Aussie croquet was played last Saturday under very bleak conditions, however 24 players braved the elements. Three games were won by John Browne and Geoff Coles. Close scores of 14/13 were recorded by Dorelle Scott/John Farah def Kevin Rubie/Bruce Field; Kevin Rubie/Colleen Liebich def Robin Pols/Barry White; Neville Spry/Bruce Field def Elvy Quirk/Robin Pols.
Several players recorded 14/11 scoring: Barry White/Colleen Liebich def Bill Scott/Neville Spry; Peter West/Lorraine Todd def Lyn Simmonds/Cheryl Toohey; Neville Spry/Alec Todd def Bruce Field/Lyn Simmonds; John Job/Bill Scott def Cheryl Toohey/Sandy Hepburn; Peter West/Geoff Coles def Joan Littlejohn/John Cole; John Browne/Sandy Hepburn def Lorraine Todd/Barry White; Kevin Rubie/Bill Scott def Dorelle Scott/Cheryl Toohey; John Allegri/Alec Todd def Lyn Simmonds/Peter West.
On Tuesday golf croquet was played with 30 players enjoying the game. The grounds are in near perfect condition and a big thank you must go to the Forbes Shire Council for their tireless effort mowing and marking. One top score was recorded by John Browne/ Joan Littlejohn def Evelyn Mahlo/Lyall Strudwick 10/3.
Many close games of 7/6 were recorded: John Farah/Jennifer Job def John Cole/May Jones; Bruce Field/Allan Jones def Marie Spry/Irene Ford, John Allegri def Barry White; Robin Pols/Fay Picker def John Job/Neil Gilmour; Neville Spry/Jeff Liebich def Bruce Field/Evelyn Mahlo; Allan Jones/Noel Jolliffe def Jennifer Job/Colleen Liebich; Barry White def Bruce Field/Lyall Strudwick. All three games on the day was won by John Allegri, John Cole, Jeff Liebich and Neville Spry. Once again a special thanks to the few members who arrive early to set up.
This week John Browne and Neville Spry have been busy making a mallet holder. It will be a great asset keeping mallets up off the ground. Our new signs at the clubhouse look great and many people have commented on them.
By Elvy Quirk