Close encounters for Nailsea teams

PUBLISHED: 17:30 11 July 2017

Nailsea Croquet Club.

Nailsea Croquet Club.

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Nailsea Croquet Club teams took part in several league games which finished with narrow margins for both sides.

This was a close league match throughout the day’s play, with Nailsea Central South staying in front by a small margin against Taunton Deane.

As the match went into the final three games, the score was 10-7 to Nailsea. Taunton won two games with the final game of the day between the two captains. Stephen Custance-Baker captain of Taunton, a handicap -2 player and Steve Durston, captain of Nailsea a four handicap.

Durston won this closely fought game 7-6, ensuring that the Nailsea team won the match 11-9.

Nailsea Central South’s match against Abbey was played at the home club near Glastonbury. A close-fought match all the way ended with Abbey narrowly winning 10.5-9.5.

The Nailsea Central North Team played at Kington Langley where Nailsea began the match well, despite steady drizzle and won all three games in the first round.

Peter Dyke and Doreen Wallace won their doubles game and James Galpin and Harry Wallace each won their singles games.

The second round saw Peter and Doreen in winning form again, but the other two singles games were lost by Nailsea.

A disastrous third round saw Nailsea unable to win a game, leaving Kington Langley 5-4 in the lead in the match at lunch.

The afternoon session started well with three early wins to Nailsea, but Kington Langley fought back winning all four of their final singles games in the fifth round to take the lead by 9-7.

Unfortunately Peter and Harry were unable to win their games in the last round, while Doreen drew her game and James Galpin won his game, it was not enough to pull off a win. The match result saw a 11.5-9.5 win for Kington Langley.


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