Croquet: Mixed fortunes for Newport
PUBLISHED: 15:25 13 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:25 13 June 2018
Newport Croquet Club have experienced mixed fortunes in the early stages of the season.
On a sunny day, a team of association players made up of Roy Darling, Arthur Flutter, Andrew Gregory and David Haslam travelled to Colchester to compete in an East Anglian Association League game.
A doubles game and two singles was played in the morning, followed by four singles games after lunch, with Newport winning 4-3 overall.
By contrast, on a cold, grey day, the golf croquet Elms team played Enfield East, using two of their three lawns.
But after a promising start, in which Newport won the two doubles games 4-7 and 6-7, they lost momentum.
In the following 16 singles matches, where each team member plays four separate matches with each of the opposite team members, there was a mixed bag of results with Newport losing 10-8 overall.
John Richardson stepped in to make up the Elms team numbers and played his first handicap league match.