Newport’s Colin Taylor, Colin Carr, Anne Taylor and Maureen Goodchild with their Downham visitors Ruth Cole, Derek Cole, Jonathan Toye and David Haslam.Picture: SUBMITTED.

CROQUET: Four members of Downham Croquet Club travelled to the Essex/Hertfordshire border to take on Newport in a league match. 

Derek and Ruth Cole, David Haslam and Jonathan Toye lost 16-2 to more experienced opposition but everyone had a very enjoyable day’s play on good lawns with only a brief interruption for rain.