Croquet report | July 17

By Riverine Herald

Echuca Moama

Echuca Moama had a good roll up again this week with our members out in the sunshine and doing what we all love.

There isn’t a better way to spend our day. We are all getting our exercise with plenty of laughs too.

Last Friday was a very enjoyable social day. There was no winner as we only played our games and practiced our shots.

It was more like a coaching day so we can get better at playing the game. Our members don’t mind doing this because everyone needs to improve their skills.

On Monday, it was back to normal as members made the most of the weather.

It’s like the virus we don’t know how long it will be here.

Winners for the day were Trevor Peters with a nett hoop score of +10.

Jeff Pumpa was unlucky to just miss out with a nett hoop score of +9.

Hoops in one were won by Glenda Kelly, who did a little dance when she got hers, with Dave Hocking also getting one — but he never did a dance.

Jump shots were won by Trevor Peters with one.

John Graham followed with one also.

It’s good to see that everyone is doing their very best to be safe and keeping their distance while attending our club days.

Keep up the good work and all stay safe and well.

Rich River

Rich River Croquet Club members were delighted with the announcement of the “border bubble” last week which allows Victorian members to play.

Due to the confusion over the border closure last week, the club only had seven members playing golf croquet on Thursday.

Two players had three-game wins.

Kaye Joyce had a nett hoop score of +12, with James Gunn coming in with +9 hoops.

Fiona Larcombe scored a hoop in one.

On Tuesday this week the field was larger, with 15 playing doubles and a triple.

Three players won all three of their games. Ian Grant had +9 nett hoops, Russ Smyth had +8 and Alan Holding had +6.

Cheryl Lees scored a hoop in one.

A smaller group played association croquet on Wednesday, but they enjoyed a game in beautiful, clear winter weather.

As from Tuesday next week, there will be only one golf croquet session on each Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a start time of 10am for a 10.30am hit off.

As the club is limiting play to 20 players at one time, it will be necessary for members to phone or text Helen Brierley to make a booking.