Walters and Brandwood take Millenium Advanced Trophies
Several last-minute injuries left a diminished entry for this year’s NW Federation Millennium Advanced Croquet weekend at Pendle on 25/26 April.
Bury’s Andy Brandwood was the clear winner of the B-class, but the A-class looked perilously close to an every-one-a-winner five way tie between all five players. Manager James Hawkins broke the deadlock by failing an easy finish against David Walters, leaving Walters the block victor.
A-class: David Walters bt Paul Rigge +16; Dave Nick bt Colin Irwin +4; Paul Rigge bt James Hawkins +13; David Walters bt Colin Irwin +8; James Hawkins bt Dave Nick +20; Colin Irwin bt James Hawkins +15TP; Paul Rigge bt Dave Nick +7; Dave Nick bt David Walters +26; David Walters bt James Hawkins +2; Colin Irwin bt Paul Rigge +1; Paul Rigge bt James Hawkins +2;
B-class: Peter Wilson bt Roger Schofield +6; Alan Pidcock bt Jerry Guest +5(T); Andy Brandwood bt Robert Essler +3(T); Andy Brandwood bt Peter Wilson +6; Alan Pidcock bt Robert Essler +2(T); Jerry Guest bt Roger Schofield +3; Andy Brandwood bt Jerry Guest +2; Robert Essler bt Peter Wilson +6; Roger Schofield bt Alan Pidcock +24; Roger Schofield bt Andy Brandwood +1(T); Robert Essler bt Jerry Guest +5(T); Alan Pidcock bt Peter Wilson +17; Jerry Guest bt Peter Wilson +5; Robert Essler bt Roger Schofield +4; Andy Brandwood bt Alan Pidcock +4(T);