Ky play­ers have been jump­ing through hoops to play cro­quet

Kyabram Free Press - - SPORT -

KYABRAM Cro­quet Club has had a busy cou­ple of weeks.

Along with the nor­mal club day on Mon­days, the club held an evening tour­na­ment for both as­so­ci­a­tion and golf cro­quet play­ers.

These took place on Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 30, twi­light cro­quet on Thurs­day, Fe­bru­ary 1 and 8 and the club started cham­pi­onships on Fe­bru­ary 5.

The evening so­cial on Jan­u­ary 30 at­tracted play­ers from Be­nalla, Echuca-Moama, Mooroopna, Nu­murkah and Shep­par­ton.

There were some very keen play­ers who ar­rived 30 min­utes ear­lier than re­quired.

How­ever, they weren’t as ea­ger as two play­ers from Yar­ra­wonga who were so keen they de­cided to turn up on the Mon­day, un­for­tu­nately they de­cid­eded not to re­turn again the next night.

Dou­bles were played on B grade courts.

As­so­ci­a­tion play­ers had one game of 90 min­utes be­fore the tea break and an­other af­ter tea to co-or­di­nate with the golf cro­quet play­ers who played two games of 40 min­utes be­fore and af­ter tea.

The evening turned quite cold and windy so play­ers were pleased to have fin­ished about 9.15pm so they could go in­side to en­joy sup­per while the win­ners of both codes and the lucky door prize were an­nounced.

As­so­ci­a­tion win­ner was John Al­stin from Echuca-Moama with a score of two games, 27 hoops. Lyle Carey of Mooroopna came sec­ond on 1/21.

The golf cro­quet sec­tion was a much closer con­test, with three play­ers win­ning all four games. Be­nalla’s Chris­tine Blay was the over­all win­ner on 34 hoops. Sec­ond was Sue Kennedy from Nu­murkah on 28 hoops and third was Mavis Peters of Echuca-Moama with 27 hoops.

Spe­cial men­tion went to Mooroopna’s Amanda Trelfall who ex­e­cuted one jump shot and two hoops-in-one in her very first tour­na­ment.

Keep up the good work Amanda.

Mar­garet Gunn of Mooroopna won the lucky door prize.

Thurs­day's Twi­light on Fe­bru­ary 1 was played in much nicer con­di­tions and it was great to wel­come four new play­ers onto the courts.

Ev­ery­one had a good time, lots of laughs and great sport­man­ship.

The scores over the night were fairly close with Sue Agosta tak­ing out the win­ners prize.

Brett Gil­lies was given an award for show­ing the most po­ten­tial by Peg Win­gate.

Due to a fore­cast of 40C, few peo­ple turned up for our Twi­light evening on Fe­bru­ary 8.

For­tu­nately the tem­per­arure dropped just be­low 36 so play started by 7.30pm.

Aussie Cro­quet was the choice for the night and even though num­bers were down two B courts were set up.

This al­lowed con­tin­u­ous play, al­le­vi­at­ing any un­nes­sary wait­ing time which oc­curs when us­ing sec­ond colours.

Three games of mixed dou­bles saw scores on the night con­sid­er­ably higher than usual.

The win­ner, Mar­garet Sul­li­van, on 42-points, was the only player to win all of her three games.

All other play­ers man­aged only one win each, with Rayleen McDon­ald com­ing in sec­ond place with 36-points.

New play­ers are al­ways wel­come to join us on Mon­days for so­cial play which starts at 8.30am and also for our Twi­light Thurs­days, which will con­tinue through­out the day­light sav­ing pe­riod.

Reg­is­tra­tion for Twi­light will be at 7pm, play to start by 7.30pm. Green fees are $6 for non-mem­bers.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing us is most wel­come, mal­letts sup­plied and light re­fresh­ments.

Please wear flat soled shoes. The club is in Church St, op­po­site St Au­gus­tine's Church.

For in­for­ma­tion, email kyabram­cro­quet@gmail.com or con­tact Mar­garet on 5853 1362 or Rayleen 5853 2394.

Prize win­ners and spe­cial men­tions to Amanda Trelfall, Chris­tine Blay, John Al­stin and Mar­garet Gunn.

Amanda Trelfall of Mooroopna per­formed one jump shot and two hoops-in-one in her very first tour­na­ment.

Lyle Carey was the run­ner-up in as­so­ci­a­tion cro­quet.

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