Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - SPORT -

The Aus­tralian Open Golf Cro­quet Na­tion­als will start Mon­day and con­clude on Fri­day.

This is the 10th year De­niliquin has hosted this im­por­tant event which is not only good for the club but also for the town.

Over 50 play­ers from sev­eral states have en­tered to com­pete in the dou­bles and sin­gles matches. Play­ers and part­ners will ar­rive this Sun­day.

Lo­cal play­ers are re­minded there will be no so­cial play on Sun­day or Wed­nes­day due to the Na­tion­als.

Any­one in­ter­ested in com­ing to watch great cro­quet with top play­ers is very wel­come.

In the GVGC pen­nant com­pe­ti­tion last week the Deni Di­a­monds de­feated Euroa seven games 65 hoops to five games 68 hoops.

The Gems had an­other hard fought match and just went down to Nu­murkah Blues six games all 70 hoops to 66.

On Novem­ber 16 the big match — Gems v Di­a­monds — will be played at home fol­low­ing the gen­eral bye.

There were 15 play­ers at cro­quet last Sun­day and three play­ers won their three games.

Andy Davis had 27, Dors Peter­son 25 and John Tainsh 23 hoops. Jill Tainsh had 23 de­spite los­ing one game. Gwen Pearn had the only suc­cess­ful jump shot. Dors Peter­son won shot of the day. Dors not only hit an op­po­nent’s ball away from the hoop but hit her part­ner’s ball and went ‘in-off’ for a great hoop.

The club was happy to wel­come Peter Whit­tak­ers to play on Sun­day. It is hoped that Peter might be­come a reg­u­lar player.

Play­ers are re­minded the last round of the Challen Cup com­pe­ti­tion will be on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12.

Eigh­teen play­ers took to the courts on Wed­nes­day and John Tainsh was the only three game win­ner and won the day with 24 hoops.

There were six play­ers with good scores win­ning two games. Judy Barry scored 25 hoops, new player Peter Whit­tak­ers, Col Campbell and John James all had 22, Gwen Pearn 21 and Jill Tainsh 20.

Judy Barry and John James each ran a handy hoop-in-one and Val Wolfe and Gwen Pearn had a suc­cess­ful jump shot.

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