Heather Bennett won the Letchworth May Tournament
Nine contestants with handicaps ranging from 3.5 to 18 enjoyed some good handicap croquet on the magnificent Letchworth turf. The going was good and it soon became apparent who had the winning post in mind when David Frost (10) , in his first game, beat Robert Skeen (7) by the convincing margin of +23 and in the course of this qualified for his bronze award. No other games in rounds 1 or 2 stood out although David Frost's destruction of fellow Enfield player, Tony Elliott (9), enhanced his credentials.
Heather Bennett (12) was meanwhile steadily coming along with the leader until the a hurdle in the shape of Mike Bowser (3.5) put a stop to her progress. And so to the second day with the manager putting David and Heather together in a head to head. The crowd stood open-mouthed as Heather raced to a +24 win leaving both players on 75%. The eventual winner was uncertain until the final stroke of the last match on court was struck. Heather beat Tony Elliot +4 whilst David beat Peter Whiting (8) +6.
Heather was proclaimed winner on the basis of who beat whom, both players having 80% success.
Results: First Heather Bennett
Second David Frost
Third = Peter Whiting, Robert Skeen and Quiller Barrett