Lym Valley aim for August ‘Olympics’

The Lym Valley Croquet Club Intermediate League team of Ken Wilcox, Huw Rees, Richard Cousins and Jack Hoare have had a successful season so far with two good wins against Abbey CC and East Dorset CC and one narrow defeat against Kingston Maurward CC.

The final match against Nailsea, which was due to be played at Uplyme on July 5 was postponed due to the wet weather which made mowing the lawns impossible.

The LVCC B League team has not been so successful and was defeated by both E Dorset and Nailsea in their May matches. The match against Taunton Deane at Taunton in June was washed out. One team member claimed that the balls were floating around the croquet lawn during the attempted doubles game! It is hoped to re-schedule that match.

Forthcoming club events planned at Uplyme include an open one-ball tournament on July 16 followed by the club's 25 birthday celebration in the afternoon. This event is looking increasingly unlikely as the club lawn is out of commission following the floods last Saturday. However, if the weather stays dry, the cricket pitch lawns may be playable.

The weekend of August 18/19 is the date of a UK wide sports initiative to 'capture some of the enthusiasm of the Olympic Games' and the LVCC plands to organise some 'taster' croquet events at this time.

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