Mixed fortunes for Newport Croquet Club
PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 August 2019
Newport Croquet Club saw two teams in action last week, with contrasting fortunes.
Newport Elms visited Enfield under a cloudy sky and early rain, but the sun came out as they won two doubles on a golden hoop basis.
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However, the individual handicap singles did not go as well, although some went to golden hoops, with Elms losing all but one as Enfield eventually claimed a comfortable victory.
Newport Oaks enjoyed a win over Letchworth Reds in the East Anglian Handicap League, after winning both doubles matches and six of th eight singles for an 8-2 lead at lunch.
Letchworth rallied in the afternoon, but Oaks kept in front to run out 12-6 winners, with John Richardson winning three of his singles and only losing the fourth by a single hoop.
The Oaks are joint top in their league at thhe moment, however Enfield have won more hoops and other teams still have matches to play.