Croquet: Newport Elms too strong for Enfield West
PUBLISHED: 12:30 27 August 2018
Newport Elms Croquet Club had a home win over Enfield West after a remarkable league encounter.
Enfield had finished as runners-up last season, but the four Newport payers won the two doubles games comfortably.
Then, out of the 16 singles games, no fewer than nine had to go to a deciding 13th hoops, with Newport winning five.
The other singles games saw Newport win eight times and claim victory by a final margin og 13-5.
But the most unusual aspect to the match was the high number of hoops played – 138 in all.
Despite Enfield experiencing a lot of frustration this match was played in a friendly spirit and the four successful Newport players were Adrian Seabrook, Roger Turner, Peter Cowper and John Richardson.