Lodsworth lift the croquet cup at Littlehampton

Lodsworth Croquet Club won the Littlehampton Centenary Cup.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 12:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:46 am
The winning Lodsworth team

Given that this is their third competitive season, this is a significant achievement as they took on nine other established Sussex croquet clubs.

At Littlehampton Croquet Club’s grounds, a cold sea breeze greeted them but it was replaced by a blue sky and summer temperatures.

Each team was required to play 13 matches in total - five doubles and eight singles.

The star of the team was Mike Wilson who won all five of his matches. Everyone else played really well and in the end Lodsworth won nine matches and lost four.

At the presentation the teams were read out in reverse order and Lodsworth were announced the winners.

The cup was presented to the team who celebrated on the way home at the Swan Inn in Fittleworth.

The team comprised Michael Oakland, Alistair Proctor, Hugh Brown and Mike Wilson.

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