Final Score: Plymouth 10.5 Cornwall Porthpean 9.5
Friday 12 May saw Porthpean's golf croquet team travel to Plymouth.
Both sides were represented by eight players, those playing for Porthpean having handicaps ranging from 10-3 whilst Plymouth's ranged from 10-5.
Convincing 7-2 victories were achieved by Porthpean's Martin Hughes when he met Barry Wilmshurst followed by Marjorie Barker. Porthpean's Janet Bell also secured a brace of impressive 7-4 wins over Margaret Wilmshurst and then Chris Spiller. Bringing in points for Porthpean, Trevor Bainbridge firmly succeeded 7-2 over Marjorie, Felicity Owen triumphed 7-3 over Chris, the same result was achieved by Russell Moore when he was paired against Bob Savage and Kathleen Moorshead beat David Law 7-6.
All 16 singles games were played within the 50 minute time limit, with honors being equally divided at eight games for each team.
From the morning's two doubles games Porthpean gained just half a point when Janet and Trevor's game against Barry and Margaret went to time before ending at 6-6.
From the afternoon's remaining two doubles games Russell and Kathleen prevailed 5-4 over Sue Marples and Bob.
Rain had persisted throughout the day leaving both teams pleased when finally able to remove their waterproofs before sitting down to tea, generously provided by the hosts.
Victory had slipped from Porthpean's grasp and the final score was Plymouth 10 1/2 - Porthpean 9 1/2.
Report by Kathleen Moorshead.