Pendle Double in CA Tournaments by Barbara Dutton (30/05/10)
A team from Shrewsbury travelled up to Pendle for a weekend playing in two of the prestigious association croquet tournaments. On Saturday it was the Mary Rose advanced croquet match, first round, and the home team of Peter & Liz Wilson, Andrew Webb and Roger Schofield went forth to do battle in the drizzle. The lawns soon dried up and the match went expeditiously with doubles and singles going Pendles way before lunch to leave the home team 3-0 up. After lunch only Robert Dodds from the visitors managed to snatch a win in a tight match against Liz Wilson, the final result being a resounding win for Pendle 6-1. They now progress to face Nottingham in the second round.
On the Sunday after an overnight in Barnoldswick at Monks House, the Shresbury team of Peter Dork, Roberts Doods, Sean Sheridan and Brian Christmas went out to meet the home team of David Pollitt, Robin Delves, Ron Welch and once again Roger Schofield for the Secretary Shield defence. Chilly but sunny dry weather gave good conditions and in the morning the visitors won the doubles but the singles went Pendles way, so 2-1 at lunch. In the afternoon honours were even with two wins each, so the final result was a win for Pendle and Craven 4-3 and they go on in further pursuit of retaining the Secretary Shield.