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 a good record in this event:

2007: we reached the regional finals, losing to Norwich.

2006: we reached the second round, losing to Norwich.

2005: we reached the regional finals, losing to Newport.

2004: we reached the regional finals, losing to Colchester.

2003: we reached the national finals, where we were runners up to Nottingham.

2002: we reached the third round, losing to St. Albans.

2001: we were the national champions.

Longman Cup match results by year:

All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Round 2
Sun 29 Jun
Colchester Away

LOST 0-7

(Net index points: -60)
Janet Lewis (9) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (14)
lost to George Jeffery (9) &
Keith Saunders (16)
John Smallbone (6) lost to Nick Steiner (12) -2T
Adam Huby (12) lost to David Haslam (7) -7
John Smallbone (6) lost to David Haslam (7) -12
Janet Lewis (9) lost to George Jeffery (9) -10
Adam Huby (12) lost to Nick Steiner (12) -4T
Wendy Spencer-Smith (14) lost to Keith Saunders (16) -12T

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
John Smallbone0-20-00-2
Adam Huby0-20-00-2
Janet Lewis0-10-10-2
Wendy Spencer-Smith0-10-10-2

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.