Nailsea struggle at Wellington.

Nailsea and District Croquet Club (NDCC) had a difficult day at Wellington. The day started poorly with a difficult journey down with the M5 blocked. Once there Rob Royffe (Acting Captain) and Brigit Clayton both had trouble adapting their doubles game to the vagaries of the lawn at Wellington: being uneven and slow, attempts to play a normal game kept failing. The balls just wouldn’t reach the right places on the lawn and they lost (18-3) after three hours of play. Martin Kerly fared better and was twelve all when time ran out. Unfortunately, he lost the golden hoop and therefore the game (13-12). After a splendid lunch, play resumed with three games of singles triple banked. Rob made better progress, but finally lost at the end of time (17-9). Brigit also had a better game but again the local player was victorious (26-11). Martin managed a win, the only one for Nailsea, with a score at the end of time of 13-17. Unfortunately for NDCC the final result was a win for Wellington by 4 games to 1.