Belsay Hall beat Nottingham 5-2 in Murphy Shield

A Nottingham team made the journey to the delightful location of Belsay Hall (NW of Newcastle and possibly the most Northerly croquet club in England!) and were fortunate to find the courts playable after torrential rain.  The morning session was close: we took the doubles and narrowly lost the two singles, but the home team consolidated their lead after an excellent lunch and sent us on our way with a strawberry tea.

Ian Vincent & Eileen Buxton bt David Turner and Jack Shotton 7-5, 3-7, 7-3

Valerie Harding lost to Eric Nixon 5-7, 7-5, 6-7

Jennet Blake lost to Derek Johnson 2-7, 3-7

Ian Vincent lost to David Turner 6-7, 3-7

Eileen Buxton lost to Hack Shotton 5-7, 5-7

Valerie Harding bt Derek Johnson 1-7, 7-5, 7-3

Jennet Blake lost to Eric Nixon 3-7, 5-7