AC Handicap Southport v Bury Caesars

I am delighted to report that the w/end Ac. h/c team beat Bury Caesars at home on Saturday, 15th. June by 4 games to 3!!!  Pauline, Barbara, Tony and Gail played. The weather was kind to us, just a sprinkling that we did not need to get waterproofs out for as we were sheltered up on lawns 4 & 5. The sun even shone and coats came off for a while. The lawns that had been water – logged earlier in the week and were still soggy in patches on Friday, had dried out beautifully by Saturday. They were mowed very early that morning and by 9.15 Don had finished white lining them – many, many thanks to him.

report by Barbara Haslam

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Handicap Golf Croquet….Bury North v Southport

Our Handicap Golf Croquet team went over to Bury today ( Sunday 9th June ) and came away with a great win….10-8

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Handicap Golf Croquet Results

May 4th Southport v Culcheth result Southport 11 Culcheth 7
May 12th Southport v Fylde falcons result Southport 12 Fylde 4 with 2 draws.
May 23rd Bowden v Southport result Bowdon 4 Southport 14
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Level Play Golf Croquet Results

April 26th Crake v Southport  result Crake 13 Southport 5
May 22nd Southport v Bury Monarchs Result Southport 7 Bury 11
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Longman Cup ….Southport v Bury

Anne Mitchell, Barbara Haslam, Derek Lunt and Brian Lewis played against BuryC.C. in the 1st. round of the Longman Cup – a national competition – at home on Sat. 25th. May. Unfortunately we lost the match 5 – 2. Derek and Brian were the winning players. Bury go on to play last years winners, Tyneside C.C. We wish them good luck.

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Short Croquet Match …..Southport v Bowdon

The Short Croquet team consisting of Don and Diana Williamson, Eileen Rossiter and Barbara Nodwell beat Bowdon 9 games to 7 on Sunday 26th May.
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The Carol Lewis Memorial Trophy ( May Handicap Cup )







The Carol Lewis Memorial Weekend

18th and 19th May 2019

Twelve players representing clubs from Middlesbrough, Crake Valley, Fylde, Bury, Pendle, Cheltenham and Southport arrived to start play at 9.30am. Although the forecast rain did not materialise the cold wind made some of those in shorts regret the decision. The afternoons on both days were much warmer.

Handicaps were from -1 to 22 providing an interesting mix of skills. Play started in blocks of four with the block winners and the highest scoring other players going through to the finals on the Sunday.

The block winners were Paul Rigge (-1), Gail Moors (18), with Brian Shorney (7) and Peter Williams (22) as the highest scoring players. During the block matches Paul completed a quadruple peel on his way to the semi finals.

In the semi finals Paul played Brian and won with Peter playing Gail and winning after a hard but even match leaving Paul to play Peter in the final.

In the final Peter used his bisque advantage with effect, resulting in a 26-13 win and the trophy for the Southport player. He has now had his handicap reduced to 18 to reflect his play over the weekend.

My thanks go to the players and to Don Williamson, John Haslam, Ray Lowe and Paul Rigge for the help they gave me in managing my first tournament.

Jim Allcock

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Handicap Association Croquet Match Crake v Southport

The weekend handicap A.C. team played away against Crake and lost a close match 4 to 3.
The team was Eileen Rossiter, Gail Moors, Peter Williams and Brian Lewis.
Our next match, away to Bury Peelers on June 1st. has had to be re-arranged as it was not possible to get a team together.
On 25th. May we are playing Bury at home in the Longman Cup. This is a National competition organised by the C.A. We have won it on two previous occasions.
The team will be Anne Mitchell, Barbara Haslam, Derek Lunt, and Brian Lewis.
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We will be holding a course for new players at the beginning of the season ……starting on Monday  13th May   7pm start

There is a “COME AND TRY IT” weekend 11th – 12th  May .     come along at any time between 10am and 4pm        THIS YEAR IT’S FREE TO HAVE A TRY

if these times don’t suit you then please leave a message on the club phone and we will try to arrange another day ( 01704551713 )  OR   send an email to

all equipment provided but new players are reminded to bring flat soled shoes ( trainers )

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Richard Smith






A field of nine entries became a paltry seven before a ball had been struck, with two dropping out Saturday morning, predicting that Southport’s surface would be flooded and unplayable due to heavy overnight rain. They were wrong! The work commissioned last autumn on improving drainage has paid huge dividends, even the manager expected to spend the first day of the weekend tournament sheltering inside the clubs historic hut, but no, play started promptly on time at 9:30 – now in a all-play-all untimed single banked round robin.

Yes, I won’t mislead, some players wore multiple layers and waterproofs – others didn’t, conditions weren’t that bad really.

Food was provided by Margaret on the first day & Di on the second – both hit the spot. Huge thanks to both.

Ground and courts were established by Don, Peter & Ray – again, thanks from me to them for their separate days efforts.

As Day two (in sunshine) unfurled, a three way tie for the ‘Jubilee Tankard’ looked possible, but Richard Smith didn’t falter and took the pewter mug, winning all six rounds overcoming some serious challenges.

match report by Paul Rigge


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