President  Margaret Kennedy Captain (Association) Marjorie Grant
Vice President  Alan Holding  Captain (Golf) Helen Brierley


Rich River Croquet Club celebrated the camaraderie of croquet, inviting three clubs to a Social Day on Tuesday this week. While the Victorian/NSW border was closed, many players were cut off from their clubs. Deniliquin, Kyabram, Echuca Moama and Rich River all welcomed members from other clubs or had members who played at other clubs, and Rich River were pleased to host a day of appreciation. 32 players competed in three games of doubles, all played in great friendliness and good spirits, and by all accounts everyone had a great day. At the end of all those hoops, the day’s result was a dead heat!

Trevor Peters of Echuca Moama and Leo Barry of Deniliquin tied on three games and a nett hoop score of +11. And small trophies were awarded to Trevor and Brad Fawns of Deniliquin for scoring hoops in one. After the competition, the group headed to the James Maiden Bistro for an enjoyable lunch. Following lunch a dozen or so players headed back to the courts for a final game, off the record, saying that they wanted another opportunity to play on the excellent courts at Rich River.

In golf croquet pennant last week the Kangas had a very close match, with both teams winning six games each.  Visitors Numurkah Blue took the honours, winning 74 hoops to 67. In the first round of the singles Russ Smyth, Dave Maher and Helen Brierley won their games. In the second round Anne Dodd was the only Kanga to win.

Entering the doubles with the scores at four games to each team, Russ and Anne teamed up to win their game, then Russ teamed with Dave to win theirs. Numurkah White played strongly to beat the Emus at Numurkah 8 games 75 hoops to 4 games 58. Pam Kane played well for the Emus, winning three of her four games.  She won both singles and then won her doubles with Ian Grant. Raewyn Taylor and Kaye Joyce teamed up to win their doubles.

At present the Kangas are second on the GVCA pennant ladder, and the Emus are fifth, with two more rounds to play. Rich River was due to play Numurkah in association croquet pennant on Wednesday, but unfortunately Numurkah had to forfeit.

In club play last Thursday, nine members played singles. Only one player won all three games.  Congratulations to Sandra Retallick who had a nett hoop score of +10, as well as scoring a hoop in one. Then there were three players on two games – Jim Gunn with +6 hoops, Di Smyth with +3 and Fiona Larcombe with +1.

Rich River Croquet Club welcomes visitors and new members to join in golf croquet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a 9.00am start. Lessons can be arranged with our accredited coach Marjorie Grant.  Enquiries can be made to Marjorie on 5480 9985 or Helen on 0428 307 200.