Club Competitions Deadline Extended

  Competitions Manager, Mike Hayward, today decided that, because of a little uncertainty in the arrangements for some of the Club Knockout competitions, the deadline for completing Rounds 1 and 2 of the Short-lawn AC and Golf competitions will be extended to 3rd July 2018. The results for all matches already played in these competitions would stand. The draw for the Full-lawn Handicap AC competition was made and is as shown on the relevant page of this site.

Rain . . . in Manchester?!

Although generally undeserved, the reputation of Manchester for rain certainly seemed appropriate on Friday 25 May when the Westmorland short-lawn team (Captain Mike Hodgson, John Burrows, Mike Hayward and Simon Robins) played Bowdon Cubs. As we approached Bowdon the clouds darkened further and started to deposit their contents, a process which continued at various levels of severity for the rest of the day. As the match progressed, neither team gained control so that midway though the afternoon session the score was even 6 all. At this stage, because of the worsening conditions (see photo), there was discussion on whther the game should be abandoned as a draw. It was decided, however, to soldier on despite having to double-up on the only two short lawns where play was even a possibility. With our captain winning the last match to finish, Westmorland managed to edge ahead winning with a score of 9-7. Thanks to the Bowdon players for their hospitality and for playing the match in such good spirit despite the difficult conditions.

Levens Hall Opens for New Season

  The opening of Levens Hall on Sunday 22nd April meant that the new season for Westmorland Croquet Club could get underway, and below are pictured some dedicated members eager to get started!