Kyabram claims mallet yet again

March 02, 2017

Noel Kervin watches on as Jim Maynard takes his shot.

KYABRAM Croquet Club hosted Rich River Croquet Club on February 20, for the second annual Queenie Dixon Memorial.

The two clubs each entered a team of eight players to vie for the handmade trophy, a replica of a “wooden mallet” which would go to the winning club for the next 12 months.

Kyabram won the first match last year by just two hoops so we knew that Rich River would be trying to level the score this year. The winning team would be the one with the most hoops scored.

Golf Croquet was played, three games, in timed rounds of Hi/Lo doubles, on “A” grade courts. The winners of each game were the first to score 13 hoops or the highest score when the timer rang. Players changed partners after each round, which added lots of interest and the match was played in good spirits. The games were well contested with most stopping on the bell. Unfortunately the final scores did not show how close the games had been throughout the evening.

Best players for Kyabram were Jim Maynard and Helen Hastie, whilst Helen Brierley and Maree Hodgins were the best for Rich River.

The Final Score – Kyabram, 166 hoops, defeated Rich River, 84 hoops.

Twilight croquet on Thursday, February 23, was another high scoring night with most players reaching the mid 20s. The format was again two games of “golf” croquet followed by a quick game of “Aussie” at the end.

Winner on the night was Margaret Sullivan (29) with Rayleen McDonald (28) second. Peg Wingate, our chief scorer, decided to give out a couple of extra awards on the night.

Ken Warren – the man with the “golden touch”, Maxine Schumann – “Hoop in One’’, Cheryl Hazelman – Much Improved player and Sue Agosta - The ‘‘Foot Stamper” award.

Twilight is continuing for the next few weeks, come down and try your hand at something different, all equipment supplied, light supper afterwards.

Please wear flat-soled shoes.

New players are also welcome to join us on Mondays from 9am, our practice day.

Any enquiries please ring Margaret on 5853 1362 or Rayleen on 5853 2394.

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