European Team Championship 2011

23-26 June 2011, Cheltenham

The Scottish team of James Hopgood, Campbell Morrison and Martin Murray reached the final of the third WCF/FEC European Team Championship, where they lost narrowly to Jersey.  James had beaten Jersey's Tony Le Moignan 2-0 in the first association croquet match of the final, and Campbell had lost the golf croquet 3-0 to Matt Burrow; so the Championship hung on the AC match between Martin and Richard Griffiths, which stood at 1-1.  In the deciding game, after many changes of innings, a missed peg-out by Martin proved fatal, letting Richard in to win +1.

Full commentary on the final by Andrew Gregory is on the Croquet Association's website, in two parts: here and here.  Scotland's semi-final with Ireland was another close match, reported here.