Bowdon Bullets draw 8-8 with Westmorland in CNW Short League, 14th June

Bowdon Bullets played at home against Westmorland in the Croquet North West Short League on Friday 14th June. This draw means the Bullets have now won one, drawn two and lost one match, and are established in a mid-table position in the League. Westmorland are doing very well so far this season, lying in second place, so it was always going to be a tough match. That three games were decided by just one point shows how close it was. The day was fine and sunny, and the condition of our lawns was much appreciated by the Westmorland team, and indeed by our team. Particular congratulations are due to David Beddy who managed to win all of his games, with a net score of 45-30. Liz also performed well with 3 wins and a net score of 46-22.

The Bullets’ team, with their handicaps, was:

Westmorland’s team, with their handicaps was: Sue Pritchard 3.5, Robert Harvey 5, Mike Hodgson 6 and Phil Hyman 6

Game results were as follows, with Bowdon’s scores first:

Charles lost to Sue 5-14, Robert 7-11, Mike 7-8 and Phil 8-11

John lost to Sue 12-13, Robert 8-14 and Phil 6-14 but beat Mike 14-5

Liz beat Sue 14-4, Robert 11-6, and Phil 14-2 but lost to Mike 7-10

David beat Sue 12-10, Robert 10-7, Phil 14-5 and Mike 9-8