On Wednesday 28th June 2023, the Broadwas team of Billy Nicholson, Stuart Smith, Barry Kirby and John Guy set off to travel to Eardisley to play in the West Midlands Level Play Golf Croquet League, looking for a win to help them recover from their previous defeat at Kenilworth.

The format in this league is that all players play singles games against all four opponents, and this is followed by a round of doubles resulting in 18 games in total.

Broadwas roared out of the blocks, and after the first 2 rounds of singles had burst into a 7 – 1 lead. Eardisley fought back, winning 3 of the next round of 4 singles, but Broadwas were in the lead by 8 games to 4 at lunch. After lunch Broadwas kept up the pressure and won all 4 of the last round of singles. The doubles were shared with each team winning one of the games meaning that Broadwas won the day by 13 games to 5.

As always Eardisley were excellent hosts and we look forward to welcoming them to Broadwas on 9th August in the Association Croquet league.

Congratulations to the Broadwas team, all of whom contributed to this good win, but special mention should go to Barry Kirby who acquitted himself very well on his debut in this league.

John Guy