Great weather for our Open Day held yesterday (Sunday 12th May) on Lawns 6 and 7. A good decision to run it during the morning and afternoon this year. People turned up at 10am and some at 4:30pm! Many thanks to the Peels Tournament Manager for allowing us to have these two lawns. We had some great support from 15 members who greeted, hosted, demonstrated, chatted and presented the Club in a good light to our 75 adult visitiors and 12 children. We have 21 potential members who say they will be coming to the Taster Course starting this Tuesday (14th May) at 6pm, with a few more "possibles" - and room for one or 2 more should you know of anyone who may be interested.
A piece by Steve Clamp of ITV Central News was filmed at the club and broadcast on Friday 10th May, to publicise National Croquet Day on Sunday 12th May and the forthcoming GC World Championships.
Credit: Steve Clamp - ITV News Central
Nottingham beat Tyneside 5-2 at York CC
Martin Beacon, the Nottingham Mary Rose team organsier, reports that the match was played in a most convivial manner on superb lawns with dry, calm conditions.
Both Clubs give a big thank you to York CC for accommodating us with special thanks Carol-Ann for opening up the Club for us.
The results were as follows - Nottingham names first:-
Clive Goode (0) and Dave Gunn (0.5) lost to Derek Watts (1) and Phil Errington -5
Ian Draper (2.5) beat Terry Vernazza (3) +17
Michael Finnigan (3) beat David Milliner (7) +21
Clive beat Phil +12
Dave lost to Derek -7
Ian beat David +4
Michael beat Terry +18
An early-season victory in a close fought match.
Nottingham 4 -3 Cheltenham
Scores (Nottingham names first)
Alain Giraud and Richard White lost to Mark Suter and Sarah Hayes -10
John Davis lost to David Foulser -8
Ian Vincent beat Paul Smith +3
Alain Giraud beat Mark Suter +9
Richard White lost to Sarah Hayes -25
John Davis beat Paul Smith +26
Ian Vincent beat David Foulser +9
Bob Thompson reports that Nottingham (team h/c 26) played Croquet Durham (team h/c 17) in the preliminary round of the Inter-Club GC Murphy Shield at York on Friday 26th April.
Nottingham team :- Cathy Turski, Patricia Duke-Cox, Andy Dixon & Bob Thompson.
Individual games were very close with nine of the nineteen games being won or lost by one point. Patricia being the pick of the team winning four of her six games.
Many thanks to the York club for hosting the match.