Sheffield beat Hampstead Heath 3-2
Sheffield CC beat Hampstead Heath in the Secretary's Shield. Saturday 10th July 2021
After a dramatic start to the day and a hasty relocation to the neutral venue of Leicester a good day's croquet was enjoyed by both teams, especially Sheffield.
At lunch Sheffield were ahead by 2 games to 1. After lunch it looked as though Hampstead Heath were going to take the win - the score was 2 all, and in the deciding match time had gone with Sheffield behind and one turn left. An unfortunate fault on a take off croquet stroke by Hampstead Heath let Eugene Chang in to come from behind to peg out.
Sheffield names first (the morning singles were played as 18 point games)
Eugene Chang (-1.5) lost Gabrielle Higgins (-1) 15-16 T
Mark Simmerson (6) beat Rick Weinstein (4.5) 16-15 T
Margaret Crossland (14) beat. Sandy Nairne (8) 18-10
Eugene Chang & Mark Simmerson beat Gabrielle Higgins & Sandy Nairne 26-21
Margaret Crossland lost to Rick Weinstein 17-24 T