Fed­er­a­tion side in fine fin­ish

Bath Chronicle - - SPORT -

Af­ter a dif­fi­cult sea­son, Camerton & Pease­down Cro­quet Club’s two AC teams were de­ter­mined to fin­ish on a high. The Fed­er­a­tion League team took on East Dorset in Poole. Colin Britt beat their cap­tain 26-6 with an hour to spare, while Ros Key-pugh ground out a 21-16 win. The dou­bles match went to full time as well, won on the golden hoop. The af­ter­noon was a dif­fer­ent story. Two sin­gles were lost, be­fore Britt, trail­ing, took his ball al­most round the lawn to peg out in one turn just as time was called as Camerton fin­ished 5-2 up. Ear­lier, King­ton Mau­r­ward had come to Pease­down with a strong team that in­cluded Eng­land World Cham­pi­onship pick Jonathan Powe. Al­though, Britt held him to a 24-21 win, over­all the team lost the match 3-2. On the hottest day of the year, Camerton’s in­ex­pe­ri­enced B League AC team played their last match against Lym Val­ley. Tied at lunch, their de­ter­mi­na­tion to break their string of de­feats was re­warded with a 3-2 win and re­vived con­fi­dence for their sec­ond sea­son. The Fed­er­a­tion Level Play GC team strug­gled in their fi­nal two matches. There was one com­pen­sa­tion for de­feats by a strong team from Nailsea and by Dyf­fryn; the lat­ter was played on the stately lawns of the Na­tional Trust’s Dyf­fryn House in Glam­or­gan. Dyf­fryn was also the venue for the Welsh Dragon Level B Tro­phy Com­pe­ti­tion won by Key-pugh. How­ever, it was the last cro­quet to be played there since the Na­tional Trust has made it un­ten­able for the club to con­tinue. If you too would like try cro­quet, con­tact Mo Boys on 01225 708540.

The Welsh Dragon Tro­phy is pre­sented to Ros Key-pugh of Camerton by Dyf­fryn’s Kevin Ham (left)

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