Barnstaple Croquet Club hosted the first match at its new ground at Raleigh Meadows, entertaining Dowlish Wake.

In a tight match the visitors were leading 7.5pts-4.5pts at lunch, but the home side had a great afternoon to overtake them and win 11.5-8.5.

The Barnstaple team comprised Elizabeth Gilliat, Jennifer McKendrick, Velda Masterson, Ruby Featherstone, David and Ann White, Michael and Irene Fane.

Barnstaple’s next home match is tomorrow (Thursday) July 5.

Barnstaple Croquet Club is based at Raleigh Meadows next to Barnstaple and Pilton Cricket Club and would welcome anyone interested in have a go at croquet. More information on their website at http://www.barnstaple-croquet-club.btck.co.uk/ ; email barnstaplecroquet@yahoo.co.uk or telephone Irene or Michael on 01409 281815.