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Murphy Shield: 9/7/19 Durham vs. Camerton & Peasedown

[<<] [>>] by Nigel Martin
9 Jul 2019 (GC - Inter-Club Shield)

Camerton & Peasedown beat Croquet Durham 4-2

Given the distance between Bath and Durham, the two clubs agreed to play (sort-of)

mid way at Nottingham.

I what turned out to be a close match the Camerton & Peasedown team of Brian Wilson (3),

Ros Key-Pugh (3), Mo Boys (3) and Patrick Knight (4) prevailed over the Durham

foursome of Roger Carpenter (2), Nigel Martin(3), Tony McCann (6) and Susan Martin (7).

At lunch, Camerton & Peasedown led 2-1 including a lengthy struggle in the doubles

where the first game went to the 13th hoop and lasted an hour and 40 minutes.

The afternoon was similar with the victors gaining another 2 matches, and the final

singles being agreed a draw, one game each (under rainy skies). In all two-thirds

of the games went to 12 or 13 hoops.

Many thanks to Nottingham for their hospitality.


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