A team of 3 Southport players travelled to Bury to play their penultimate match of the season.

All players found that the wet conditions and the long grass made for a very difficult game with most not able to hit the ball the length of the lawn

At lunch the score was level with Alan Pidcocks surprise loss against a higher handicapped player, while Don Williamson and Ray Lowe won their doubles game by a single point.

After lunch when the lawns started to dry out and a normal game of croquet could be played Don Williamson had to retire due to having injured his back in the morning play.  Alan Pidcock returned to his usual steady play and won his game followed shortly by Ray Lowe’s win over the Bury captain to make the result 3-2 to Southport.

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