Ashby CC beat Belsay Hall CC in the Murphy Shield .... 11th June 2019
Report by Ray Mounfield (at Ashby)
Ashby welcomed Belsay Hall team to their Moira croquet courts. The Belsay players had travelled down the previous day, so were refreshed and ready to go. However the weather was not particularly kind, with rain and wind most of the day.
Ashby started well, winning each of the morning singles matches in two games. The doubles spread across lunch but was also eventually won by Ashby. In the afternoon the Ashby C & D players again won their matches in two games (although Brenda did push Martin to hoop thirteen in their first game).
With the contest already decided in favour of Ashby the captains decided that the other two singles games be settled as draws, with one game each, allowing Belsay to head home at a reasonable time.
Ashby now meet Hunstanton in the Quarter Final.
Results (Ashby team names first).
Christine Mounfield (2)& Jane Tewson (3) beat Eric Nixon (2) & Derek Johnson (5) ... 7-5, 4-7, 7-5
Ray Mounfield (3) beat Brenda Johnson (9) ... 7-2, 7-3
Martin Wroughton (4) beat Anthony Turner (7) ... 7-5, 7-5
Christine Mounfield drew with Eric Nixon 6-7, 7-5 (3rd game not played)
Jane Tewson drew with Derek Johnson 7-5, 6-7 (3rd game not played)
Ray Mounfield beat Anthony Turner ... 7-3, 7-5
Martin Wroughton beat Brenda Johnson ... 7-6, 7-5