Letchworth beat Auckland 4-2 in a closely-contested match, played on neutral ground at Ashby.
The morning ended 1-1 with the decision taken to play the deciding game in the doubles if needed after the 4 afternoon singles matches. Letchworth quickly established a 3-1 lead after lunch thanks to wins by Duncan Hector and John Skingsley, with the other two matches going the distance. Eugene beat David, but the contest was ultimately decided by Nick beating Freda on the 13th hoop.
Nick Mounfield (0) beat Freda Vitty (1) 5-7, 7-6, 7-6
Eugene Brady (1) beat David Tutt (2) 5-7, 7-3, 7-4
Duncan Hector (3) beat Pat Rogers (2) 7-3, 7-3
John Skingsley (5) beat Carol Brady (6) 7-5, 7-3
Pat Rogers beat John Skingsley 7-4, 6-7, 7-6
Duncan Hector beat Carol Brady 7-1, 6-7, 7-3
Nick Mounfield and David Tutt v Freda Vitty and Eugene Brady 7-4, 5-7 (final game not played)
Many thanks from both teams to Ashby Croquet Club for agreeing to host the match at relatively short notice.