Nailsea knocked out in the semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 14:17 24 August 2011




Nailsea Croquet Club are knocked out of the Golf Croquet Inter Club Championship by last year’s champions, Ashby, in the semi-finals.

NAILSEA were knocked out of the Golf Croquet Inter Club Championship by last year’s champions, Ashby, in the semi-finals.

Ashby, playing at their home ground were on good form, whereas, for the first time this season, none of the Nailsea players could find their best form and Ashby won 7-0.

Results - doubles: Ryan Cabble and Peter Dyke lost 2-7, 7-3, 3-7. Singles: Jim Gregory lost 1-7. 5-7 and 2-7, 4-7; Brian McCausland lost 4-7, 3-7 and 4-7, 5-7; Ryan Cabble lost 2-7, 2-7; Peter Dyke lost 3-7, 5-7.

Cabble was in much better form the previous weekend when he won the Musk’s Cup for the second successive year.

This tournament is an invitation event featuring the eight best available players in the country. Ryan beat six of his seven opponents to take the title.

He is enjoying a successful season and has won five important events this year including the British Open Doubles. He has also represented England in both the Under-21 World Golf Croquet Championship and the World Golf Croquet Championship.

Nailsea South West beat Dowlish Wake South West 14-5 at home. This was the Nailsea team’s last match of the season and they finish in second place in their section of the league.

Results - doubles: Brian and Breda Roynon lost 4-5 and 5-6; Polly Reynolds and Robin Hendry won 7-4; Jim Gregory and Pam Hendry won 5-3. Singles: Jim Gregory won 7-3, 4-2 and 7-3; Brian Roynon won 7-4, drew 6-all and lost 2-7; Polly Reynolds won 5-3, lost 6-7 and won 7-5; Brenda Roynon won 7-5, 7-2 and 7-2; Pam Hendry lost 4-6 and won 7-5; Robin Hendry won 7-6 and 3-1.

As a result of her three singles wins Brenda Roynon’s golf croquet handicap has gone down from seven to six.

Nailsea South East won their final game of the season with a 5-0 home win against Kingston Maurward. This team finishes top of its section in the B League and goes forward to the semi-final in September.

Results - doubles: Polly Reynolds and Erica Malaiperuman won +17T (21-4). Singles: Alan Longdon won +9T (20-11) and +23; Polly Reynolds won +4T (18-14); Erica Malaiperuman won +22T (25-3).

As a result of his two singles wins, Alan 
Longdon’s association croquet handicap has gone down from 18 to 16.

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