Shrewsbury were due to host Pendle and Craven in the Mary Rose, but due to the condition of their newly relaid lawns, the match was held at Chester.
Chester is a great place to play croquet. Their lawns are fast and in great condition, and the mostly consistent slope presents a real challenge to visitors. Nobody really coped adequately with the conditions on the day, or got in with control, but the Pendle players managed best, and ran out 6-0 winners, with the morning doubles left unfinished (but with Shrewsbury a long way ahead).
Event Mary Rose Shrewsbury v Pendle and Craven
Winner Pendle and Craven
Date May 26, 2012
1 Brian Christmas lost to Peter Wilson -16
2 Graham Colclough lost to Roger Schofield -16
3 Edward Knapton lost to John Filsak -10
4 Peter Dorke lost to Liz Wilson -14
5 Brian Christmas lost to Roger Schofield -4
6 Graham Colclough lost to Peter Wilson -17