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

Last year we lost to High Wycombe in the quarter finals.

Watford has done quite well in this event in the past, though with several players gaining lower handicaps and becoming ineligible for the Longman Cup our success has migrated more recently towards the Mary Rose instead. We were national Longman Cup champions in 2001, national finalists in 2003, 2012 and 2015, and regional finalists in 2004 and 2005.

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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 24 May
Nottingham Away

LOST 0-7

(Net index points: -60)
Arthur Reed (3½) &
John Bee (10)
lost to Ben Shelton (12) &
Tom Dewar (16)
André Machell (6) lost to Mark Innes (12) -15
Adam Huby (8) lost to David Park (16) -7T
Arthur Reed (3½) lost to Mark Innes (12) -5T
André Machell (6) lost to Ben Shelton (12) -21
Adam Huby (8) lost to Tom Dewar (16) -5T
John Bee (10) lost to David Park (16) -7T

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
André Machell0-20-00-2
Adam Huby0-20-00-2
Arthur Reed0-10-10-2
John Bee0-10-10-2

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.

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