Bowdon beat Wrest Park in Longman Cup, 10th July

Bowdon achieved a great win over Wrest Park, 5 – 2, in the Quarter Final of the Longman Cup, on Wednesday 10th July. The Wrest Park team had a long journey but did not seem to have been affected by that as they led by 2 games to one before lunch. Bowdon then performed very strongly in the afternoon singles, winning all 4 convincingly. This team is now well established under Andrew’s leadership. Wrest Park proved to be friendly visitors who enjoyed both playing on lawns in good condition and the absence of rain. We wish them a safe journey home.

The Longman Cup is a national AC Handicap knock-out competition for croquet clubs. This is a handicap competition (aggregate handicap of at least 24 and lowest handicap greater than 3). In the Semi-Final Bowdon will play either Southport or Penrith.

The teams are shown below at the end of the day’s play.

Bowdon’s team is shown below, with their handicaps

The Wrest Park team, with their handicaps, was; Peter Rothwell 4.5, Tim Nurse 8, David Woolley 10 and Ross Bagni 11

The Game results were as follows:

Andrew and Cas lost to Peter and Ross -7T

Liz lost to David -11T, and beat Tim +13

Ed Beat Tim +15 and David +26

Cas beat Ross +23

Andrew beat Peter +13