Sidmouth well beaten in semi-final at Parkstone Croquet Club

Last Friday Sidmouth’s SW B League Team made their way to Parkstone Croquet Club in East Dorset to play in the semi-final, writes Pam Bowra.

Parkstone’s team were lucky enough to be able to play on their home lawns, which is always an advantage.

The doubles match in the morning went well – Andrew Thomas and Pamela Bowra for Sidmouth won this by 14 to 9.

Richard Thurlow played a very good game and won by 14 to 11.

However, John Coombes was not so fortunate and lost his singles.

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After lunch they all had to play singles, but it did not go well for Sidmouth and lost all their games, although Pamela Bowra had a tough match against Sue Longcroft and because they were even when time was called, the game went on for at least a further 30 minutes until Sue was lucky enough to hit in and get the winning hoop.

Although they lost, and it was a long way to go, the Sidmouth team agreed that all had enjoyed the day and the experience of playing at a different club.

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