winner of the Nailsea heat was Paul Arbos and he will proceed to the Nottingham Final in May. Contact Kathy Wallace on 07718 628287 if you are interested on finding out more about croquet.