Friendly Match – Bakewell v Southwell at Bakewell

You might have missed it – what with the Olympics and European Cup, but Bakewell Croquet Club played Southwell Croquet Club in a return ‘friendly’ match on Sunday, 10th June. The weather nearly forced us to cancel but it turned out to be a lovely day after two weeks of rain.

We fielded a team of six to five from Southwell so Billie generously offered to play for the opposition. We now have to suspect her loyalties as she played like a demon, ending the day with the best result of her new ‘team mates’, all of whom are very good players! Well done Billie!!!

Despite such treachery, Bakewell managed to sneak a close win at 116 hoops to their score of 91.

Keep an eye open for our next visit to Southwell, it really is a good day out.

By Bob Furniss