Trendlewood retain team title
PUBLISHED: 14:49 06 April 2011
NAILSEA Croquet Club's lawns were packed on Sunday, with 10 teams and over 40 players taking part in the South West Federation short croquet team event.
NAILSEA Croquet Club’s lawns were packed on Sunday, with 10 teams and over 40 players taking part in the South West Federation short croquet team event.
The teams were divided into two divisions. In the first division there were two teams from Nailsea - Nailsea and Trendlewood, and one each from Kington Langley, Fowey and Bath.
Trendlewood and Fowey got off to a good start and after three rounds, Fowey were in the lead with eight wins, Trendlewood were in second place with seven wins and the other teams had three wins each.
In the fourth round Trendlewood had a bye, Nailsea beat Fowey 3-1 and Kington Langley drew with Bath 2-2. In the final round Fowey had a bye, Nailsea beat Kington Langley 3-1, and Trendlewood beat Bath 3-1.
The final result was: Trendlewood 10 wins; Nailsea and Fowey 9; Kington Langley and Bath 5.
As the bottom team is demoted next year, this had to be decided by a shoot-out at the peg, which Kington Langley won 3-2 after each team had 12 shots at the peg. This is the second successive year that Trendlewood has won this event. The star players were Brigit Clayton, who won all four of her games and Jim Gregory on three wins.
In the second division the clear winners were Cornwall, who had an unassailable lead after four rounds. The final result was: Cornwall 11 wins; Barnstaple 9; Swindon and the A Team (a composite team, made up to replace Dyffryn who withdrew a few days before the event) 7; Broadwas 6. Cornwall will be promoted and will replace Bath in the first division next year.