A hard fought victory against Pendle at Victoria Park on Saturday for Southport’s Handicap Croquet Team keeps them at the top of the North West Federation League. The morning brought sunshine and the players’ responded well, with John Haslam and Gail Moors winning their doubles match +8. John Mawdsley won a closely fought battle +2 and Barbara Haslam won her match +5 giving them a 3 – 0 lead at lunch.
The afternoon brought rain and dampened Southport’s domination. Losing three games Pendle brought it back to 3 – 3, and it was all down to the last game. Gail Moors showed grit and determination to ensure the victory winning +5 and winning the match for Southport. Captain John Haslam was pleased with his players, they have not lost a match, and he believes they have the character to go on to win the title.