Frank Sharps Wins North West Federation 2020 Millennium Golf Croquet Tournament – Crake Valley Croquet Club 8 August 2020
On Saturday 8th August, in glorious sunshine and high temperatures, Crake Valley hosted the 2020 Golf Croquet Handicap Millennium competition.
The day got off to a bad start with news that 2 players from Chester had a punctured tyre on the M6 and had to turn back after it had been repaired. Luckily, David Leach (Bury) and Sandra Cornes (Crake Valley) were present and agreed to fill the spaces. So we had 12 players from 5 clubs competing.
At the end of the group stage the semi finals took place. Frank Sharps (Crake Valley) beating Bernard Lord (Bury) 7-4 and Richard Leach (Bury) beating Peter Uglow (Pendle) 7-5.
The final was keenly and fairly contested. Frank used his 3 extra turns well and the match went to the 13th hoop. Richard played a superb first shot to give sight of the hoop but couldn’t capitalise. After a short exchange of play Frank held his nerve to run the hoop and win 7-6.
All players complemented the club for the quality of the lawns and the surrounding areas. The club thanked the players for making the competition a most enjoyable day.
The pictures show general play from the day and Frank with his celebratory drink.