AC Association Croquet

National The Mary Rose is a national inter-club team croquet competition that is run each year in England and Wales by the Croquet Association. Club teams comprise 4 players who must each have handicaps of at least 0, and with their aggregate handicap being at least 4. It is a knock-out competition played to Level Advanced rules, with the earlier rounds drawn on a regional basis to minimise travel times.

Last year we lost in the second round in a scaled-down competition played later in the season.

Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell

Mary Rose match results by year:

All games: = Level Advanced
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Round 2
Fri 25 Jun
Wrest Park Home

WON 4-3

(Net index points: +7)
Brian Havill (½) &
Gary Bennett (1)
beat George Collin (1) &
John Bevington (1)
Nick Archer (1½) lost to Eric Audsley (2) -3
John Smallbone (3½) beat Cliff Jones (1) +10
Brian Havill (½) beat George Collin (1) +4
Gary Bennett (1) beat John Bevington (1) +7
Nick Archer (1½) lost to Cliff Jones (1) -7
John Smallbone (3½) lost to Eric Audsley (2) -15
Round 3
Sat 28 Aug
(10:00 start)
Surbiton Home

LOST 1-6

(Net index points: -31)
Brian Havill (0) &
Gary Bennett (½)
lost to Andy Dibben (0) &
Graham Brightwell (2)
John Smallbone (3½) lost to Barry Holland (2) -5
Jonathan Lambton (3½) lost to Mary Knapp (2) -5
Brian Havill (0) lost to Andy Dibben (0) -7
Gary Bennett (½) beat Graham Brightwell (2) +20
John Smallbone (3½) lost to Mary Knapp (2) -7
Jonathan Lambton (3½) lost to Barry Holland (2) -10

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
Gary Bennett2-01-13-1
Brian Havill1-11-12-2
John Smallbone1-30-01-3
Nick Archer0-20-00-2
Jonathan Lambton0-20-00-2

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: