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.

Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell


Winning the Longman Cup in 2001

Watford has had a good record in this event, having won it in 2001 and been losing national finalists in 2003. 

In 2004 the Club won the first two rounds against Norwich and Letchworth, and then lost to Colchester in the regional final.

In 2005 the Club won the first two rounds against Hurlingham and Letchworth, and then lost to Newport in the regional final.

In 2006 the Club won in the first round against Roehampton, and then lost to Norwich in the second round.

Longman Cup match results by year:

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

WON 5-2

(Net index points: +20)
John Bee (8) &
David Drazin (12)
beat Anne Stephens (11) &
Audrey Porter (18)
+2T
Mark Homan (4½) lost to Richard Chilton (14) -10
Quiller Barrett (9) beat Robert Pennant-Jones (8) +21
Mark Homan (4½) lost to Robert Pennant-Jones (8) -8
John Bee (8) beat Anne Stephens (11) +2
Quiller Barrett (9) beat Richard Chilton (14) +3T
David Drazin (12) beat Audrey Porter (18) +12
Round 3
Sat 21 Jul
Colchester Home

WON 4-3

(Net index points: 0)
David Drazin (12) &
Peter Chadwick (18)
beat David Haslam (7) &
Jane Collier (16)
+12
Mark Homan (5) lost to George Jeffery (11) -11
John Bee (8) lost to Peter Allnutt (4) -3T
Mark Homan (5) beat Peter Allnutt (4) +24
John Bee (8) beat David Haslam (7) +7
David Drazin (12) lost to George Jeffery (11) -3
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Jane Collier (16) +2T
Quarter-final
Sun 2 Sep
Norwich Away

LOST 3-4

(Net index points: -20)
Janet Lewis (8) &
John Bee (8)
beat Neil Chalmers (6) &
Harry Bruford (11)
+7
John Smallbone (6) lost to Callum Ringer (8) -12
Quiller Barrett (7) beat Feargal Smith (4) +4
John Smallbone (6) lost to Feargal Smith (4) -12
Quiller Barrett (7) beat Neil Chalmers (6) +6
John Bee (8) lost to Harry Bruford (11) -24
Janet Lewis (8) lost to Callum Ringer (8) -20

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Quiller Barrett4-00-04-0
John Bee2-22-04-2
David Drazin1-12-03-1
Peter Chadwick1-01-02-0
Janet Lewis0-11-01-1
Mark Homan1-30-01-3
John Smallbone0-20-00-2

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.