The AGM will take place Friday 24th November starting at 7:30pm ( please come early to get a seat ) the venue is as it has been for the last few years in Emmanuel Church Hall on Cambridge Road, Southport
The season is over and the SOUTH lawns are closed due to the amount of rain and also to enable the much needed work to be carried out
if you are wanting to play over the winter PLEASE use the NORTH lawns
unfortunately the September Advanced Tournament has had to be cancelled due to waterlogged lawns.
the forecast for the weekend is favourable but rain is forecast on both nights prior to Saturday which would be enough to hold up play.
Southport played its final B Level Advanced league match of the season at Chester
A team travelled to Chester but due to lack of players because of illness, was forced to play an under practised team
Southport lost the single match in the morning played by Alan Pidcock and also the doubles played by Barbara Haslam and Ray Lowe
Still a chance of winning the match in the afternoon singles matches.
Ray Lowe and Alan Pidcock won theirs but Barbara was unable to keep hold of an early lead losing by a couple of points when time was called.
Southport finished the season mid table
The handicap croquet team suffered their first defeat of the season against Bowdon Firs on Sunday. The team were at home, however the players missed the influence of their Captain John Haslam, and his wife Barbara Haslam, an experienced player, who are away on holiday. The team battled hard, however were outgunned by an inform Bowdon who won the match 4 – 0. Southport remain top of the league, and with three matches left they can still go on to win it.
Southport’s Level Play Golf team went to Westmorland midweek, and with all players performing well they enjoyed a good result wining 12 – 6.
A team of 3 Southport players travelled to Bury to play their penultimate match of the season.
All players found that the wet conditions and the long grass made for a very difficult game with most not able to hit the ball the length of the lawn
At lunch the score was level with Alan Pidcocks surprise loss against a higher handicapped player, while Don Williamson and Ray Lowe won their doubles game by a single point.
After lunch when the lawns started to dry out and a normal game of croquet could be played Don Williamson had to retire due to having injured his back in the morning play. Alan Pidcock returned to his usual steady play and won his game followed shortly by Ray Lowe’s win over the Bury captain to make the result 3-2 to Southport.
here was a midweek win for Southport’s Level Play Golf team, in another closely fought battle with Chester Chariots at Victoria Park. The team responded well to a strong Chester team, and Captain Don Williamson was very pleased with the performance of newcomer Peter Williams playing his first match in the Southport team. Peter won 2 of his games, with Don Williamson and Terry Dunbar winning 4 each. They went on to win the match 10 – 8, which is a great result for the team.
A hard fought victory against Pendle at Victoria Park on Saturday for Southport’s Handicap Croquet Team keeps them at the top of the North West Federation League. The morning brought sunshine and the players’ responded well, with John Haslam and Gail Moors winning their doubles match +8. John Mawdsley won a closely fought battle +2 and Barbara Haslam won her match +5 giving them a 3 – 0 lead at lunch.
The afternoon brought rain and dampened Southport’s domination. Losing three games Pendle brought it back to 3 – 3, and it was all down to the last game. Gail Moors showed grit and determination to ensure the victory winning +5 and winning the match for Southport. Captain John Haslam was pleased with his players, they have not lost a match, and he believes they have the character to go on to win the title.