The club’s 2023 fixtures in the various South West Federation Leagues have been arranged and can be found by following the links under the drop down item ‘League Matches’.
Glamorgan won the Division 1 Autumn Short Croquet Team event at Budleigh Salterton on 9 October 2022. This was the first win 2015 when competing as Dyffryn.
Martin Jones from Swansea won the Grimshaw Cup on Saturday 13 August.
The AC advanced level Parkstone Trophy team have been given a walk-over by Bath and as a result Glamorgan win Division 2 and so will promoted back into Division 1 for 2023.
As Dyffryn we won Division 2 in 1999 and 2007 and Division 1 in 2005.
The club’s 2022 fixtures in the various South West Federation Leagues have been arranged and can be found by following the links under the drop down item ‘League Matches’.
Finals weekend has come and gone. Paul Pristavec beat Sarah Melvin in the Peter Salter, on Friday. On Saturday John and Sally Evans beat Sarah Melvin and Jay Dyer 7/3, 7/5 in Golf doubles. In the Afternoon Peter Balchin beat John Evans 7/6, 7/5 in the Golf Level. On Sunday the association doubles took four and a half hours for Julian Langston and Chris Tuthill to beat the Evanses plus 9.
Earlier in the week, John Evans beat Chris Williams in the association advanced open. And Sue Mackay won both halves of one ball.
To complete the competition listing.
Chris Williams beat Sarah Melvin in the Dyffryn Cup. Robert Upton won the B class association. Peter Balchin beat James Beach in the Golf Vase.
And on an historic round up Kevin Ham won the Grimshaw Cup, with Julian Langston the Chairman’s Bowl.
The Glamorgan Reds team of Kevin Ham, John Cording and Mike Parry were successful in winning the Southern section of the inaugural Welsh CA team competition. They defeated Llandovery, who could have been victorious, in the final game. They move to taking on the Northern section winners, Llanfairfechan Seagulls in the National final on 11th September.
It was a close final, with Glamorgan losing to Llanfairfechan 6-8.
The GC Home Internationals, hosted by Wales at Nailsea, took place over the last weekend. Club Member Sarah Melvin was in the team from a while ago. The week prior to the event that went up to 2 with Kevin Ham drafted in from Reserve to cover for a Covid-pinged team member who had to self isolate. Kevin became ill prior to the weekend and his place was taken by Mike Parry at short notice. Other team members were Ian Burridge as Captain and Chris Roberts. One slightly amusing thing to note was that Ian played his son who was competing for England in the event. Honours were even in the doubles at 1 game apeice, but Ian prevailed 2-0 in the singles!
Mike and Sarah acquitted themselves well over the weekend taking several scalps. the overall placing of the team was 2nd to England – was this an example of ‘coming home’ as we’ve heard recently in another sport? Scotland finished 3rd. The Irish team could not compete due to Covid restrictions.
Congratulations to Sarah and Mike! Always nice to represent your country.
We played Bristol twice in the last week in the Advanced league division 2 and the GC handicap league. The Advanced team won by 5 games to 0 and the GC team were second with a defeat of 6-14. Jim Beach said that the plan for the next GC game is to have lunch first as things improved after lunch!
Bristol were the first visitor to our new lawns at the weekend. We were defeated by 3 games to 2. The Bristol team started like trains, with Paul being defeated 26-0 inside 75 minutes and the doubles of Sarah and Kevin struggling against bisques. This got much closer towards the end when the bisques ran out, with a 26-21 win for the visitors.
The afternoon saw another Bristolian defeating Sarah 26-0 clinching the match. Kevin and Paul made the score look more respectable with wins in the afternoon. 2-3 looks MUCH better than 0-5!
More on the club (open) Facebook page, including pictures of the new shelters.