Ramsgate were always going to struggle, given the difference in handicaps, but they gave a spirited performance.
Colchester names first:
Colin Hemming (1) & Nick Steiner (1) beat Tony Mockett (8) & Trevor Longman (8) +13
Peter Kenward (6) beat Charlie Martin (11) +11
Keith Saunders (8) lost to John Ruddock (11) -10
Colin Hemming beat Tony Mockett +9
Nick Steiner beat Trevor Longman +26
Peter Kenward beat John Ruddock +13
Keith Saunders beat Charlie Martin +5
A thoroughly enjoyable day for all, with great camaraderie and banter between the teams; just what croquet at this level is all about.