AC Association Croquet

National The Longman Cup is a national inter-club croquet tournament that is run each year in England and Wales. Club teams comprise 4 players who must each have handicaps between 3.5 and 20, and with their aggregate handicap exceeding 24. It is a knock-out competition within each region, played with handicaps, with the regional winners progressing to the national semi-finals and final at the end of the season.

Longman Cup match results by year:

All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
bye  
Round 2
Sun 27 Jun
Norwich Away

WON 5-2

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (5) &
John Bee (9)
beat Terrey Sparks (6) &
Harry Bruford (11)
+2T
Janet Lewis (11) beat Feargal Smith (4) +22
John Smallbone (12) beat Jonathan Toye (7) +10
Simon Hathrell (5) lost to Feargal Smith (4) -13
John Bee (9) beat Terrey Sparks (6) +5
Janet Lewis (11) lost to Jonathan Toye (7) -9
John Smallbone (12) beat Harry Bruford (11) +20
Round 3
Sun 8 Aug
Letchworth Home

WON 6-1

(Net index points: +40)
Simon Hathrell (5) &
Mark Homan (7)
beat Ian Mantle (4) &
Susan Griffiths (18)
+7T
John Smallbone (11) beat Robert Staddon (9) +6T
John Moore (16) lost to John Hall (9) -7T
Simon Hathrell (5) beat Ian Mantle (4) +15
Mark Homan (7) beat Robert Staddon (9) +8
John Smallbone (11) beat John Hall (9) +10
John Moore (16) beat Susan Griffiths (18) +1T
Quarter-final
Sun 22 Aug
Colchester Away

LOST 2-5

(Net index points: -20)
Simon Hathrell (4½) &
John Moore (16)
lost to David Haslam (4) &
Margaret Selmes (12)
-1T
Ian Parkinson (4½) lost to Peter Bishop (12) -25
Janet Lewis (11) lost to Gerry Varndell (10) -13
Ian Parkinson (4½) beat David Haslam (4) +2
Simon Hathrell (4½) lost to Gerry Varndell (10) -15
Janet Lewis (11) beat Peter Bishop (12) +10
John Moore (16) lost to Margaret Selmes (12) -1T

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
John Smallbone4-00-04-0
John Bee1-01-02-0
Mark Homan1-01-02-0
Simon Hathrell1-22-13-3
Janet Lewis2-20-02-2
Ian Parkinson1-10-01-1
John Moore1-20-11-3

Totals
11-72-113-8


The full knock-out table for this year's results and an archive of the results back to 1989 for all clubs are maintained by the Croquet Association.