Lancasters on target for victory - croquet news

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Woodhall Spa Croquet Club played their opening match in the Lincolnshire League against Boston at home.

Teams have been asked to give themselves a nickname and, in honour of 617 Squadron, who flew from RAF Woodhall Spa, the side took on the moniker The Lancasters.

A second team will be known as The Mosquitoes.

The match against Boston turned out to be a little one sided as Boston play mainly doubles and this was their Achilles heel.

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Whilst technically capable the visitors often found it difficult to engineer scoring opportunities in the way that the home players did.

The final score was 13-1.

Spa were in action again against Leicester.

Bob Scott scored the winning hoop but this was a much closer-fought match and the final score did not truly reflect this.

However, WSCC won 8-4.

The winning streak was broken when the team played away at Branston’s The Braves.

The team was depleted by Covid andSpa fielded a couple of players new to competition.

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However, they acquitted themselves very well and had respectable scores, but the team lost 11-3.

For the Platinum Jubilee the club joined in the festivities offered by Jubilee Park with a taster session and competition for visitors.

Almost 50 people tried their skills at croquet with Ian Wilson winning an Amazon voucher for successfully navigating a course of five hoops with just 14 strokes and a tie-break shot finishing 15 inches from the pin.

This taster and competition will, hopefully, be repeated during the 40s Festival.