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 being at least 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

Longman Cup runners-up in 2015

Watford has done quite well in this event over the years. We were national champions in 2001, national finalists in 2003, 2012 and 2015, and regional finalists in 2004 and 2005. In recent years:

2016: we lost in the first round to Letchworth.
2015: we reached the national final, losing to Reigate Priory.
2014: we reached the quarter-finals, again losing to Enfield.
2013: we reached the quarter-finals, losing to Enfield.
2012: we reached the national final, losing to Roehampton.

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Longman Cup match results by year:

All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Thu 18 May
Wrest Park Home

LOST 2-5

(Net index points: -40)
John Bee (5) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (20)
beat David Woolley (7) &
Richard Keighley (18)
John Smallbone (4) lost to John Tew (9) -1T
Robin Barry (10) beat Peter Aspinall (11) +10
John Smallbone (4) lost to David Woolley (7) -6T
John Bee (5) lost to John Tew (9) -14
Wendy Spencer-Smith (20) lost to Peter Aspinall (11) -12
Robin Barry (10) lost to Richard Keighley (18) -8T

Handicap change: John Bee 5 to 6, John Tew 9 to 8

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
Robin Barry1-10-01-1
John Bee0-11-01-1
Wendy Spencer-Smith0-11-01-1
John Smallbone0-20-00-2

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.

See also: