18th May 2019
On Saturday 18th May Nailsea Intermediate Team (North) travelled to Kington Langley in antisipation of seeing and playing on their new lawns. These proved to be a big improvement on the previous ones. In the morning Jon Knowler and Karen Cromey played the singles games with Karen winning convincingly 26-7 and Jon loosing 15-26 to a worthy opponent. In the doubles Brian Roynon and Mike Tracy won 25-18 with Brian managing an 11 hoop break. After lunch Karen won 26-6, Jon won 23-18, Mike fought valiant but lost to his on form opponent 8-26
and Brian won 20-19 taking a winning hoop in his last turn on the lawn.
This gave the Nailsea team a 5-2 win over the day.
On Friday 3rd May Nailsea Intermediate first match of the season at home to Weston-super-Mare. The morning saw Peter Longden win by 2 points, 12-10, while Linda Shaw and Brian Roynon lost by 2 points, 12-14, in the last minutes of the doubles game.
The afternoon saw 3 close fought singles games with Peter won again 26 -13, Brian won 26-14, but Linda lost 13-19.
This gave Nailsea a 3-2 win over the day.
25th April 2019
Our club sent four players to Sidmouth for its first outing. The croquet club is in a beautiful location on the seafront, however the weather in the morning was horrendous with strong winds and driving rain. Brian Roynon and Libby Howard-Blood played the morning double match and won impressively. Tony Hinchliffe and Terry Young played strong players and both lost by a small margin.
In the afternoon the sun came out and Brian , Libby and Tony had impressive wins, all pegging out. Terry Young struggled against a very experienced player and lost by 5 hoops.
Overall Nailsea won 4 – 3, the first win of the season
7th April 2019
Our team in this top rank division opened its account with a home match against East Dorset at home. Two of the three regular members were unavailable and so Kris Chambers as acting captain led a team with two substitutes from division 2 , Pat Long and Geoff Hughes, drafted in. Geoff and Pat won their doubles game and so contributed to a fine 3 2 win.