James Death defeated a strong opposition to win the Sandiford Salver at
the Southport Advanced Weekend on 15-16 September.
Death played some fast and elaborate croquet, squeezing ten games into
the two days. On the way he completed three triple peels, one triple on
his opponent, a quad, a straight quad, and the not-often-seen quintuple
peel on opponent. Credit must go to Peter Wilson, who managed the event
and succeeded in scheduling enough games to satisfy James’s appetite for
John-Paul Moberly made his Southport debut after recently relocating to
the North West, and won six games out of seven to take second place.
James Death – 10/10
John-Paul Moberly – 6/7
Paul Rigge – 6/8
Alain Giraud – 5/8
Omied Hallam – 4/8
Richard H Smith – 2/6
Liz Wilson – 2/6
Dave Gunn – 2/7
James Hawkins – 2/7
Peter Wilson – 2/7
Derek Knight – 1/6
Dennis Scarr – 1/6
Yesterday our midweek league team played at Westmorland.
In the morning Pauline Rooney and Derek Lunt won but Peter Williams and John Haslam were out bisqued in the doubles and lost by 5.
In the afternoon John was quickly beaten as he gave 11 bisques but Pauline, Peter and Derek all won. The result was 5-2 to us and means that we have won the league.
Congratulations to all members who played during the season. They were Ian Goulden, John Haslam, Derek Lunt, Anne Mitchell, Gail Moors, Tony Thomas and Peter Williams.
Terry Derek Bryan and Ester had a good result winning 10-8 on Saturday 25th August
this was the last match of the season which leaves Southport just short of winning the league
Terry Dunbar,Derek Lunt,Chris Winnard and Mary Warren travelled to Chester and came away 13- 5 winners…. well done team
Southport 5 Bowdon Griffins 2
There was a welcome return to the league team for Tony Thomas after a 2 year absence. Tony quickly made up for lost time by winning the doubles in the morning with John Haslam and winning his singles game in the afternoon.
Morning wins for both Peter Williams and Derek Lunt gave us a 3-0 lead at the break. The afternoon games were split 2 each.
Bowdon 3 Southport 4
The midweek handicap team were successful at Bowdon yesterday. Peter Williams, Derek Lunt and Ian Goulden were making their first visit to Bowdon and acquitted themselves well to the fast and tricky lawns. In the morning our only winner was Derek but after lunch determined play and good tactics meant that wins for Ian, Derek and John Haslam gave us victory.
Southport Super B and B Level Tournament 21/22 July 2018
Sixteen players from across the land assembled under grey Southport skies for this annual tournament. The recent rain was a gift from above for the parched lawns after the recent hit spell, which had now regained their green colour.
The Super B was an ‘all play all’ format whilst the B Level was played as a ‘Swiss’ format. The players forming two very competitive events managed by John Haslam.
Super B – Martin Beacon (2 Nottingham); Kevin Carter (o Surbiton); Andy Dibbon (o Surbiton); Edward Dymock (2.5 Surbiton); Michael Finnigan (3 Nottingham); Clive Goode (0.5 Nottingham); Derek Knight (1.5 Beverley); Beatrice McGlen (0 Nottingham);
B Level – Jim Allcock (5 Crake); Graham Good (7 Bowdon); David Lloyd (4.5 Crake); Sophie McGlenn (9 Nottingham); Alan Pidcock (3 Southport); Michael Steer (5 Bowdon); Sylvia Steer (6 Bowdon); Don Williamson (3 Southport).
The Super B was won by Beatrice Mc Glen from Nottingham with the Runner Up being Clive Goode also from Nottingham. Beatrice also had a handicap reduction to -0.5.
todays match Golf Handicap, Culcheth v Southport.
Team Terry Dunbar, Chris Winnard, Julia Shertidon and Maureen Jeffrey. All team members played very well and we came away with a good win Southport 9.5 v Culcheath 7.5.
The midweek handicap team gave debuts to Derek Lunt and Peter Williams who both played well. At lunch Chester were 2-1 up. The afternoon singles were split 2 wins each and this meant that Chester won the match 4-3.
Golf Handicap Match today 8th July 2018, Bury South v Southport.
The team consisting of Terry Dunbar, Derek Lunt, Bryan Roberts and Maureen Jeffrey. This was a hard fought game, weather very hot and lawn quality poor. However we held our own right down to the last game played by Maureen she managed to win her last game which gave us the final score of a draw Bury South 9 Southport 9. All team members played very well a good result.