Winchester provided four of the nine members of the Hampshire team for the Association Croquet Inter-counties Championships (AC doubles) held at Southwick at the end of May.
Hampshire is in the Second Division and is very happy to stay there as the standard of play in the First Division is pretty stunning. We contrived to lose enough matches – not deliberately! – to maintain our mid-table position and avoid any embarrassment next year!
The weather was truly awful – in fact the lawns were flooded at various times and play had to be curtailed. The Winchester players were Nigel Hind, David Nicholson, James Tuttiet and Ian Harrison.
Hampshire lost to Bedfordshire, Dorset, Kent, Middlesex and Oxon/Berks; and beat Shropshire, Sussex and Warwickshire.
"We also beat an Essex team containing Robert Fulford"......For those who don't know Robert Fulford is the World no 1!!!