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 5 Jun
Hurlingham Home

WON 5-2

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (4½) &
John Moore (16)
beat John Bowcott (10) &
John Williams (12)
+13
Janet Lewis (10) beat John Culhane (5) +25
David Drazin (18) beat Patrick Swales (10) +6
Simon Hathrell (4½) beat John Culhane (5) +11
Janet Lewis (10) lost to John Bowcott (10) -9
John Moore (16) lost to Patrick Swales (10) -11
David Drazin (18) beat John Williams (12) +3
Round 3
Sun 7 Aug
Letchworth Away

WON 4-3

(Net index points: 0)
Simon Hathrell (3½) &
Adam Huby (11)
beat Jeremy Scott (4) &
Robert Staddon (9)
+1T
John Smallbone (7) beat Ian Mantle (6) +9T
Quiller Barrett (7) lost to Susan Griffiths (18) -8T
Simon Hathrell (3½) beat Jeremy Scott (4) +13
John Smallbone (7) beat Robert Staddon (9) +14
Quiller Barrett (7) lost to Ian Mantle (6) -7T
Adam Huby (11) lost to Susan Griffiths (18) -1T
Quarter-final
Sat 24 Sep
Newport Away

LOST 3-4

(Net index points: -20)
Simon Hathrell (3½) &
John Moore (16)
beat Toby Prevost (10) &
Robert Skeen (10)
+18
John Smallbone (7) beat Mike Porter (4) +2
Janet Lewis (10) lost to Ron Atkinson (11) -2
Simon Hathrell (3½) lost to Mike Porter (4) -18
John Smallbone (7) lost to Toby Prevost (10) -10
Janet Lewis (10) lost to Robert Skeen (10) -5
John Moore (16) beat Ron Atkinson (11) +21

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Simon Hathrell2-13-05-1
John Smallbone3-10-03-1
John Moore1-12-03-1
David Drazin2-00-02-0
Adam Huby0-11-01-1
Janet Lewis1-30-01-3
Quiller Barrett0-20-00-2

Totals
9-93-012-9


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.