Longman Cup – Tyneside 2 Pendle & Craven 5 – Sunday 5th May 2013
The team of Robin Delves, Catherine Parnell, Andrew Webb and Garry Wilson travelled to Tyneside Croquet Club for The Longman Cup and on arrival were surprised and flattered to find that World ranking Croquet Golf exponent Jacob Carr, was included in the Tynesid team. Playing Association croquet, which is the format for the Longman Cup competition, Jacob has a 4.5 handicap, so that Pendle’s Andrew Webb (handicap 3.5) ha
d to give 1 bisque (1 free shot) in his match with Jacob. Andrew triumphed with a single hoop win.
In spite of Jacob’s presence, the Pendle & Craven team rose to the occasion and both Andrew Webb and Garry Wilson (handicap 18), won both their games, whilst Catherine Parnell and Robin Delves (both handicap 10) managed to beat Jacob Carr and Peter Wallace (handicap 10), who is Jacob’s grandfather, in the doubles again by one hoop. Thus a very good away victory for pendle & Craven by 5 games to 2.