• Paddy Chapman won the East Midlands Championship

    Club member Paddy Chapman won the (AC) East Midlands Championship, beating visitor Robin Brown in the play-off after completing two sextuple peals in earlier rounds.  The other two finalists were James Hopgood, who had travelled down from Edinburgh despite the disruption to train services caused by the landslips on Thursday, and Ian Lines, the holder and also a club member.  Ian Vincent, the Manager, was undefeated in the plate.

    Conditions were difficult, with a gusty wind throughout the weekend, but the field of 20 players were well fed by Irmgard Finnigan, Patricia Duke-Cox and Beatrice McGlen.  Irmgard had the additional challenge of coping without a water supply: the pavilion had been cut-off by a burst main under University Boulevard, which was repaired during the evening rush hour!

    Several people thanked Charlie, the groundsman, for the consistency of the hoop setting, and for having the lawns playable despite having been flooded on Thursday.

    Paddy Chapman with the Hopewell Cup

    Robin Brown, the runner up, having been presented with his prize by Beatrice

    and Ian Vincent, receiving his for winning the plate.

    Thanks to Rachel Rowe for taking the photos.

  • Borehole update

    The borehole pump has now been connected to a starter switch in the pantry, which in turn is wired back to a new circuit on the distribution board.  It is now operational for manual use ... but given the weather in June we needn't have rushed!

    The pictures below were taken on the day the drillers returned to complete their part of the work ,,,

    ... with a digger to create manholes for the wellhead and flowmeter.

    Attaching the pump to the downpipe.

    A close-up of the pump and its cable.

    Tying on the cable.

    Lowering it down the hole ... with some rope to haul it back up if necessary!

    The manhole with the flow meter and the outlet for connecting a hose.

    Nothing yet!

    Success with a generator to power the pump.

    The cable buried in sand to connect up to power in the pavilion.


  • Nottingham B beat Hurlingham 4-3 in Inter-Club

    We narrowly kept our interest in the Inter-Club alive by beating Hurlingham 4-3 in windy conditions before the deluge last night.  Ian Lines won the deciding match, finishing from 4-Back and peg.  We play Colchester in the 2nd round.

    The full results, as reported on the CA website, were:

    Ian Lines & Debbie Cornelius lost to Gabrielle Higgins & Dayal Gunasekera -4
    Ailsa Lines beat Richard Hoskyns +4
    Sanaa Hallam lost to Bob Stephens -5

    Ian Lines beat Gabrielle Higgins +17
    Debbie Cornelius lost to Dayal Gunasekera -18
    Ailsa Lines beat Bob Stephens +10
    Sanaa Hallam beat Richard Hoskyns +26


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