Ashby Croquet Club
2015 RESULTS Played on Sun 6th Sept at Bakewell
Bakewell hosted a three-way tournament,
with teams of four people from Bakewell, Nottingham and Ashby competing, and handicaps
ranging from 9 to the maximum of 20.
Each club arranged themselves into two doubles pairs the Ashby pairs
being Richard & Christine, and Derek & Martin. Each pair played
against both of the pairs from each of the other two clubs, giving four rounds
overall. There was a 90-minute time limit for each game, with none of the
games finishing within the time limit. Many of the games were very close, as
was the overall result, with Nottingham finishing on 5 wins, Bakewell 4 wins
and Ashby 3 wins.
Unfortunately the 2014 competition was cancelled. Ashby and Nottingham were the only clubs to have registered an interest, but Ashby were unable to raise a team.
Nottingham 1 4 Ashby (Will, Mick and Derek)
Things are getting desperate the East Midlands 14-point AC League was once contested by 5 or 6 clubs playing a full season of league fixtures. This year we were down to just two clubs, one match and that with only 3 players per side.
Nottingham hosted the match against Ashby. Ashby were comfortable winners 41 and so win the League. As champions, Ashby will be presented with the Federation Short Croquet Salver.
Three teams entered this competition. Branston U3A combined with Woodhall
Spa to form the
2nd June: Ashby 3 2
Arthur Rowe (3.5) 14 7 Sue Wileman (10)
Arthur Rowe 14 1 Bob Thompson
Derek Buxton 7 10 Ian Dovey
Saturday 30th July: Ashby 5 - 2 Woodhall Spa & Branston
Rachel Rowe (3) & Jeremy Staley (10) 8 11 John Norman (14) & Mary Timms (22)
Arthur Rowe (3.5) 14 11 Ralph Timms (22)
Rachel Rowe 14 10 John Norman
Arthur Rowe 14 2 Roger Reed
Jeremy Staley 4 14 Ralph Timms
Nottingham beat Woodhall
Spa & Branston 4-3 in the other match, so
Spa could not raise a team this year, which left just
19th June: Ashby 2 3
Sue Wileman (11) & Derek Blow (8) 14 5 Arthur Rowe (4.5) & Jeremy Staley (10)
David Woodhouse (8) 14 5 Derek Buxton (10)
David Woodhouse 9 14 Arthur Rowe
Derek Blow 11 13 Derek Buxton
Sue Wileman 12 6 Jeremy Staley
There were only three clubs participating again, so to make it a more meaningful competition the Federation decided to introduce both home and away fixtures so that each club plays four matches in all.
16th May: Ashby 5 2
Derek Blow (9) & Sue Wileman (16) 14 7
Clive Goode (14) 8 14
David Woodhouse (11) 14 6 Arthur Rowe (6)
Derek Blow 12 9 Arthur Rowe
David Woodhouse 14 7
Clive Goode 11 14
Sue Wileman 14 7 Geoff Ellott
Woodhall Spa v Ashby: Not played
Ashby v Woodhall Spa: Not played
Results of other matches:
Woodhall Spa 2 5
league positions: 1st
Only three teams took part: Ashby,
21st June: Nottingham 3 4 Ashby
In the other match,
ASHBY WIN THE
Saturday 14th October: The last match in the
Geoff Ellott became ill the evening before the match and Rachel willingly stepped in to fill the breach.
Ashby won all 3 first round games, Mick beat Nigel Harding +6, Arthur beat David Eckford +5 and Rachel and Derek beat Bob Thompson and John Norman +9.
Second round game results: Derek lost to David (+7), Mick (+8) beat Bob, Arthur (+4) beat Nigel and Rachel lost to John (+6).
The 5-2 victory kept Ashby unbeaten in the league thus giving us the title. All team members including Marilyn, Geoff and Richard are to be congratulated.
Saturday 24th June:
Ashby (Derek, Richard, Geoff and Marilyn) 6 1
Thursday 16th June: Northampton 2 - 5 Ashby
Saturday 4th June: Southwell 4 3 Ashby In spite of the ever present black clouds overhead, rain just about stayed off at Southwell on Saturday. Ashby nudged ahead by winning two out of the three first round matches but unfortunately lost three out of four in the second round and so went down 3 - 4 in the match. Congratulations to Southwell for a good result in their re-introduction to this competition. Well done to Marilyn for winning both of her matches and many thanks to Eileen for bringing forward her Association "debut" to enable us to field a team for the match. Jeremy
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