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

Watford has done well in this event, particularly in the earlier half of this decade:

Winning the Longman Cup in 2001

2008: we lost in the second round to Colchester.

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
Sat 13 Jun
Wrest Park Away

LOST 3-4

(Net index points: 0)
John Bee (8) &
David Drazin (12)
lost to Steve Jones (10) &
David Morris (18)
Peter Chadwick (16) lost to Elaine Newman (14) -2T
Robin Barry (18) lost to Ray Pearcy (16) -9T
John Bee (8) beat Steve Jones (10) +3
David Drazin (12) beat Elaine Newman (14) +1T
Peter Chadwick (16) lost to Ray Pearcy (16) -19
Robin Barry (18) beat David Morris (18) +1T

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
Robin Barry1-10-01-1
John Bee1-00-11-1
David Drazin1-00-11-1
Peter Chadwick0-20-00-2

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.