Echuca Moama croquet

By Riverine Herald

Echuca Moama

Last Thursday, five members travelled to Quarry Hill.

The weather wasn’t very kind to those who played, it was very cold and windy.

Everyone was keen to play their game and go inside as quick as they could.

Quarry Hill put soup on to warm up all the players between the first two games.

All players appreciated what they did to keep them warm.

On Friday, our numbers were down due to the cold weather.

Our winner for the day was Jan Tracy winning all three of her games, well done to Jan.

Numbers were down again on Monday due to seven members who travelled to Deniliquin for the AGM and the closing of the GVCA.

We will all be back on board next week.

Jenny Van Der Zande was the winner on Monday after she won all three of her games with Jill Graham as runner-up.

Jump shots were won by Jeff Pump and Jack Clee. It was the girls’ day for winning.

Today, we will be holding a social day with 48 players attending.

Anyone wishing to learn croquet with free lessons can contact John Alstin on 0418 505 614.

Rich River

Rich River Croquet Club is running a sausage sizzle tomorrow at Bunnings.

Come along and try one of their tastiest sausages while supporting the club’s fundraising efforts.

On Thursday of last week eight members attended Rich River’s courts and played doubles.

Two players had three wins out of three games.

The day’s winner was Fiona Larcombe who had a nett hoops score of +16, Russ Smyth was runner-up with +14 nett hoops.

Several members attended the GVCA season closing day at Deniliquin Croquet Club on Monday.

Winners from the pennant season and the GVCA championships were awarded their trophies and certificates of appreciation for members’ contributions to the association were presented by GVCA president Kenn Boal.

Deniliquin treated guests to a BBQ lunch and a delicious array of desserts.

On Tuesday, 13 members were joined by a visitor from Sorrento Croquet Club.

Two players won all three games. Bev Floyd was the winner with +9 hoops, just ahead of Russ Smyth with +8.

Kaye Joyce scored a hoop in one.

Last week, was busy for many members of the club. The Anzac Classic was in progress, seven members travelled to Kyabram for the Queenie Dixon Trophy match and six went to Quarry Hill for a social day.

The Queenie Dixon trophy was contested by 16 players from Kyabram, Rich River and Shepparton.

Rich River was well represented on the winners’ dais by Bev Floyd who won the event one hoop ahead of Kaye Joyce.

The club is looking forward to its golden mallet competition to be held on Monday and Tuesday next week.

The competition is played between 12 players with the largest winning margin in singles matches each month.

Visitors and new members are always welcome to join golf croquet at Rich River on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a 10.30am start.

Enquiries can be made to Marjorie Grant on 5480 9985 or Bev Floyd on 0400 799 987.