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Nottingham beat High Wycombe to win the 2020 Mary Rose Final 4-1

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pictureThe winning Nottingham team

by Alex McIntyre at Wrest Park Croquet Club
11 Apr 2020 (AC - Mary Rose)

After the original event was washed out in October 2020, Nottingham and High Wycombe played the belated 2020 Mary Rose Inter-Club Trophy final at Wrest Park on a sunny but fiercely cold Sunday on Sunday 11th April 2021.

After a slow start, Dave Gunn & Alex McIntyre finally got going to beat Mike Porter & Chris Roberts and Mike Hedge beat Richard Peperell, whilst Sophie McGlen lost a close match against Keith Pound.

After lunch, Sophie quickly extended the lead that her teammates had established in the morning, meaning that Nottingham needed one more win to secure victory. Alex had the innings at 4-back and peg and Dave was well up in his game when Mike closed out a three ball ending just as the snow flurries started in earnest. All agreed a quick retreat to the warmth of their cars was in order and the last two matches were duly abandoned.

Many thanks to George from Wrest Park for preparing the lawns and braving the cold!

Results (Nottingham names first)

Dave Gunn (1) & Alex McIntyre (2.5) beat Mike Porter (0) & Chris Roberts (0) +3

Sophie McGlen (3) lost to Keith Pound (2) -6

Mike Hedge (2.5) beat Richard Peperell (3) +14

Sophie McGlen beat Richard Peperell +24

Mike Hedge beat Keith Pound +6

Dave Gunn vs Mike Porter unfinished

Alex McIntyre vs Chris Roberts unfinished


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