North East beat North West by 6-3 in Pennine Cup at Pendle
Croquet North (once again without Yorkshire Federation representatives) won this year’s ‘battle of the Roses’. The NE team, led by Charles, retained the trophy they won last year (just as well, as they had omitted to bring the cup with them!). Lancashire had earlier been instructed by Paul Rigge (not present this time) to make sure they finished the morning session three up, which they duly did.
The usual generous Pendle lunch, and possibly the sunny afternoon (after it having been exceptionally wet over the previous days), must have reinvigorated the NE contingent, because all the afternoon singles went their way –in the end!
Many thanks owed to all the Pendle members for making three lawns available, setting out the equipment and being so hospitable once again.
NW Fed: James Hawkins (½), Roger Schofield (2.5), Dennis Graham (3), Mike Steer (4), Terry Vernazza (6), Sylvia Steer (7).
NE Fed: Charles Waterfield (½), Phil Errington (2.5), Peter McDermott (2.5), Roger Staples (4.5), David Turner (7) & Alice Fleck (12).
Results (NE names first):
Doubles: Charles & Alice lost to Dennis & Mike 16-22T; Phil & Roger lost to James & Sylvia -15, Peter & David lost to Roger 16-23T.
Singles: Charles beat James +8, Phil beat Roger +3, Peter beat Dennis 19-10T, Roger beat Mike +17, David beat Terry 24-23T, Alice beat Sylvia 20-17T.
[Roger Staples’ HC changed from 4.5 to 4]