AC Association Croquet

League BEDS & HERTS LEAGUE

In 2009 Watford came second behind Wrest Park, who also won in 2008. Watford won the League in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and in all those 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: 3rd
Sat 1 May Northampton Away

DREW 3-3

(Net index points: 0)
John Smallbone (4½) &
John Moore (14)
lost to Mike Hills (4½) &
Richard Cain (18)
-13T
Mark Homan (5) &
Alan Clark (16)
beat Tim Bunn (10) &
Mel Christie (16)
+9T
John Smallbone (4½) lost to Mike Hills (4½) -5T
Mark Homan (5) lost to Tim Bunn (10) -26
John Moore (14) beat Mel Christie (16) +2T
Alan Clark (16) beat Richard Cain (18) +1T
Thu 27 May Enfield Home

WON 5-1

(Net index points: +20)
Arthur Reed (1½) &
Geoff Johnson (18)
beat Ken Pickett (3½) &
Alan Foott (16)
+13
John Bee (6) &
Adam Huby (12)
beat Michael Israel (18) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (18)
+7T
Arthur Reed (1½) lost to Ken Pickett (3½) -15
John Bee (6) beat Alan Foott (16) +11
Adam Huby (12) beat Wendy Spencer-Smith (18) +1T
Geoff Johnson (18) beat Michael Israel (18) +1T
Sun 27 Jun Wrest Park Away

LOST 2-4

(Net index points: -20)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
Geoff Johnson (18)
beat Bryan Harral (1) &
Elaine Newman (14)
+2T
John Smallbone (4½) &
John Bee (5)
lost to David Marsh (12) &
Ray Pearcy (12)
-15
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to Bryan Harral (1) -20
John Smallbone (4½) lost to David Marsh (12) -7T
John Bee (5) lost to Ray Pearcy (12) -3T
Geoff Johnson (18) beat Elaine Newman (14) +14
Wed 14 Jul Letchworth Home

LOST 1-5

(Net index points: -40)
Simon Hathrell (-½) &
Alan Clark (16)
beat Duncan Hector (-1) &
Peter Hanley (4)
+25
John Bee (5) &
Janet Lewis (9)
lost to Ian Mantle (3) &
Martin King (14)
-2T
Simon Hathrell (-½) lost to Duncan Hector (-1) -5
John Bee (5) lost to Ian Mantle (3) -14
Janet Lewis (9) lost to Peter Hanley (4) -3T
Alan Clark (16) lost to Martin King (14) -8T

Handicap change: Ian Mantle 3 to 2½
Mon 23 Aug
St. Aldreth
A combined team from the St. Albans and Meldreth clubs
Away

WON 4-0

(Net index points: +20)
Quiller Barrett (9) &
Alan Clark (16)
beat Chris Frost (6) &
Robert Skeen (9)
+18
Robin Barry (14) beat Bob Brashaw (14) +1T
Quiller Barrett (9) &
Robin Barry (14)
beat Chris Frost (6) &
Bob Brashaw (14)
+20
Alan Clark (16) beat Robert Skeen (9) +25

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Alan Clark2-13-05-1
Geoff Johnson2-02-04-0
Adam Huby1-01-02-0
Robin Barry1-01-02-0
Quiller Barrett0-02-02-0
Simon Hathrell0-22-02-2
John Moore1-00-11-1
Mark Homan0-11-01-1
Arthur Reed0-11-01-1
John Bee1-21-22-4
Janet Lewis0-10-10-2
John Smallbone0-20-20-4

Totals
8-107-315-13

 

Final league position for Watford: 3rd.

League winners: Letchworth.

 


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

Sat 25 September Beds & Herts,
Essex & Suffolk

and Northern
league winners respectively
Wrest Park  

 

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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: