Novice Neil saves the day!

June 11th 2022

Bath Croquet Club made the lengthy trip to Bridgend to play their second Federation match. With a team depleted by injury & holidays, stand in captain Pete Miles called up novice Neil Pinker for his first match ever in the competition. Glamorgan fielded a strong team with handicaps of 1, 1.5 and 3.5 compared to Bath’s 2, 5 & 12. The setting was lovely with two new lawns flanked by fields of sheep in the countryside and the rainy weather held off until the afternoon. In the morning doubles, Neil & Philip de Glanville defeated the Glamorgan doubles team by 26-15 and captain Miles came back from an almost certain defeat to snatch a well earned victory in the singles game 26-18. The afternoon singles proved much tougher for de Glanville and Miles, both going down to better opposition, making the match all square at 2-2. Novice Neil saved the day with a trouncing of the third Glamorgan player 26-3 to bring about a well earned victory to Bath 3-2.

Neil Pinker (12) & Philip de Glanville (5) beat Sarah Melvin (1) & Chris Tuthill (3.5) 26-15
Pete Miles (2) beat Robert Upton (1.5) 26-18

Pete Miles lost to Sarah Melvin 9-26
Philip de Glanville lost to Robert Upton 18-26
Neil Pinker beat Chris Tuthill (26-3)