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Tough SWF Advanced League v Budleigh But Intermediate League Win V Exeter

Sidmouth Herald published 30 July 2010

SWF Federation Advanced League v Budleigh Salterton

On a damp foggy day, Sidmouth sent a team of four to Budleigh Salterton for a SW Federation Parkstone Qualifier match.

LtoR: Philip Harris, Ken Wall, Ian Friedlander & Colin Walls

Play in this league is “level advanced” and, with Budleigh fielding a considerably stronger team with a combined handicap of 14.5, against Sidmouth’s 24.5, the final score of Budleigh 6, Sidmouth 1, was perhaps to be expected.



SWF Intermediate League Win for Sidmouth

Sidmouth Croquet Club fielded a team of John Dixon (captain), Nancy Temple, Graham Harford, Graeme Pryor and Keith Thorley for their home Intermediate League match against Exeter.

After a previous long spell of hot, sunny weather, the morning session was played in a dense sea mist and the afternoon was little better, on and off with the rain gear between heavy showers. Nevertheless, some enjoyable croquet was played in a friendly spirit. The doubles partnership of Graham and Graeme won their game, whilst in the singles both John and Nancy recorded one win out of two. Graham and Keith won their singles games to pull off a 5-2 win for Sidmouth. The usual large tea at the end went on for some time, everyone being reluctant to venture home in the pouring rain.


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