2023 Pennine Cup

The annual Pennine Cup was contested on Sunday 13t August at a largely sunny Pendle Croquet Club.

The competition consists of 3 doubles matches in the morning and 6 singles (usually 3 advanced and 3 handicap) in the afternoon.

The early exchanges went largely in favour of the North West and with 20 minutes to go it looked like it might be 3-0 to them at lunch, but a good run in two of the games, including Nigel Durie going round to peg out in the last turn to tie the scores and then winning on golden hoop, meant that the Croquet North team had a 2-1 lead at the break.

In the afternoon the position kept changing as games finished and the scores reached 4 - 4 before the NW won the final match to retain the trophy.

Many thanks to Pendle for providing the facilities and Liz Wilson for the bacon butties, and to both teams for an excellent match.

Results (CN first)

Phil Errington and Nigel Durie beat Neil Adams & Phil Snowden 24 - 23 (Golden hoop)
Terry Vernazza and David Millener lost to Brian Medley and Betty Bates 16 - 26
Derek Watts and Nigel Roberts beat Steve Skelton and Garry Wilson 23 - 22

Phil Errington lost to Neil Adams 1 - 26(TP)
Derek Watts lost to Brian Medley 14 - 26
Terry Vernazza lost to Steve Skelton 12 - 26
David Millener beat Garry Wilson 26 - 12
Nigel Roberts lost to Phil Snowden 16 - 26
Nigel Durie beat Betty Bates 21 - 14

Match result: Croquet North 4  North West 5