Club

Croquet

Wrest Park

2021 GC Inter Club (Murphy) Shield

v Ashby (home)     21 June     lost 1-5

report by Ashby’s Mick Haytack

The final margin of victory did not reflect the closeness of most of the games. No fewer than twelve games finished 7-6 or 7-5. The weather was coolish but there were only a few drops of rain. The players were treated to a splendid display by the resident red kites.

Wrest Park: Rob Chatwin (3), Marilyn Robinson (4), Richard Keighley (4),

Richard Skidmore (5)

Ashby: Chris Mounfield (2), Mick Haytack (3), Ray Mounfield (3),

Martin Wroughton (4)

Chris and Mick beat Rob and Marilyn 6-7, 7-6, 7-5

Ray beat Richard S 7-5, 7-5

Martin beat Richard K 7-5, 4-7, 7-2

Chris beat Rob 6-7, 7-5, 7-1

Mick beat Marilyn 7-2, 7-6

Richard K beat Ray 7-4, 7-6

Martin v Richard S was unfinished at 7-5, 5-7


v Newport (away)     14 May     won 5-1

report by Richard Keighley

The detailed scores (Wrest Park names first) were as follows:

Rob Chatwin (3) and Glynis Davies (3) beat Adrian Seabrook (3) and
Tim Walder (4)  7-4, 5-7, 7-3

Richard Skidmore (5) beat Colin Carr (4)  7-5, 4-6T, 7-

Richard Keighley (3) lost to John Richardson 4-6T, 5-7

Rob Chatwin beat Adrian Seabrook 7-2, 3-7, 7-6

Glynis Davies beat Tim Walder 7-0, 7-6

Richard Keighley beat Colin Carr 4-6T, 7-5, 7-6

Richard Skidmore vs John Richardson 3-5T, 7-4 (unfinished)

Games were timed in rather murky threatening weather, which did not in fact materialise.The key moment in the morning session was the running of the golden hoop by Richard Skidmore to give Wrest Park a 2-1 lead..

In the afternoon, Glynis Davies rapidly extended that lead to 3-1 but both Rob Chatwin and Richard Keighley were taken to the golden hoop in their deciding singles games before providing Wrest Park with an emphatic victory by a rather flattering scoreline. Richard Skidmore and John Richardson agreed to leave their singles unfinished at one game all.

Thanks to Francis Lambert for managing the match. 


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