• Glamorgan win 100th AC Inter-Counties

    Congratulations to club member Ian Burridge, who played for the Glamorgan team which won the rather wet 100th AC Inter-Counties Championship this year, with Nottinghamshire unexpectedly finishing mid-table, despite what on paper was its strongest ever team.  Members of the club also played for a number of other counties, including Cheshire, Essex, Lancashire, Shropshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warkwickshire and Yorkshire.

    You can register your availability to play for a county by clicking on its name on this page of the CA website.

  • Nottingham beat Woodhall Spa 7-0 in Murphy Shield

    Patricia Duke-Cox reports that:

    Visiting club, Woodhall Spa, were delighted to play their match at Nottingham where the courts had been prepared and cut by the groundsman that morning. The first round doubles match did go to three games, but other players waited for this closely contested match to finish before all lunching together. In the afternoon, four singles matches were played with only one of these matches going to three games.

    Ian Vincent & Kath Wright beat Pauline Donner 7-4, 5-7, 7-4
    Patricia Duke-Cox beat Barrie Darling 7-2,7-5
    Cathy Turski beat John Donner 7-4, 7-0
    Ian Vincent beat Pauline Donner 7-6, 6-7, 7-4
    Kath Wright beat Robert Potter 7-1, 7-6
    Patricia Duke-Cox beat John Donner 7-5, 7-1
    Cathy Turski beat Barrie Darling 7-4, 7-5

  • Nottingham Players win Peel Memorial Bowls

    Beatrice McGlen won the Peel Memorial Ladies Bowl, beating Patricia Duke-Cox in the final (and Sophie McGlen, her daughter, in the semi-final). John Bee, a visitor, was runner-up in the Mens, but it was won by Omied Hallam, who dedicated the win to the memory of his late father, Brian.  However, visitors triumphed in the mixed doubles: John, with his partner Wendy, were the runners-up and it was won by Clare Benson and Nelson Morrow.

    At the prize-giving, the Croquet Association's President was represented by the Tournament Director, Brian Shorney, who warmly thanked the club for the effort it had gone to in staging this historic tournament, and particularly the members who had catered, organised and helped clear up.  He also congratulated its groundsman for the quality of the playing conditions.

  • Pavilion Water Supply

    The pressure in the water supply to the pavilion seems to have increased slightly, to the extent that the water heater in the kitchen is working again, but not the dishwasher.  Severn Trent put in a stop valve yesterday (12th May), which should enable the Council's contractors to isolate the supply to work on fixing the leak.  This may be scheduled for 19th May (I asked them not to do it during the Peels).

  • Draws for National Club Competitions

    The draws for the national club competitions have been published on the Croquet Association website.  Our first opponents are:

    Inter-Club (James Death): Surbiton

    Mary-Rose (Martin Beacon): Pendle & Craven or Edgbaston

    Longman (Bob Thompson): Watford

    Secretary's Shield (Omied Hallam): Bowdon

    Murphy Shield (Patricia Duke-Cox): Woodhall Spa

    Please contact the organisers of the Nottingham teams (whose names are given in brackets) if you would like to play for the club.


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