AC Association Croquet

National The Mary Rose is a national inter-club team croquet competition that is run each year in England and Wales by the Croquet Association. Club teams comprise 4 players who must each have handicaps of at least 0, and with their aggregate handicap being at least 4. It is a knock-out competition played to Level Advanced rules, with the earlier rounds drawn on a regional basis to minimise travel times.

Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell

This year is Watford's second year in the competition.

Mary Rose match results by year:

All games: = Level Advanced
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Mon 3 Jul
Blewbury Home

WON 5-2

(Net index points: +32)
Gary Bennett (1½) &
Alan Clark (1½)
lost to Joe King (0) &
Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli (3)
-4
Arthur Reed (2½) lost to Deirdre Cochrane (4½) -1
Geoff Johnson (3½) beat Paul Wolff (3½) +22
Alan Clark (1½) beat Avril Rangoni-Machiavelli (3) +16
Gary Bennett (1½) beat Joe King (0) +17
Arthur Reed (2½) beat Paul Wolff (3½) +21
Geoff Johnson (3½) beat Deirdre Cochrane (4½) +11
Quarter-final
Wed 19 Jul
Bristol Away

WON 4-1

(Net index points: +3)
Brian Havill (1) &
Gary Bennett (1½)
beat Bob Scott (3½) &
Richard Williamson (3½)
+11
Alan Clark (1½) beat Frances Ransom (4½) +11
Geoff Johnson (3) beat Eric Soakell (4) +2
Brian Havill (1) vs. Bob Scott (3½) unfinished
Alan Clark (1½) beat Eric Soakell (4) +14
Gary Bennett (1½) lost to Richard Williamson (3½) -5
Geoff Johnson (3) vs. Frances Ransom (4½) unfinished
Semi-final
Fri 15 Sep
Roehampton Home

WON 4-2

(Net index points: +32)
Brian Havill (1) &
Gary Bennett (1½)
lost to Douglas Gurney (0) &
Peter Siddall (½)
-3
Alan Clark (1½) lost to John Pearson (2½) -2
Arthur Reed (2½) beat Peter Honey (2) +4
Brian Havill (1) beat Douglas Gurney (0) +18
Alan Clark (1½) beat Peter Honey (2) +14
Gary Bennett (1½) beat Peter Siddall (½) +13
Arthur Reed (2½) vs. John Pearson (2½) unfinished
Final
Sat 30 Sep
Pendle & Craven Surbiton

WON 4-3

(Net index points: 0)
Brian Havill (1) &
Gary Bennett (1½)
lost to Roger Schofield (2) &
Andrew Webb (2½)
-22
Arthur Reed (2½) lost to David Gillett (6) -18
Nick Archer (2½) beat Howard Bowron (3½) +11
Brian Havill (1) beat Roger Schofield (2) +1
Gary Bennett (1½) beat Andrew Webb (2½) +14
Arthur Reed (2½) lost to Howard Bowron (3½) -4
Nick Archer (2½) beat David Gillett (6) +12

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Geoff Johnson3.5-0.50-03.5-0.5
Alan Clark4-10-14-2
Nick Archer2-00-02-0
Brian Havill2.5-0.51-23.5-2.5
Gary Bennett3-11-34-4
Arthur Reed2.5-3.50-02.5-3.5

Totals
17.5-6.51-318.5-9.5
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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.

See also: