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THE Kyabram Golf Cro­quet team hosted top seeded side De­niliquin last Thurs­day, Septem­ber, 6. It was a tough day with play­ers ex­pe­ri­enc­ing four sea­sons in one match. At the start of play it was a cold but sunny morn­ing with the fore­cast of strong winds and rain to come later in the day.

The match started early and by 11.30am all the sin­gles had fin­ished. The games are dou­ble banked, two games per court us­ing two sets of dif­fer­ent coloured balls, be­ing played si­mul­ta­ne­ously.

De­niliquin got off to a strong start and were lead­ing by six games and six hoops, af­ter some well-con­tested games, only need­ing to win one of the dou­bles to claim the match.

The rain was threat­en­ing so it was de­cided to start the dou­bles while the weather was fine and stop for lunch when or if there was a shower.

Deni man­aged to win the first two games, ce­ment­ing their match win for the day. How­ever half­way through the sec­ond round thun­der and light­ning sent all play­ers to the club­house, leav­ing the balls where they lay, for a late lunch. Af­ter a heavy shower, play recom­menced, with Kyabram win­ning both re­main­ing games.

Even though De­niliquin won con­vinc­ingly on games, Kyabram’s hoops score was only five less over the 12 games.

Best play­ers on the day went to De­niliquin’s Andy Davis and John Tainsh, both win­ning their sin­gles and one dou­bles each. Kyabram’s Rayleen McDon­ald and Trudy Ser­afini both man­aged to win a sin­gles and a dou­bles game. Match Re­sults

Sin­gles: Chris Puetz lt Andy Davis 4/7, Rayleen McDon­ald def Jill Tainsh 7/3, Sue Agosta lt Mary James 4/7 and Trudy Ser­afini lt John Tainsh 6/7.

Round 2: C Puetz lt Jill Tainsh 6/7, R McDon­ald lt A Davis 5/7, S Agosta lt John Tainsh 4/7 and Trudy Ser­afini d Mary James 7/4.

Dou­bles: Puetz/McDon­ald lt Davis/Jill Tainsh 4/7 and Agosta/Ser­afini lt James/ John Tainsh 6/7.

Round 2: Puetz/Agosta def Davis/James 7/5 while McDon­ald/Ser­afini d Tainsh/ Tainsh 7/4.

Fi­nal Score: De­niliquin 8/72 de­feated Kyabram 4/67.

The lad­der for the GVCA Golf Cro­quet Pen­nant af­ter seven rounds shows De­niliquin well out in front with 96 points, fol­lowed by Echuca/Moama(71), RR Kan­gas (69), Euroa (68), Nk Blue (66), Shep­par­ton (53), Nk White (51), Kyabram (50) and RR Emus 36 pts.

Kyabram will travel to Echuca this Thurs­day to play against the sec­ond placed team for the eighth match of the 18-week draw.

Kyabram Cro­quet Club will hold­ing a come and try ses­sion on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8, from 8:30am-12pm, dur­ing Se­niors Week.

Kyabram CC wel­comes any en­quires from the pub­lic re­gard­ing learn­ing to play cro­quet or maybe hold­ing a func­tion at the courts. Con­tact Mar­garet on 5853 1362 or Rayleen on 5853 2394, or via the club’s email ad­dress: kyabram­cro­

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