Sidmouth croquet team seal promotion to Division One

PUBLISHED: 11:39 25 August 2019

The Sidmouth Parkstone team that have gained promotion. Picture ED DOLPHIN

The Sidmouth Parkstone team that have gained promotion. Picture ED DOLPHIN

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The South West Croquet Federation runs league matches at all levels for Association and Golf Croquet, writes Chris Donovan.

For Association Croquet, there are three divisions at the top-level where teams compete in level, advanced play for the Parkstone Trophy.

A 4-1 success in their final match of the season over Nailsea B confirms that Sidmouth will play next year in Division One. Readers may recall the very close match with Bath reported last week. Bath fielded a minus 1.5 handicapped player but, nevertheless, the match was only decided in the last-to-finish game which went into extra time when the 'Golden Hoop' was played for. Bath won 4-3, but Sidmouth triumphed in the return match, winning 5-2 and so, with an 8-6 aggregate win, together with that final match win means a very pleasing outcome to this campaign - though we do face a very challenging season for 2020.

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