Rich River croquet

By Riverine Herald

Rich River

In golf croquet last week the Rich River Kangas had a close win against Deni Diamonds, the ladder leaders.

The score was six games all, 71 hoops to 66.

Russ Smyth won three out of four games, Anne Dodd won two.

The Rich River Emus lost to Numurkah White by an even smaller margin: six games each, 65 hoops to 67.

Bev Floyd and Ian Grant won three games each.

In Association croquet this week Rich River section one forfeited their match, while section two had a loss to Shepparton Gold after a day of friendly but competitive play.

Their only win for the day was Lyn Norwood’s singles game.

The end score was one game to two, 32 hoops to 44.

On Thursday of last week club play saw eight members playing doubles.

The day’s winner was Carol Borella, with Kaye Joyce in second place.

Their scores were three games each, but Carol’s hoop score was one better than Kaye’s.

In Club play on Tuesday 23 members played doubles.

Four players won three games each.

On a hoop count Ian Grant had the win, with Bev Floyd taking second place just ahead of Maree Maher and Kaye Joyce.

Hoops in one were scored by Betty McLindin, Dave Maher and Carol Becker.

The club said farewell at an afternoon tea to Betty McLindin who is moving to Queensland.

She takes the Club’s best wishes for happiness at her new home.

Echuca Moama

Tuesday, September 11 saw four of our members travel to Numurkah for their social day and a great day of croquet with two of our players winning all of their four games.

Trevor Peters winning the most hoops and Jeff Pumpa the runner-up.

Jeff’s day got even better when he won the raffle.

Friday, September 14 saw good weather for croquet, but numbers a bit light on with only six members looking for a game.

Singles was played with Elayne Pickthall and Roslyn Smallwood both tied. Roslyn won on the day with the most hoops made.

On Monday five of our players joined Kyabram Croquet Club for their social day. Four games of doubles were played.

The competition was strong with Beryl Ash playing well for Echuca Moama winning all of her four games, but was knocked off for first prize by Shepparton’s Rita Jenkins having more hoops made for the day.

At home at Vic Park 10 members played singles and doubles. David Hocking won the Lets Do Coffee Voucher and Roslyn Smallwood was the runner-up. It was good to see one of our members Jenny Zan de Van back from her trip North taking to the courts.

The club is looking forward to going to Deniliquin this weekend for the Echuca Moama vs Deniliquin Cross Border Challenge, we hope the weather holds.

New members welcome. Phone John Alstin on 0418 505 614