Croquet Report | December 20

By Riverine Herald

Echuca Moama

We would like to wish all croquet players a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

May you all be safe for the Christmas festivities.

Echuca Moama had their Christmas break-up on Monday — what a perfect day to celebrate Christmas with such good friends.

Our Christmas lunch was supplied by Lets Do Coffee who are one of our sponsors — the meal was very enjoyable.

Our members then supplied the sweets.

Echuca Moama had 36 people join in our festivities.

There were 10 people from Undera who came to have a go at croquet — they all fit in with our members quite well.

The best player was Trevor Peters, most improved went to Jack Clee and most consistent went to Peter Van Der Zande.

Echuca Moama players will resume croquet on January 6.

Rich River

Golf croquet club play on Thursday of last week had 14 members play singles.

The winner was Jim Gunn on a nett +9 hoops, the only player to win all three games.

Six players won two games each, and the placings depended on nett hoops.

Ian Grant was the runner-up with +6 hoops, just ahead of Faye Zeally on +5.

Alan Holding scored a hoop in one.

On Tuesday, 14 players met for golf croquet.

Only two games were played before adjourning to the club rooms for cake and the drawing of the club Christmas raffle.

Three players won both their games.

Kaye Joyce was the winner with a nett hoop score of +7.

Runner-up was Fiona Larcombe with +3, just ahead of Bev Floyd on +2.

Carol Becker won first prize in the raffle, a well stocked hamper.

Second prize went to Ian Grant.

Organised club play has finished for the year, restarting January 2.

Members wishing to play during the break may collect a key from the golf club reception.

The club congratulates member Russ Smyth who has achieved the position of No. 10 in the golf croquet rankings in Victoria, quite an achievement.

The club wishes all members, family and friends a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe new year.