Week ending 23rd February
We saw a lovely Tuesday morning for a few games of croquet. All the courts were full with a turnout of 32 players. The two new courts are still hard to play on because the top dressing hasn’t settled and has some large patches in the grass. It is a challenge to control the ball due to the uneven surface, which in turn leads to some interesting results.
One of the best games of the morning was between Dorelle Scott and Mary Hodges with 7 who defeated Libby Smart and Lorraine Todd with 6 in a close competition.
There were three winners of three matches namely John Allegri, Bruce Field and Jill Rubie.
It was another good turnout for our Saturday Aussie croquet with 27 players hitting the courts. The cooler mornings make for happier croquet players. How we survived with only six courts last season was a miracle.
The best player of the day by far was Robin Pols, as she was the only player to win her three matches. Her partners for her winning games were Bill Scott, Anne Stewart and Dorelle Scott. Well Done Robin!
The celebratory lunch for March birthdays will be held on Tuesday, 5th March with the venue to be advised.
By Anne and Harley Stewart