Top of the world! Pam and Chris thrash Basingstoke

Caversham’s new D team could be on the way to a shock title triumph in the SCF’s Single Court League.

Our third side, who joined the league for the first time this summer, scored a stunning 5-0 win at Basingstoke Roundheads on Wednesday and boast a 100 per cent record at the top of the table.

Now team boss Jane Probitts — who worked so hard to get our third squad admitted to the league at the last minute — is being tipped for a soccer-style ‘manager of the month’ award.

You can never be quite sure who’s going to turn up in Single Court League croquet. Just a week ago the Roundheads found a strong enough pairing to beat our B team — notionally our top team — by 3-2.

This time the Basingstoke side were no match for Pam Briggs and Chris Barnard, who had a perfect record on the day. Pam’s consistently accurate hooping means her handicap has now been reduced to eight.

Right: Chris is congratulated on his first singles win by Basingstoke’s Ken Lennon. Left: How the scoring went.