County Waltz 2021

Thursday April 22nd was a fabulous day in so many ways. The sun shone and the spring flowers were out, but most importantly we were back enjoying a county competition! Twenty six teams waltzed around Oakmere Park, which was looking beautiful, and showing the benefits of its recent improvements.

While scoring generally proved tricky - blame the rust of lockdown! - a few teams stormed round and it was very close at the top. Southwell’s team of Sue Brownson, Wendy Stretch and Charlie Hall took the honours with 71 points, one ahead of second place Margaret Thorpe, Karen Donnelly and Yvonne Jones (Ruddington Grange) and third on countback Alison Johnson, Susan Nichols and Wendy Miller (Rushcliffe). Frances McGinty, Anne Thow and Pat Cawkwell (College Pines) came fourth. Well done to those teams, who will receive prize vouchers in the post.

I must thank Oakmere Park for hosting us so wonderfully, managing despite the restrictions to provide a lovely relaxed atmosphere and really exceptional food at the picnic tables. I know a few of us will be back for their fish and chips again! Thank you also to Sue Robinson, Di Whittaker and Rosemary Lockwood for their hard work on the day and in advance to ensure a smoothly run event. Full results available here.

Audrey Macmillan
Senior Vice Captain.