Nagambie Croquet Club’s shelter dedication in memory to Dorothy McLeod was a great success last week.
The weather was kind to us and only threatened to rain while playing golf croquet.
We had two serious games where the hoops were counted in the morning and then continued with fun games where the McLeod family members joined in.
Cameron, Dorothy’s grandson, and Ryland, her great-grandson who is only 10 years old, gave a good account of themselves, with some coaching from the players.
At 2 pm, Kenn Boal from Rich River officially dedicated the shelter with some happy tales of Dorothy on the croquet courts.
Kenn asked life member Eileen McDonald, Ryland and Max Dunstone, who is a great stalwart of our club, to unveil the sign on the shelter.
A lovely afternoon tea followed with presentation of prizes for the winners and the raffle.
The winners of the games were: first Helen Wrest (Mooroopna), second Kenn Boal (Rich River) and third Chris Peutz (Kyabram).
The raffle prizes went to Kenn Boal (first) and Stacey Cool (second).
Thank you to the McLeod family for the generous donation toward the refurbishment of the shelter.
Last week we were to play Numurkah Navy, but unfortunately Numurkah could not field a team, so it was a forfeit to Nagambie.
This week we played Shepparton Gold at home and had a win, two games and 33 hoops to one game and 30 hoops.
Today we are at home to Rich River.
We play between 10 am and 3 pm, then have a cuppa afterwards, and we would welcome anyone who would like to watch to come down.
— Valerie Harvey