Sidmouth croquet repeat wins for Jones and Temple

09:05 13 June 2014

Esme Owen and David Castle

Esme Owen and David Castle

Archant

With players from as far afield as Colchester and Edinburgh, Wednesday saw the start of The Sidmouth June tournament with the handicap singles, writes Julie Horsley.

Players were arranged in four American Blocks and, at the end of the day, the block winners were: David Clarke (Sidmouth), Jamieson Walker (Edinburgh Meadows), Colin Hemming (Colchester) and Huw Rees (Kingston Maurward).

The semi-finals saw David Clarke beat Colin Hemming and Huw Rees beat Jamieson Walker.

In the final Rees used his bisques to great effect to defeat Clarke 26-0.

Friday saw the start of the Class event, which was Advanced Play for all blocks.

Block A, for the Challenge Cup, saw a tie for first place with two players each with five wins - Cliff Jones (last year’s winner) and David Richards (Nailsea).

To determine an outright winner it was based on who had won between then pair earlier in the day and this left Jones retaining his title.

Block B for the David Rawkins Cup saw David Temple also bag a second successive success as he retained the cup for a further year.

Block C for the Fortfield Cup again saw a tie for first place with two both netting five wins - David Clarke and Roger Mills,both from Sidmouth. Once again it was taken back to previous game results between the two on the day and, as a result, Clarke was crowned winner.

The tournament was organised with her usual cool efficiency by Julie Horsley, and the main prizes were presented by Esme Owen, the club’s oldest playing member at 92; croquet keeps you young!

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

Yesterday, 10:44
Colyton Grammar School student Frank Rosenwald (wearing the number 10 shirt, back row, second left) with the current England Schoolboys under-18 squad

Frank Rosenwald, a Year 12 student at Colyton Grammar School, has been chosen for the England Schoolboys’ under-18 team after attending a series of regional and national trials, writes Ben Leahy.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:44
Colyton Grammar School studen Elliot Moran on the podium after winning the Devon Schools Junior Boys Cross County Championships race.

Colyton Grammar School student, Elliot Moran produced a superb run to finish first in the Junior Boys category at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships held at Stover, Newton Abbot, writes Zoe Kuyken.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:44
Izzy Steele (number four) who is set to run in the South West Schools Cross County Championship

Colyton Grammar School student Izzy Steele is preparing for the race of her young life, writes Steve Birley.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:35
Sidmouth & Ottery 5th played Sidmouth & Ottery C on Saturday. Ref shsp 1060-04-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Sidmouth and Ottery (SOHC) men’s first team booked a Devon Cup semi-final berth in dramatic circumstances on Sunday when they won a sudden-death penalty flick shoot-out at Sidmouth against Ashmoor, writes Steve Birley.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition today E-edition

Devon's trusted business finder