The beginning of October saw the opening of the season for the Croquet section. The first tournament, the Muffet Cup, for handicaps 8-10 was won by Stella Reynolds and the runner up Penny Thornwill. The competition was well supported and the final was very closely contested. Stella edging out Penny by 7 hoops to 5.
In November the section played the Handicap Doubles competition. Again the event was well supported with Di Schuurman and Sue Cloete edging out Richard Prosser and Diana Lapping by 7 hoops to 5 in the final.
Left to right Di Schuurman and Sue Cloete (winners) Richard Prosser and Diana Lapping (runners up).
The first team has made an excellent start to the open doubles Robinson Cup league with good wins against Rondebosch, Greyton and Fish Hoek.
This tournament is played in great spirits but very competitive!
Our team, left to right, Di Schuurman, Neil McHardy, Anne Oxton, Thea Lotz, Richard Prosser, Daphne Korpershoek, Marilyn Pentz and Margot Prosser.
Our midweek team has played two very close games against Rondebosch and Somerset West, losing both but by the closest of margins by 5 games to 4.
Kelvin Grove hosted the National Golf Croquet Championships in November. A full report of this tournament will be in our next issue.
Anyone interested in joining the Croquet Section, please contact Richard Prosser (Chairman) on 0828052825 or Jean Farrell (Secretary ) on 0828565010