At last a win in the A league – the last time we won one was in 2014!
A beautiful, if rather hot day, saw our lawns in fine condition and even green due to our irrigation system, as we welcomed a slightly depleted Woking team (missing some of their minus handicap players).
The morning went quite well and we were level at lunch time with one game all, albeit John was well behind in the other games that was pegged down since we all needed lunch!
As can be seen from the detailed results all the afternoon games were close with two games each, so the pegged down game had to be continued to a conclusion to determine who won the match. Luckily John had the innings at the time of pegging down and managed to run out as the winner and clinch the match.
Noticeable was Jon’s collection of Mike’s scalp – Jon couldn’t do a thing right for two hours, taking croquet only once, and still being on 1 & 1 whereas Mike had got to Penult & Penult. However, Jon hit a 20 yarder and then had three good breaks to win, with Mike missing both of his long lift shots.
Jon Diamond (0.5) & Jolyon Creasey (1) lost to Mike Town (-1) & Alan Edwards (1) -9
Alex Jardine (2.5) beat Andrew Dutton (1.5) +3
John Greenwood (2.5) beat David Mumford (3.5) +3 in the pegged-down game
Jon beat Mike Town +6
Jolyon beat Alan Edwards +4
Alex lost to David -6
John lost to Andrew -5