CROQUET: Swindon see off Bear of Rodborough

Swindon Croquet's federation side beat Bear of Rodborough 4-1

Swindon Croquet's federation side beat Bear of Rodborough 4-1

First published in Sport

SWINDON Croquet Club’s federation team continued their winning streak with a 4-1 home victory over the Bear of Rodborough.

Swindon’s Neil Morrison was first to the winning peg, beating the Bear’s Keith Appleby 26-8, while, in the doubles match, Mike Graham (Swindon) set up his partner John Airey at hoop one, allowing Airey to make an 11-hoop break.

The home pair kept this lead and their opponents Brian Pittaway and Kate Appleby could not catch up, giving Swindon the game 26-11.

In the afternoon match-ups, Graham continued to be on form and took the lead from the start against Keith Appleby, cruising to a 26-18 victory. Morrison came up against strong opposition in Kate Appleby, who was hitting in well and keeping his balls well apart. He fought back to be within two points as time was called but the Bear player won 23-21. Airey started well against Pittaway with a six-hoop break, before a game of one-hoop scores ensued until Airey was able to pull away and peg out on his last turn, winning 26-21.

In a separate event, four Swindon players (Garry Douel, Bill Marner, Mary and Roger Bedells) attended a high-bisquers (lower ability players) tournament at Cheltenham, with 10 entrants from south west clubs competing. Mary Bedells emerged as the winner.

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