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Chester beat Ashby 6-1


[<<] [>>] by John Hampson at Chester
10th May (GC - Inter-Club Shield)

Another warm sunny day at Chester Croquet Club (perhaps spring has finally arrived) saw Ashby Croquet Club visiting us for the second round of the Murphy Shield.

The match started well for Chester with the home advantage of sloping lawns "tipping the balance" in favour of the home team. Chester won the doubles and both singles sessions in the morning and so were three-nil up by lunch. By the afternoon Ashby had adapted well to the local conditions, but even so Chester pulled further ahead with wins in the first three sessions. However, Andy Sherwood managed to save match point on the golden hoop of his second game with David Boyd, and then stormed through the final game to win the final session 2 games to 1 and make the score Chester 6, Ashby 1. Thank you to the Ashby team for an enjoyable and sociable day in the sunshine.

Chester now go on to play in the quarter finals, where they will play the winners of the Branston versus Croquet Durham match.

Result of individual games

England: Inter-Club 'Murphy' Shield, Chester v Ashby

9 May 2024

           

16 Games

           
1 BOYD & LLOYD DavidW & Mark beat SHERWOOD & HAYTACK Andy & Michael 7 2
2 BOYD & LLOYD DavidW & Mark beat SHERWOOD & HAYTACK Andy & Michael 7 3
3 HAMPSON John beat ROWE Judith 7 1
4 ROWE Judith beat HAMPSON John 7 4
5 HAMPSON John beat ROWE Judith 7 6
6 CLEMENTS Sarah beat WHITE Stephanie 7 3
7 CLEMENTS Sarah beat WHITE Stephanie 7 3
8 BOYD DavidW beat SHERWOOD Andy 7 4
9 SHERWOOD Andy beat BOYD DavidW 7 6
10 SHERWOOD Andy beat BOYD DavidW 7 3
11 LLOYD Mark beat HAYTACK Michael 7 2
12 LLOYD Mark beat HAYTACK Michael 7 5
13 HAMPSON John beat WHITE Stephanie 7 6
14 HAMPSON John beat WHITE Stephanie 7 3
15 CLEMENTS Sarah beat ROWE Judith 7 4
16 CLEMENTS Sarah beat ROWE Judith 7 6



 

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