The Croquet Association team led by Klim Seabright and including Dave Mundy, Barry Keen and Neil Kellett achieved an emphatic victory over Switzerland. The event was held over two days at the Old Bath Road lawns of Cheltenham Croquet Club. Golf and Association Croquet is becoming a regular feature of this event and the away side sent two players who played only Golf Croquet.
The first day saw the players run for cover from a thunder and lightning storm which left the lawns squelchy but playable.
The outstanding CA player was undoubtedly Dave Mundy who won five of his six games. He was closely followed by Seabright who won four of his games including a win against in form, and lower handicapped, Norman Eatough. Neil Kellett's winning ways in his Golf Croquet games were particularly impressive, since he has hardly ever played the game. Barry Keen was able to impart much of his expert strategic knowledge to his fellow team members.
Both teams enjoyed some first rate hospitality at the skipper's home and in the local restaurants and all look forward to the return fixture in Geneva.
(CA names first)
Mundy and Keen bt Eatough and Underhill +11
Seabright and Kellett bt George and Samson 7-0 7-3
Mundy bt Eatough +15
Seabright bt Underhill +8
Kellett bt Samson 7-5 7-6,
Keen lost to George 6-7 7-4 2-7
Kellett lost to Eatough -16
Mundy bt Samson 7-6 7-5
Seabright bt George 7-2 7-4
Keen lst to Underhill -16
Kellet and Seabright lst to Eatough and Underhill -14
Mundy and Keen bt Samson and George 7-5 7-4
Keen lost to Eatough,
Mundy bt Underhill,
Seabright lst to Samson 7-4 3-7 2-7,
Kellett bt George 5-7 7-2 7-5,
Seabright bt Eatough +12
Kellett bt Underhill +10
Keen bt Samson 7-5 1-7 7-5
Mundy bt George 5-7,7-4,7-3