Federation side in fine finish
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)