AC Association Croquet

Friendly The Tour remain a popular fixture in the club calendar, but some adjustments to the itinerary have become appropriate which have changed its centre of gravity more towards the south than the south west, and for 2021 the scale was reduced from 6 days and venues back to the original 5, and subsequently to 4 with a one-day gap between Hamptworth and Guildford.

Tour organiser: Mark Homan.

Tour results by year:

Tour photos by year:
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Thu 22 Jul Blewbury Away

DREW 4-4

(Net index points: +17)
Geoff Johnson (3) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (22)
lost to Joe King (-½) &
Andy Robertson (10)
-4T H
John Smallbone (3½) beat Deirdre Cochrane (6) +4T ±
Alan Clark (3½) lost to Anthony Hardwicke (3½) -20 =
André Machell (6) beat Paul Wolff (5) +3T =
John Smallbone (3½) &
André Machell (6)
lost to Joe King (-½) &
Anthony Hardwicke (3½)
-6T H
Geoff Johnson (3) beat Paul Wolff (5) +8T =
Alan Clark (3½) beat Deirdre Cochrane (6) +12 ±
Wendy Spencer-Smith (22) lost to Andy Robertson (10) -7T H
Fri 23 Jul Littleton Away

LOST 1-5 [hoops: 58 - 74]


AC AC games(Net index points: -20)
Geoff Johnson (3) lost to John Ambrose (11) -17 H
André Machell (6) lost to Chris Cleeton (12) -21 H

GC GC games(Net index points: -70)
Geoff Johnson (1) &
Alan Clark (2)
lost to Peter Wingent (1) &
Ron Monger (3)
3-7 =
André Machell (4) beat Chris Cleeton (8) 7-4 =
John Smallbone (2) lost to John Ambrose (4) 2-7 =
Wendy Spencer-Smith (12) lost to Alan Wright (8) 5-7 H
André Machell (4) &
Wendy Spencer-Smith (12)
lost to Chris Cleeton (8) &
Alan Wright (8)
5-7 =
Geoff Johnson (1) lost to Ron Monger (3) 6-7 =
Alan Clark (2) lost to John Ambrose (4) 5-7 =
John Smallbone (2) lost to Peter Wingent (1) 6-7 =
Geoff Johnson (1) &
John Smallbone (2)
beat Peter Wingent (1) &
John Ambrose (4)
7-4 =
André Machell (4) lost to Alan Wright (8) 4-7 =
Alan Clark (2) beat Ron Monger (3) 7-3 =
Wendy Spencer-Smith (12) lost to Chris Cleeton (8) 1-7 =

The net result is based on an 'exchange rate' of 3 GC games = 1 AC game.
Sat 24 Jul Hamptworth Away

LOST 4-6

(Net index points: +2)
Geoff Johnson (3) lost to Tim O'Donnell (0) -25qp =
John Smallbone (3½) lost to Richard Dickson (0) -21tp =
Alan Clark (3½) beat Chris Weedon (6) +23 =
André Machell (6) beat Andrew Mozley (16) +12 H
Wendy Spencer-Smith (22) beat Ken Donnelly (20) +2T H
Geoff Johnson (3) lost to Richard Dickson (0) -13tp =
John Smallbone (3½) lost to Diana Stevens (10) -19T H
Alan Clark (3½) lost to Tim O'Donnell (0) -25 =
André Machell (6) lost to Ken Donnelly (20) -16 H
Wendy Spencer-Smith (22) beat Nick Beard (20) +3T H
Mon 26 Jul Guildford & Godalming Away

LOST 3-7

All games: H(Net index points: -40)
Simon Hathrell (-1½) beat Robert Bateson (8) +14
Geoff Johnson (3) lost to Ian Fugeman (5) -9T
Alan Clark (3½) lost to Andrew Fewster (6) -25
Mark Homan (5) lost to John Gosden (7) -15
André Machell (6) lost to Chris Stiff (9) -13
Simon Hathrell (-1½) lost to Ian Fugeman (5) -20
Geoff Johnson (3) lost to Andrew Fewster (6) -23
Alan Clark (3½) lost to John Gosden (7) -25
Mark Homan (5) beat Chris Stiff (9) +5
André Machell (6) beat Robert Bateson (8) +5

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Mark Homan1-10-01-1
Simon Hathrell1-10-01-1
André Machell4-40-24-6
Alan Clark3-50-13-6
Wendy Spencer-Smith2-30-22-5
John Smallbone1-41-12-5
Geoff Johnson1-61-22-8
 
Totals13-241-414-28
Key:
H Handicap
= Level Advanced
± Handicap Advanced
= Level Play