Coasters: Philip B (6) Catherine (9) (C) Claire (10) Shelagh (11)
Pendle: Mike Bradbury (4) Penny Clark (7) Karen Bamforth (7) (C) David Carpenter (9).

A cold breeze and light rain in the morning faded by mid-afternoon, so it warmed up a little but the sun stayed away. All level after the Doubles 1-1.

By lunchtime, two wins for Philip and a win each for Claire and Shelagh kept the score level at 5-5. Talk of Woke culture, Bridgerton, Gogglebox and Naked Attraction kept us entertained over lunch and we were buoyed up ready for the afternoon. In Round 4, Coasters edged in front with another win for Philip and Claire and Catherine managed her first win of the day. So, 8-6 going into the final round and Pendle had all to play for. However, the Fylde ladies had a win each, so Fylde Coasters was the victor, keeping them top of the Group A League.

Only two Games went to time and Coasters prevailed in four of the five Golden Hoop shootouts. Despite the weather, everyone enjoyed the day with many compliments about the variety of wild flowers in Martin’s Meadow.

Posted by Catherine, 5th June 2022

Fylde Falcons 10 Bury North 8

The day was fine but with a cool breeze for the morning matches but warm sunshine in the afternoon.

Falcons: Betty 3, Ian 4, Ted 11, Barbara 12.
Bury North: Bernard 3, Richard 4, Norman 8, Pat 12.

Fylde won both doubles 7-4 & 7 – 6.

Most of the singles were close with Fylde Falcons coming out on top in some very close games. Pat played some very good stop shots against Betty but they were beaten by Betty’s brilliant jump shots. Ted made an excellent start against Richard winning the first 5 hoops only to lose 7 – 5 as Richard made a good come back. A similar game against Ian, 5 – 1 turned around by Richard for a win on the golden hoop. Ted played a super game against Norman winning 7 - 0 despite losing their way on lawn 5 after Ted won the first 4 hoops! Barbara shared a win with Betty in the doubles and won 3 out 4 singles to seal the match.

Well done Team.

Posted by Barbara, 8th May 2022

Fylde Coasters 9.5 Fylde Falcons 8.5

in the first Golf Croquet League match today. The Coasters team were Jan (capt), Sue, Claire and Shelagh. Falcons Ted, Lu, John, Alison with non playing captain Barbara. Player of the match was Alison who won all her games.

The Coasters came out on top, but not in the photo.

Posted by Jan, 1st May 2022