The finals of our two Handicap Leagues were played side by side on Hamptworth’s excellent and fast courts yesterday. The hosts prevailed over Phyllis Court ‘B’ in the GC Final but the Henley club did just enough to defeat Littleton in the AC Final. First to complete their programme were the GC players, where an even 2-2 lunchtime scoreline had preceded an uncharacteristic slip from Phyllis Court, & Hamptworth achieved 7 singles successes & an impressive 9-3 victory. In the AC, it couldn’t have been more different, as Phyllis Court took a commanding 3-0 half time lead into the four singles games that remained. Harry Midgley then added the crucial fourth win to secure the title, which was just as well because Littleton fought right back to take the other three rubbers. So that one ended 4-3 to a relieved Phyllis Court who duly qualify to represent the SCF in the National Secretary’s Shield competition in 2013.
Frances Colman presented both trophies on behalf of the Southern Croquet Federation as well as managing both finals, acting as referee and photographer!