How brave Tim shrugged off his freak croquet injury

Caversham suffered a painful defeat when the A quartet were pipped 9-7 at Phyllis Court yesterday.

The big drama of the GC Advantage League clash happened when Tim Small suffered a badly gashed leg in his third game.

Tim was jumping to avoid an errant croquet ball from another double-banked game when he caught his right leg against hoop three.

Bleeding profusely, he carried on playing until as many as four Phyllis Court first-aiders arrived to patch him up.

Despite his wound he insisted on continuing and even managed to win his fourth and final match.

Sadly, both his wife Anne — who had won all her previous three games — and Liz Walker were beaten at the 13th, leaving the Henley club with the narrowest of victories and Caversham with their first League defeat of the season.

Nurse Anne then rushed her suffering husband to the Henley Minor Injuries Clinic. Later she was able to report: “A couple of glasses of Shiraz medicine and the patient is recovering well.”

Hopefully Tim will be passed for Wednesday’s Advantage League match at Blewbury. Here’s the full scorecard from Phyllis Court: