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Canterbury Croquet Club - News and Reports

BRENDA Porrer almost swept the association croquet awards board at Canterbury Croquet Club's annual internal competition prizegiving. Porrer won the association singles Alf Moat knockout trophy and the 14point (half-game) league and monthly medal cups.

Roger Loram took the association croquet 26-point league cup. The Alf Moat singles knockout trophy for golf croquet, the short form of the game, went to Michael Reeve. He also won the golf croquet monthly medal. Heather Bryant took the golf croquet league cup. Club chairman Barry Sales featured in both the knockout mixed doubles honours. Sales and Mary Hodgson won the Maurice Copus association cup and he and Sylvia Bowsher the new Frank Hughes golf croquet cup. Past chairman Jean Byers presented the awards at the club's annual lunch at the Ebury Hotel, Canterbury on Sunday (nov 3).

Canterbury croquet club trophy winners, from left, Michael Reeve, Roger Loram, Brenda Porrer, Heather Bryant, Mary Hodgson, Barry Sales, Sylvia Bowsher.

SIX members of Canterbury Lawn Tennis Club swapped racquets for mallets on Sunday (Sept11) and tried their hand at golf croquet.

They were the guests of Canterbury Croquet Club at Polo Farm. It did not take them long to get into the swing of things. After a brief training session they split into pairs and played Canterbury members in a tournament organised by Canterbury's Roger Loram. Each tennis team was mentored by a Canterbury player and the tennis players delighted in the devilish tactics involved in the game. The tennis players, Karen Furley, Gaya Perera, Geoff and Linda Cannon, David Blandford and Paul Kusel, said they thoroughly enjoyed their day, which included a lunch in the Polo Farm Clubhouse.

The winning doubles tennis club players David Blandford and Gata Perera won the two trophies presented by Canterbury chairman Jean Byers.

The Hockey and Cricket sections had also been invited but were unable to attend.

(Pictures by John Bowsher Canterbury Croquet Club)

1. Karen Furley talks tactics with Canterbury mentor Barry Sales, 2. Roger Loram outlines the run of play, 3. David Blandford takes a shot while his doubles partner Gaya Perera looks on look on. Background: Mentor Frank Hughes suggests shot options to Geoff and Linda Cannon.

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