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 did quite well in this event a few years ago. We were national champions in 2001, national finalists in 2003, 2012 and 2015, and regional finalists in 2004 and 2005. In recent years:

2017: we lost in the first round to Wrest Park.
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.

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Longman Cup match results by year:

All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Wed 23 May
Letchworth Home

LOST 3-4

(Net index points: -20)
John Smallbone (4½) &
Robin Barry (11)
beat Jeremy Scott (3½) &
Colin Davies (8)
Mark Homan (5) lost to John Hall (10) -8
Adam Huby (8) lost to Martin King (14) -4T
John Smallbone (4½) beat Jeremy Scott (3½) +15
Mark Homan (5) lost to Colin Davies (8) -2
Adam Huby (8) beat John Hall (10) +5T
Robin Barry (11) lost to Martin King (14) -2T

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
John Smallbone1-01-02-0
Adam Huby1-10-01-1
Robin Barry0-11-01-1
Mark Homan0-20-00-2

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: