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The Pavilion, Lammas Park, Culmington Road,
Ealing, London W5 5JH
On Tuesday 25 April a team from Ealing enjoyed a mostly sunny, but very cold day in our friendly GC match at The Hurlingham Club. The team comprised our captain Christine Mason, Gill Humberstone, Margaret Page and Tom Hartwell. Christine organises the GC events and tries to include members who have not previously played at Hurlingham. This is an annual event, alternating between each club. Charmain Cooper was their Captain again, assisted by Roderick Sheen.
The match was level play and in the morning we played two rounds of doubles, all very long games but Ealing won 3 out of 4. We were treated to a lovely lunch, when we were also able to warm up. Round three consisted of singles, and again Ealing won 3 out of 4, with both Gill and Margaret winning at the Golden Hoop. Finally, a round of doubles clinched another triumph for Ealing, so we won 7-3 overall, ending the day with tea and a choice of scones or cake, with Michael and Chris from their team providing friendly conversation.
The Ealing team really enjoyed their grand day out, and none of them could believe that the immaculate lawns are real grass!
Article: Christine Mason
The Ealing Team comprising (from left) Christine, Tom, Margaret and Gill, all looking very pleased with themselves.