GC Golf Croquet

Chelmsford Captain Judith Hand receives the Trophy

The 16 clubs entered into the League were divided into four areas with the winners coming together at Newport over the weekend of 23rd-24th September. Newport proved a popular venue with no team having too far to travel and members of the home club had turned out in force to prepare the lawns and keep up a constant supply of hot and cold drinks. They also provided fine weather on both days.

The semi-finals were played on Saturday. In the first Letchworth beat Downham Market 10-8, recovering from 8-4 down! In the second semi-final Chelmsford won convincingly against Bury St Edmunds 12-4 in the singles and as time was getting on it was agreed not to play the doubles.

In a keenly contested final on Sunday the teams took lunch after three rounds of singles with the score at 6-6. Chelmsford won the next round of singles 3-1 which meant that Letchworth had to win both rounds of doubles to force a shoot-out. They won one but lost the other leaving Chelmsford (Judith Hand, Les and Sheila Renew and John Marchant) the 10-8 winners. Particular thanks go to Richard Keighley of the Leighton Linslade Club for organising the League throughout the season.

See also:

GC League play-off results by year:
Previous GC league winners - summary