LAST Friday was cold.
It was wet.
It was windy.
It was the day Numurkah, Shepparton and Rich River competed for the Association Croquet Perpetual Trophy.
The wet weather gear was out as 12 hardy souls competed in the competition which has been running between the three clubs since 1986.
Mooroopna is usually part of the competition but was a withdrawal this year.
Rich River was the winner, with seasoned players Marjorie Grant, Ian Grant and Lyn Norwood, and newcomer Jim Gunn.
Rich River won six out of eight games, Shepparton was runner-up with four games and Numurkah won two.
Club golf croquet on Thursday had 17 players, a surprising number in view of the weather.
The day’s winner was Dave Maher and the runner-up was Jay Grant.
The club’s golf croquet Golden Mallet competition is being played out between nine members this week.
The result will be announced at the club’s presentation night later this month.