DAVE NICK RETAINS CUMBRIA CUP
After a glorious weekend croquet at the picturesque Crake Valley club in the Lake District, Dave Nick survived a few wobbles in his block to win the final +7 against Bob Burnett. Both players were soon at four back with their first balls with Dave gaining the first opportunity of a break with his backward ball. He played a perfect break, completing his triple by peeling rover whilst going to three back only to blob the hoop and hand the innings to his opponent!! Bob picked up the break and went to four back where he attempted a straight triple only to run the hoop with the peelee but land against the wire with the backward ball, favour returned! Dave picked things up to finish.
Everyone enjoyed themselves at this excellent venue where the hospitality and socialising are second to non.
Some good croquet was played with Mark Miller gaining his silver badge and a handicap reduction from 5 to 4.5, whilst Barbara Haslam has a reduction from 3.5 to 3.