Newport Croquet Club edged out by Letchworth

PUBLISHED: 14:39 24 June 2019

The Newport and Letchworth teams face the camera

The Newport and Letchworth teams face the camera

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Newport Croquet Club’s Elms golf croquet team were edged out by Letchworth Blue last week.

With severe storms forecast, the teams played without a break and, despite several close results, Newport lost by a narrow 10-8 margin.

All four golf croquet teams have beeen in action, as well as the association team, and are now halfway through their campaigns in handicap and level play leagues.

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Newport's James Brind captained the Cambridge University team in their varsity match against Oxford at the Hurlingham Club and, on a rainy morning, won all three doubles matches.

In the afternoon, they won three of the six singles for a 6-3 victory overall.

Eight association players from the region were in action at Newport in an open competition for players with a B level handicap.

Northampton's James Skelton and Alan Clark (High Wycombe) won four of five matches, with Skelton on top in the head-to-head.

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