In the first Association Croquet match played for 21 months, the Broadwas AC team took on Church Stretton on the 25th June 2021 at Broadwas. Church Stretton were the reigning champions having won the league the last time it was contested in 2019.
In the morning session the doubles pairing of Roger Wood and John Guy played very well in seeing off their opponents 26 – 4 in two hours. Both singles matches went to time, with Ian Dampney successful by 22 – 13 whilst Janet Bedford lost a very tight match to the Church Stretton captain by 21 – 23.
So 2 games to 1 to Broadwas at lunch.
In the afternoon singles Ian Dampney stormed through to win 26 – 4 whilst John Guy eventually managed to triumph 26 – 19. This brought the score to 4 – 1 in Broadwas’s favour so a win was secured. With under 5 minutes left on the clock Janet Bedford went down 20 – 26 but, when time was called, Roger Wood had won a tight game 17 – 13.
So, overall, Broadwas won by 5 games to 2.
Congratulations to all the team in beating the reigning champions!!!
John Guy 26/6/21