CROQUET: Horncastle U3A triumph in opening fixture of Jubilee Park season

The winners,  Horncastle U3A  from left to right -  Jim Forgham,  Pauline Donner and Roy Donner. EMN-141105-164344001
The winners, Horncastle U3A from left to right - Jim Forgham, Pauline Donner and Roy Donner. EMN-141105-164344001

Woodhall Spa Croquet Club hosted its first event of the season on Saturday, the Jubilee Park Challenge Cup.

Teams from Nottingham, Horncastle U3A, Woodhall Spa U3A, Branston, North Hykeham, Gainsborough and Woodhall Spa Croquet Club all enjoyed a sunny day in Jubilee Park.

Each team of three played a total of six games, both doubles and singles, and the standard of play was very high.

The eventual winners were Horncastle U3A, represented by Pauline Donner, Roy Donner and Jim Forgham (16 wins). The team from Nottingham (14 wins) came a close second.

The next event will be this weekend when the competitions usually held in Lincoln Castle grounds, will be held at Jubilee Park.

Teams are expected to visit from most clubs in the East Midlands Federation of Croquet Clubs to play for the Lincoln Castle Cup.