A very friendly match was played at Sheffield U3A’s Parkhead venue on Friday 29th June 2012. Each club fielded a team of eight players with each team playing with every one of their team members in seven doubles games. The score being the number of hoops scored by each team
Play started at 11am under very pleasant conditions, on three very well kept lawns. It was sunny with a slight breeze and stayed fine for the duration of the first two games – then play was interrupted by a very heavy shower. An early lunch was called so no time was lost! Soon, the sun came out again, play resumed and continued for the rest of the afternoon.
The final score was a win to Bakewell with 154 hoops to Sheffield’s 114.
To complete the afternoon, the two top scorers from each side played a final game. Steve Marsh and Alan Tinker for Bakewell, against Dennis Crossland and Monica Ward for Sheffield. An exciting and close game with the Sheffield team winning the final hoop and the game 7 – 6. Finally, tea was provided by our very sociable hosts.
Our thanks go to the organisers an excellent, well-run match, and for their hospitality.