Alison Heywood-Hil won Heaton Park Summer Handicap
Winner - Alison Haywood-Hill (Tyneside CC)
Run with 13 players as an Egyptian.
A tournament for two halves, weather wise and play wise (for our eventual winner).
Saturday was warm & dry, and play progressed as croquet weekends should; food, chat & play providing some winners & some losers - even Alison dropped her first game.
Sunday brought standing water on two courts from ex-hurricane Bertha, throwing the schedule into chaos - even the tent being used as shelter on the far lawns got broken and collapsed in the wind (twice) as incomplete games had to be moved onto other marginally dryer lawns limiting final game count to 30.
By round five, four were still in title contention. This year's winner taking the title with (4/5) and helpfully had beaten the only other player on 4/5 along the way, Bury CC's Margaret Eccles finishing in second place.
AHH, M Eccles, E Rossiter, S Reynolds, K Jones, C Green, E Gallagher, K Anderton, G Saunders, B Keen, M Anderton, R Harvey, G Good.