AC Association Croquet

League BEDS & HERTS LEAGUE

Watford are the defending champions of the Beds & Herts League from 2007, 2006 and 2005, and in all three years went on to win the East Anglian Croquet Federation League trophy as well.

Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell

Watford match results by year:

League tables by year:
All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)Final place: 4th
Wed 30 Apr Colworth Home

WON 5-1

(Net index points: +20)
Ian Parkinson (1) &
Peter Chadwick (18)
beat Arthur Weightman (2½) &
Steve Jones (10)
+10
Mark Homan (4½) &
Quiller Barrett (7)
beat Tom Anderson (2½) &
Trevor Wilkins (10)
+23
Ian Parkinson (1) lost to Tom Anderson (2½) -2T
Mark Homan (4½) beat Arthur Weightman (2½) +6
Quiller Barrett (7) beat Steve Jones (10) +1T
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Trevor Wilkins (10) +4T
Sat 10 May St. Albans Away

LOST 1-3

(Net index points: -20)
Simon Hathrell (½) &
Peter Chadwick (18)
lost to Terry Mahoney (3) &
Jon Palin (10)
-14
Adam Huby (12) lost to David Kitson (7) -11
Simon Hathrell (½) &
Adam Huby (12)
beat Terry Mahoney (3) &
David Kitson (7)
+1T
Peter Chadwick (18) lost to Jon Palin (10) -15
Thu 19 Jun Northampton Away

WON 5-1

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (½) &
Mark Homan (3½)
beat Owen Bryce (12) &
Terry Leary (14)
+8
Ian Parkinson (1) &
Arthur Reed (2½)
beat Les Carrick (8) &
Rex Hale (12)
+1T
Simon Hathrell (½) beat Les Carrick (8) +15
Ian Parkinson (1) beat Rex Hale (12) +9
Arthur Reed (2½) beat Owen Bryce (12) +3
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Terry Leary (14) -3

Handicap change: Simon Hathrell ½ to 0
Fri 20 Jun Meldreth Home

WON 4-1

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (0) &
John Bee (8)
beat Stuart Warren (9) &
Janet Pope (18)
+13
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Robert Skeen (9) -7
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Robert Skeen (9) +7
Mark Homan (3½) beat Stuart Warren (9) +16
John Bee (8) beat Janet Pope (18) +17
Sat 19 Jul Enfield Home

LOST 2-4

(Net index points: -20)
John Smallbone (6) &
Adam Huby (14)
lost to Ken Pickett (2) &
Alan Foott (18)
-8T
John Bee (8) &
Janet Lewis (9)
beat Dennis Graham (2½) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (14)
+4
John Smallbone (6) beat Ken Pickett (2) +21
John Bee (8) lost to Dennis Graham (2½) -7T
Janet Lewis (9) lost to Wendy Spencer-Smith (14) -2T
Adam Huby (14) lost to Alan Foott (18) -11T
Thu 7 Aug Wrest Park Away

LOST 2-4

(Net index points: 0)
John Smallbone (6) &
Janet Lewis (9)
lost to Bryan Harral (1½) &
David Morris (18)
-3T
Quiller Barrett (7) &
Peter Chadwick (18)
lost to Elaine Newman (14) &
Ray Pearcy (16)
-9T
John Smallbone (6) lost to Bryan Harral (1½) -4
Quiller Barrett (7) beat Elaine Newman (14) +3
Janet Lewis (9) lost to Ray Pearcy (16) -13
Peter Chadwick (18) beat David Morris (18) +1T
Sat 6 Sep Letchworth Away

WON 4-2

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (0) &
Adam Huby (14)
lost to George Woolhouse (1) &
Jeremy Scott (5)
-4
Arthur Reed (2) &
John Bee (7)
beat Peter Hanley (4) &
John Hall (5)
+4
Simon Hathrell (0) beat George Woolhouse (1) +12
Arthur Reed (2) lost to Peter Hanley (4) -10
John Bee (7) beat Jeremy Scott (5) +5
Adam Huby (14) beat John Hall (5) +4T

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Simon Hathrell3-03-26-2
John Bee2-13-05-1
Mark Homan2-22-04-2
Quiller Barrett2-01-13-1
Ian Parkinson1-12-03-1
Arthur Reed1-12-03-1
Peter Chadwick2-11-23-3
Adam Huby1-21-22-4
John Smallbone1-10-21-3
Janet Lewis0-21-11-3

Totals
15-118-523-16


Watford's final position was 4th.

League winners: Wrest Park.


EACF League Championship play-offs (3-way match for Beds & Herts, Essex & Suffolk and Northern league winners)

Sat 27 September Beds & Herts,
Essex & Suffolk
and Northern
league winners respectively
Colchester
Overall result: Colchester South 4-2
  Wrest Park 4-2
  Hunstanton 1-5

Colchester South also beat Wrest Park 2-1 in their individual encounter and therefore proceed to the 2009 Secretary's Shield competition

 

Watford are the defending EACF League Champions for 2007, the third consecutive year.

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Arthur Reed (left) receiving the 2007 EACF League
Champions trophy from the EACF Secretary Terrey Sparks

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The 2007 Watford winners with the Beds & Herts
League shield and the EACF League Champions trophy.
Left to right: Adam Huby, Arthur Reed,
Mark Homan, Ian Parkinson

See also: Directions and contact details for clubs in the East Anglian region.