Croquet report | July 10

By Riverine Herald

Echuca Moama

Echuca Moama Croquet had another beautiful day out on the courts playing with good friendly cheerful members.

There is no better way to spend the day in this very trying time.

At least we are getting some exercise and not just staying in the house all day.

We can still play our games.

Most of all we are keeping our distance but still enjoying what we love to do.

We are having a good roll up on our playing days — it is good to see our members are happy to come out and play.

Winners for this week were Beryl Ash who won her three games with a nett hoop score of +8.

Beryl played extremely well and was very hard to beat with the good shots she was playing.

Runner-up was Jenny Van Der Zande who also played well.

Winning her three games Jenny just missed out on the day with a nett hoop score of +7.

Well done to both girls for playing so well.

Jump shots were won by Beryl Ash with one.

Mavis also had a very good day, scoring a hole-in-one.

They decided not to pay the shot but had a good laugh about it.

We hope everyone stays well and does the right thing so we can get to the other side of the virus.

Rich River

Rich River had only one session on Thursday of last week, with 13 members playing golf croquet.

And it was a very interesting result.

There were only two three-game winners — Cherie Lessing and Russ Smyth.

They both won their games 7-5, 7-1, 7-5 so they couldn’t even be separated on a countback.

There were two sessions on Tuesday with ten players in the morning and eight in the afternoon.

Greg Brierley and James Gunn both won three games in the morning, and this time they were able to be separated by one hoop.

Greg had a nett hoop score of +14 while James was on +13.

In the afternoon there were no three-game winners, but there were five players on two wins.

Gwen Hurst had +6 nett hoops, Russ Smyth had +4, Di Smyth +3, Kaye Joyce +2, and Cheryl Lees -4.

There were greatly reduced numbers at association croquet on Wednesday, with two playing and three practising.

The club’s annual general meeting was held on Tuesday night with 22 in attendance.

The club was pleased to welcome Rich River Golf Club president Peter Boek, chief executive Shane Gloury and director Peter McLaughlin who will be the new board representative for the Croquet Club.

Committee members Marg Kennedy (president), Kaye Joyce (treasurer), Helen Brierley (GC captain), Marjorie Grant (AC captain), Russ Smyth (assistant handicapper and greens manager) and Cheryl Lees (hostess) were re-elected, and new members Alan Holding (vice-president), Anne Dodd (secretary) and Dave Maher (handicapper) were elected unopposed.

The club thanks departing committee members Nannette Tehan, Maree Maher and Ian Grant for their services, in Ian’s case over a number of years.

The first committee meeting with the new line-up is to be held on Monday next week.