Leighton and Linslade Croquet Club won their opening match of the East Anglian Federation Level League, beating Chelmsford and Bentley.
The first game was the doubles between Roger Stroud and John Thorp (Leighton Linslade) against John Skuse and Tony Frewin ( Chelmsford and Bentley, and Jean and David ball (Leighton Linslade) against Bob Jones and Paul Bridgman (Chelmsford and Bentley). Two more games were played before lunch where the scores were even.
After a late lunch two more games each were played, and the visitors began to stretch their legs.
Their dominance after lunch saw them take a comfortable 11-5 victory.
The Chairman thanked John Cundell for being overall Manager and those who set up the lawns, scorers and caterers.
There will be three other level play games thoughout the summer not to mention the handicap league.
The club are also hosting a National B level competition for members with a handicap of 3-8 and a level C competition with the handicaps of 8-12.