Three Nailsea members represent Somerset
PUBLISHED: 14:19 19 September 2012
Three members of Nailsea Croquet Club - Jim Gregory, Jim Field and Peter Dyke represented Somerset at the county championships.
THREE members of Nailsea Croquet Club - Jim Gregory, Jim Field and Peter Dyke, took part in the Inter County Golf Croquet Championship at Sussex County Croquet Club, Sussex.
The fourth member of the team was Jonathan Isaacs, who was born at Bath and is now resident in Sussex and a member of Sussex County Croquet Club.
There were a total of 12 teams and each team played each other. The Somerset team started well with 2-1 wins over Suffolk and Dorset, but then lost to Kent, Oxfordshire, Sussex and Surrey, all 1-2.
On Sunday, the Somerset team had a narrow 1-2 loss to the combined County Durham/Yorkshire team losing both singles 6-7, but winning the doubles 7-6. This was followed with 2-1 wins over Hampshire and Glamorgan and 1-2 losses to Leicestershire and the combined Worcestershire/Gloucestershire team.
Overall, Somerset had four wins and came eighth. This was not a bad result for the team as none of the younger top ranking Somerset players were available for this fixture. The winning county for the second successive year was Kent.
On Sunday, Nailsea Central beat Camerton and Peasedown North away by 13.5-6.5 in the semi-final of the South West Federation Golf Croquet League.