Sidmouth Croquet Club Golf Croquet team see off Cornish opposition in thrilling contest.

09:20 30 May 2014

Sidmouth Croquet Club Golf Croquet SW team were hosts to the Cornwall Porthpean team from St Austell, writes Helen Pryor.

Twenty games had to be played, and the clubs seemed to be well matched when, by lunchtime, the score was six games all. Four games later the score was eight-all, so the result rested on the last four games to be played!

The first two of these resulted in a win for each team and the third was a draw. Unknown to the remaining two players, John Coombes of Sidmouth and Rhona Bell of Cornwall, the final result rested with them! Those watching saw the players each run four hoops.

Time was running out and, just at the end, John luckily ran another hoop winning the game and gaining a victory for Sidmouth. The final score was Sidmouth ten-and-a-half, Cornwall nine-and-a-half.

The players of note on the day were Michael Hide who was successful in his doubles game, two singles games and drawing a third singles game, whilst Anne Gedge won the doubles game with Michael and two singles games.

All team members won at least one game, contributing to the success of their first match of the season.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sidmouth Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sidmouth Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sidmouth Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

10:24
Golf generic picture

Unfortunatly, Sidmouth Ladies were unable to play this week due to the sea mist!, writes Maria Clapp.

Read more
10:24
Golf generic picture

The Charles Stanley Monday Stableford was won this week by John Jones who scored 39 points, writes John Barnard.

Read more
10:24
golf generic picture

The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday stableford was won impressively this week, by Aston Puckey, writes John Barnard.

Read more
10:24
Wood Driver by Golf Ball June 2000

The second round of the Emerton Court for Sidmouth Golf Club was played this week by Sidmouth Golf Club, writes John Barnard.

Read more
10:24
Looking out from a cricket scorers position

Not even the best attempts of an English ‘summer’ can dampen the growing confidence of Ottery St Mary U11 cricket team as their season goes from strength to strength with another victory.

Read more
10:24

Sidbury Under-10 softball team were 10-run winners when they travelled to Mid Devon to take on Sampford Peverell.

Read more
10:23
Cricket

Sidmouth II continued their domination of the Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI Premier Division, strengthening their grip on top spot with an emphatic seven wicket win at Plympton.

Read more
10:23

Sidmouth are the new leaders in the Premier Division after wrapping up a nine-wicket win over bottom side Brixham in double-quick time, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
10:23
Cricket drinks

Ottery II suffered a 50-run defeat when they met Alphington in a Tolchards Devon League 2nd XI A Division game.

Read more
10:23
Cricket

Ottery St Mary 1st XI’s fine start to life in B Division of the Tolchard’s Devon League continued as their visit to South Devon CC yielded a comfortable fourth win of the season, writes Ian Townsend.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up


HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications