Phil Nuttall and Libby Dixon Take North West Hopes to Wrest Park
Phil Nuttall (Bury) won the regional heat of the national Association Croquet Handicap tournament 5/5. Libby Dixon (Pendle) was runner up 4/5. Both now will go to Wrest Park for the final in two weeks.
The tournament was a real test of all round skill. Scorching Sunshine for the first three games with players working hard on hydration and shade. This was followed by two games in constant drizzle on Sunday with players seeking shelter and towels.
Both finalists had kind words to say about the tournament organisation, lawns and catering.
Phil triggered down to handicap 16 automatically, Libby will continue to the final at 18.