Short Croquet League
Southport 9, Westmorland 7
Diana Williamson captained a winning Short Croquet League team at the weekend against visitors Westmorland – supported by Margaret Flemmington and John Taylor, whilst the team welcomed back Ian Goulden, playing for the first time this season following serious injury.
The lawns began wet following heavy overnight rain but quickly dried to an excellent playing surface.
Play favoured Southport throughout; Margaret Flemmington winning three of her four games, John Taylor one, and Diana Williamson making a breathtaking finish, hitting in for her final turn to rob her opponent at the peg. Ian Goulden returned with his usual steady form to make three wins.
Final score Southport 9, Westmorland 7 – putting Southport top of the NW Short League.