Nailsea & District Croquet's B side remain undefeated following their 3-2 win at Kington Langley recently.

Having comfortably beaten the same opposition in their home fixture, Nailsea travelled in confident mood.

After the first round of games, played in difficult conditions, the match was evenly poised at 1-1 but the form of Nailsea's players improved.

Wins from Roger Baddeley and Sue Burns ensured victory to keep Nailsea top with two matches to play.

Meanwhile five members from Mendip Ski Club, from Mendip Activity Centre, visited Nailsea & District Croquet Club.

Claire Bulman, Chloe White, Anthony Caviciuti, Ayesha Cantrell, and Phil Turner learnt the elementals of Association Croquet on small lawns for the first hour, which culminated in an alternate stroke attempt at using croquet to create a four-ball break.

However, their competitive nature took them onto to a full-sized lawn for a game of Golf Croquet with three per side.

It was a hard-fought match, with neither side willing to give ground. Chu, Turner and White lost the first hoop but then raced ahead, taking the next three. 

A jump shot by the host at hoop five helped level the match, but it was not enough as Caviciuti, Turner and White ended victorious 7-5.

Turner said: “We all had a great time learning that croquet is a crazy game!”