2017 AC World Team Tier 2.1 title – Wales regain title

Wales completed a clean sweep of victories in Tier 2.1 of the 2017 Association Croquet World Team Championship, defeating Ireland (the holders) and Spain by 5-1 and Scotland by 4-2.  Wales had won the inaugural Tier 2.1 in 2010.

Scotland were runners-up with a 6-0 whitewash of Ireland in their opening Test Match and an official draw with Spain after torrential rain on the final afternoon brought proceedings to an early close.  The Playing Regulations require four matches to be completed before a result can be declared and, when play was abandoned, Scotland had won three matches and led 1-0 in two other matches.

Ireland defeated Spain 3-2 in a match that had to be reduced to three players per side because of the unavailability of a Spanish player on days 3 and 4.

Results can be found on the Croquet Records Website - WorldTeams2.1:2017

Or on Croquet Scores

Champion: Wales (Ian Burridge, Garry McElwain, Cliff Jones, Chris Williams)

Second:  Scotland (David Magee, Campbell Morrison, Martin Murray, Duncan Reeve, John Surgenor)

3rd: Ireland (Jack Clingan, Peter Moore, Nathaniel Healy, Evan Newell, Ian Vincent, Simon Williams)

4th: Spain (Fernando Alvarez-Sala, Lucas Azcona, Juan Bravo-Ferrer, Juan Ojeda, Jose Riva)