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Surbiton beat Woking 7-0

[<<] [>>] by Stephen Mulliner at Surbiton Croquet Club
27 May 2012 (AC - Inter-Club)

Woking elected to sacrifice their right to a home tie in order to leave their two lawns free for members and to sample George Noble's lunchtime cooking.

Surbiton entertained the visitors to sunny weather and 11.5 second lawns with quite good hoops.

Jeff Dawson and Malcolm Bigg put up a spirited resistance based on Malcolm's excellent shooting before losing -8 to Stephen Mulliner and Samir Patel. Interactivity was also a feature of the 3rd v 4th singles but Eugene Chang and Tim Wilkins emerged winners against Annabel McDiarmid and Mike Town by +16 and +14 respectively to give Surbiton a 3-0 lunchtime lead.

The match was decided shortly afterwards when Stephen completed a brisk +26tp against Jeff. The lawns became distinctly more challenging as the

afternoon wore on and Samir took somewhat longer to defeat Malcolm +14 with reasonable interactivity. Almost simultaneously, Eugene finished +13 against Annabel. A little later, Tim completed a +14 victory against Mike to give Surbiton a whitewash which was hardly a fair reflection on the competitiveness of most of the games.


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