Croquet Durham visited the beautiful gardens of Belsay Hall on 21 May to play Belsay in their first match in Division 1 of the Croquet North Golf Croquet League.
With rain forecast, the two teams were lucky to have very little to put with on that front as a closely fought match progressed through the six rounds of play (Two singles and a doubles in each round).
Neither side was more than one point ahead until the final round when Croquet Durham managed to squeak it by 10 games to 8.
So congratulations to the Durham team of Roger Carpenter (Capt.), Malcolm Hobbs, Nigel Martin and Clive Rook; and many thanks to Belsay for their hospitality on a day that eventually turned out sunny and warm.