Our team managed only one win in a difficult match against strong opponents at Levens Hall. Bowdon’s team was Andrew Thomson (captain), Mike Flannery, Charles Fraser and Nigel Matthews.
Westmorland took a clean sweep of games in the morning. In the doubles, Nigel (1.5) and Mike (11), lost to John Shakespeare (12) and Sue Pritchard (12), by -10. Andrew (5) lost to Neil Adams (2.5), by -11. Charles (12) lost to Ivan Wheatley (4.5) by -1 on time.
In the afternoon Andrew showed a Captain’s determination to beat Ivan +15. Mike lost to Sue -5, Nigel lost to Neil -16 and Charles lost to John -4 on time.
Bowdon are playing Nottingham in the first round of the national Mary Rose Inter-Club competition this Sunday 22nd May. The match will be played on lawns 2 and 3, until about 4.30pm. This competition is for players with handicaps of 0 and above, and teams must have an aggregate handicap of at least 4. Club members will have the opportunity to watch some good quality croquet played. Come along and support the team. The team is Will Mellor (Capt.), Adrian Apps, Alan Mayne & Mike Sandler.
This is one of 4 events during the summer, and Brian is defending the title that he won at Chester last year. Brian’s skill level is such that he has to complete 3 peels, and is often playing against players that have several bisques. We know it is asking a lot, but hope that he can retain his title, which would be a another magnificent achievement. Good luck Brian.
Bowdon enjoyed a very convincing win, by 7 – 0, against Belsay Hall in the Croquet Association Golf Croquet inter-Club Championship. The Bowdon team was Angharrad Walters (Captain), Alan Mayne, Colin Irwin and Will Mellor. The Belsay Hall team was Derek Johnson, David Knowles, Phil Errington and Eric Nixon.
We must congratulate the team on such an emphatic win and look forward to their next round match.
Bowdon achieved an impressive win over Bury Sovereigns by 12 games to 6, on Thursday 12th May at Bowdon in the NWF Level Play Golf Croquet League. Our team was: Angharrad Walters (Captain), Nigel Matthews and Andrew Thomson. The Bury Sovereigns team was John Gilmartin, David Barrett and Richard Leach.
Angharrad beat Richard Leach 7-2, 7-4, John Gilmartin 7-3, 7-2 and David Barrett 7-3, 7-2 winning all 6 of her games.
Nigel beat Richard Leach 7-5, 7-4, drew with David Barrett 5-7, 7-2 and lost to John Gilmartin 2-7, 3-7 to win 3 out of his 6 games.
Andrew beat Richard Leach 7-3, 7-4, drew with David Barrett 6-7, 7-5 and lost to John Gilmartin 6-7, 4-7 to win 3 out of his 6 games..
Bowdon will be playing against Bury Sovereigns on Thursday 12th May at Bowdon in the NWF Level Play Golf Croquet League. Our formidable team is: Angharrad Walters (Captain), Nigel Matthews and Andrew Thomson.
The match will be played on Lawns 2 and 3 for most of the day. We wish the team the best of luck.
Each year, Bowdon enters players into the NWF Millennium Events, free of charge. Players are selected on the basis of how well they did in the preceding year’s internal competitions. This year, our winners and runners-up are unable to compete so the offer is open to anyone who would like to participate. On 28th May the GC Handicap competition at Southport. Bowdon has 1 full place and 1 reserve place for this event. On 11th-12th June there are 2 free placesin the AC Handicap competition at Chester.
If you are interested in representing Bowdon, then please contact Ken Cooper ASAP.