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 did well in this event in the first half of the last decade, but has had less success in more recent years:
2010: we reached the regional finals, losing to Parsons Green.
2009: we lost in the second round to Wrest Park.
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:
|Date||Opponents||Venue||Results (Watford names first)|
Sat 4 Jun
WON 4-3(Net index points: +20)
Handicap change: Robin Barry 14 to 12
Wed 29 Jun
WON 5-2(Net index points: +40)
Sat 30 Jul
|Guildford & Godalming||Away||
LOST 3-4(Net index points: -20)
This year the national Semi-Finals and Final will be played at Surbiton over the weekend of 1st-2nd October.
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.