The Downham team that drew at Pinchbeck. From left: Bryan Saddington, Jonathan Toye, Colin Spencer, Peter Hanley, Mike Bowser and Gordon Mills.

CROQUET: Colin Spencer had a good day, representing Downham Croquet Club in the National Oneball finals at Surbiton Croquet Club. 

The charity event raised more than £7,500 for the British Heart Foundation and Spencer made a creditable start to his croquet career, winning five of his seven games.

Downham drew 2-2 at Pinchbeck in their opening East Anglian Croquet Federation match. 

The visitors had success in the opening two games with the doubles team of Jonathan Toye and Colin Spencer prevailing over Mike Bowser and Gordon Mills. 

This was Spencer’s first league match and was an  excellent debut. Bryan Saddington won his singles against Peter Hanley but Pinchbeck won both of the afternoon’s game to share the spoils.

Club members braved the elements and played through the drizzle on Saturday for the annual Peggy’s Plant tournament. 

A good field of 14 players took part in the singles golf croquet event, with Cliff Clifford finishing with a 100 per cent record
of wins.