CA Longman Cup Sussex County v East Dorset

Sussex County travelled to East Dorset for the semi-final of the CA's Longman Cup, a national handicap AC tournament. The result was a 6-1 defeat with Steve Chapman being our only winner. Three of the losses were quite convincing but the other three were by one, two and three points respectively. The last of these was in the doubles where an unfortunate leave after time was called allowed Est Dorset to go two ahead. Our hosts provided a nice lunch and we had an enjoyable day despite the result.

Individual results (ED names first):

Alan Jones & Chris Rice beat David Gillett & Simon Fenn-Tye +3T
Mike Rice beat Chrissie Merrington +20
Chris Weedon beat Steve Chapman +1T
Chris Weedon beat Chrissie Merrington +14
Alan Jones beat David Gillett +2T
Mike Rice lost to Steve Chapman -6
Chris Rice beat Simon Fenn-Tye +14

Very many thanks to the team of David Gillett (Captain), Chrissie Merrington, Steve Chapmen and Simon Fenn-Tye for volunteering to play in this match. It was a long way to trvel to Parkstone and back , and to play competitive croquet in the middle.