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Bristol beat Surbiton 4-1

[<<] [>>] by Dave Kibble at Blewbury
28 Apr (AC - Inter-Club)

David Goacher and Dave Kibble beat Stephen Mulliner and Nick Parish +6
Richard M Smith beat Alison Maugham +15

Dave Kibble beat Stephen Mulliner +26
David Goacher lost to Alison Maugham -17tp
Richard M Smith beat Nick Parish +15

We chose a neutral venue mid-way between our clubs partly due to a
difference of opinion about who should be the home team - Bristol
having played several finals against Surbiton at the "neutral" venue
of Surbiton. ACTC need to look at this issue.

Blewbury's lawns were waterlogged at 8am after 25mm of rain overnight,
but by 0930, when play was scheduled to begin, they were not only
playable but lovely to play on, if only the weather had been warmer
rather than blowing a freezing wind through our very bones we'd have
had a great day's croquet. Surbiton had to cancel their tournament in
progress because of standing water looking like lakes!

All games were early-season scrappy, some more than others, though
Alison's TP never looked like breaking down. Dave turned down the big
shots against Stephen that would have got a standard TP but the
delayed TP was going well until it reduced to a straight double and
the Rover peel stuck to one side of the jaws, but was posthumously
rush peeled and an OSL constructed as the peg was out of sight.


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