Croquet News

On Thursday of last week Rich River had 14 members playing Kingball, a hybrid form of croquet which includes elements of Golf Croquet and Association Croquet. Bev Floyd was the winner, and Ian Grant was the runner up.

Rich River was pleased to host the Association Croquet Perpetual Trophy last Friday in lovely sunny conditions. This competition has been played between four clubs since its inception in 1986. Competitors Mooroopna, Numurkah, Shepparton and Rich River Croquet Clubs battle it out for the trophy. This year the Shepparton team was the winner, scoring 8 games, just ahead of Mooroopna on 7 games.

Rich River’s Jim Gunn joined Trevor Peters of Echuca Moama and John Young of Shepparton to represent the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association in the golf croquet Regional Championships at the weekend. Trevor had a convincing win in Division 1 and John came in third spot in Division 2. Although Jim didn’t have a podium finish in Division 3, he contributed to the GVCA’s runner up position for the team event. Congratulations to all team members for their achievements.

On Tuesday 9 ladies arrived for croquet and played triples. The winner of the day was Fiona Larcombe who was the only player to win all three of her games. Bev Floyd was the runner up with 2 wins and a nett +2 hoops, just beating Helen Brierley on a countback.