AC Association Croquet

Friendly Towards the end of July the usual team of five players from Watford (Cassiobury) Croquet Club headed for the South West in what has become a regular annual event since 2003, playing friendly matches against five clubs in the region on consecutive days. As in 2007, they used as their local base the Bowl Inn at Almondsbury, near Bristol.

Tour organiser: Mark Homan.

Tour results by year:

Tour photos by year:
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Thu 24 Jul
Swinton Langley
A combined team from the Swindon and Kington Langley clubs
Away

DREW 4-4

(Net index points: -20)
Robin Barry (18) &
*
beat Rosemary Wall (22) &
Arthur Ingersoll (24)
+10 H
Simon Hathrell (0) lost to Cliff Cardis (8) -26 H
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Eric Bevan (9) -25 H
John Bee (8) beat Jim Wallen (12) +7 H
Robin Barry (18) &
*
beat Mary Bedells (22) &
Roger Bedells (22)
+15 H
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Eric Bevan (9) +3 H
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Jim Wallen (12) -5 H
John Bee (8) lost to Cliff Cardis (8) -1 H

*Hybrid single vs. doubles
Fri 25 Jul Bristol Away

WON 5-3

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (0) lost to John Wells (10) -26 H
Mark Homan (3½) beat Anthony Camacho (8) +20 H
John Bee (8) beat Meriel Ellerby (11) +19 H
Robin Barry (18) beat Jill Hathaway (16) +9T H
Simon Hathrell (0) lost to Anthony Camacho (8) -14 H
Mark Homan (3½) beat John Wells (10) +11 H
John Bee (8) beat Jill Hathaway (16) +9 H
Robin Barry (18) lost to Meriel Ellerby (11) -11 H
Sat 26 Jul Nailsea Away

WON 5-3

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (0) lost to Greta Stringer (6) -25 H
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Peter Dyke (7) -10 H
John Bee (8) beat Ian Telfer (8) +10 H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Linda Shaw (18) +1T H
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Geoff Hughes (3½) +9T H
Mark Homan (3½) beat Greta Stringer (6) +13 H
John Bee (8) beat Linda Shaw (18) +7T H
Peter Chadwick (18) lost to Ian Telfer (8) -2T H
Sun 27 Jul Dyffryn Away

WON 5-3

(Net index points: +20)
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Kevin Ham (4) +8 H
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Paul Pristavec (2½) -6 H
John Bee (8) beat Marian Clancy (12) +14 H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Jim Clancy (11) +19 H
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Paul Pristavec (2½) +22 H
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Kevin Ham (4) -21 H
John Bee (8) beat Jim Clancy (11) +16 H
Peter Chadwick (18) lost to Marian Clancy (12) -4T H

Handicap change: John Bee 8 to 7
Mon 28 Jul Cheltenham Away

WON 6-2

(Net index points: +38)
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Colin Snowdon (4) +19 H
Mark Homan (3½) beat Sue Edwards (½) +12 H
John Bee (7) lost to Ruth Burns (16) -4T H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat John Munro (12) +10T H
Simon Hathrell (0) beat Sue Edwards (½) +25 =
Mark Homan (3½) lost to Colin Snowdon (4) -16 =
John Bee (7) beat John Munro (12) +22 H
Peter Chadwick (18) beat Ruth Burns (16) +2* H

*Ruth Burns retired hurt

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
John Bee8-20-08-2
Simon Hathrell6-40-06-4
Peter Chadwick4-20-04-2
Robin Barry1-12-03-1
Mark Homan4-60-04-6

Totals
23-152-025-15
Key:
H Handicap
= Level Advanced


NB: 'Doubles' here were hybrid single vs doubles