Southwick (Brighton) Croquet Club, May 25-28th, 2013 Inter-Counties.
Lancashire remain in division one (even though we were rubbish, our rubbish was still good enough).
Bury members Matt Holmes & Paul Rigge again turned out for our county over the bank holiday weekend.
On paper this year’s campaign down on the south coast should have been a strong one, but game after game went against us – time & again chances were dropped or missed by the full squad, so as is usual for your county side, our fate depended upon others to fail even worse than we did – and they duly obliged us, so by the last day we were deemed to be in seventh place and safe.
During the weekend, Yorkshire duffed us up, being back in the top flight for the first time in five years, but took the sting out of the loss by buying the wine over our joint *Roses* Dinner which followed that match.
We did however beat our other neighbours, Cheshire, the following day so we couldn’t have drunk that much, or maybe the Yorkshire team were too tight to supply us with enough booze to affect our play.