WELLINGTON V MANAWATU-WANGANUI EXCHANGE
This was an extremely close Exchange, with the two point win by Manawatu’Wanganui, in the Golf Croquet Event being sufficient to win the overall competition, as the Association Croquet even was tied. The Manawatu-Wanganui teams were delight to regain the trophy from Wellington. The Association Croquet event was extremely close, with the hard, fast lawns and tightly set hoops leading to some very low scoring, tight matches. Final combined Result: ManawatuWanganui 29, Wellington 27. Golf Croquet: ManawatuWanganui 15, Wellington 13. Results: Round 1: John Wall & Ian Power (MW) bt Bill Harper & Tony Le Petit (W) 7-1; Jo Bray & Nathan Bullen (W) bt Connell Leahy & Micki Tyler (MW) 7-6; Chris Reay & Owen Birchall (MW) bt Roel Ymker & Ron Dewsnap (W) 7-2; Jeremy Neild & Shona Callear (MW) bt Gaylia Powell & Shirley Mitchell (W) 7-4. Round 2: Leahy and Power (MW) bt Harper & Bullen (W) 7-3; Bray & Le Petit (W) bt Wall & Tyler (RG) 7-5; Ymker & Mitchell (W) bt Neild & Birchall (MW) 6-5; Powell & Dewsnap (W) bt Reay & Callear (MW) 7-5. Round 3: Wall & Leahy (MW) bt Harper & Bray (W) 7-5; Le Petit & Bullen (W) bt Power & Tyler (MW) 7-5; Ymker & Powell (W) bt Reay & Neild (MW) 7-6; Dewsnap & Mitchell (W) bt Birchall & Callear (MW) 7-6. Round 4: Leahy (MW) bt Harper (W) 7-4; Wall (MW) bt Bray (W) 7-3; Le Petit (W) bt Tyler (MW) 7-5; Bullen (W) bt Power (MW) 7-4; Neild (MW) bt Ymker (W) 7-3; Powell (W) bt Reay (MW) 7-6; Dewsnap (W) bt Callear (MW) 7-1; Mitchell (W) bt Birchall MW) 7-4. Round 5: Wall (MW) bt Harper (W) 7-5; Leahy (MW) bt Bray (W) 7-6; Le Petit (W) bt Power (MW) 7-5; Tyler (MW) bt Bullen (W) 7-3; Reay (MW) bt Ymker (W) 7-5; Neild (MW) bt Powell (W) 7-3; Birchall (MW) bt Dewsnap (W) 7-3; Callear (MW) bt Mitchell 7-4. Association Croquet: Manawatu-Wanganui 6, Wellington 6. Results Round 1: Gair & Manuge (W) bt McLay & Neall (MW) 9-6; McNae & Hardman (MW) bt Cormack & S.Theobald (W) 14-13; Fitchett & Thompson (MW) bt SaundersFrancis & McDonald (W) 7-6; M.Theobald & Cain (W) bt MacEwan & Flood (MW) 8-7. Round 2: Wayne Gair (W) bt Murray McNae (MW) 14-13; Liz McLay (MW) bt Jamie Cormack (W) 14-13; Bruce Manuge (W) bt Vince Neall (MW) 8-7; Shaun Theobald (W) bt Michael Hardman (MW) 9-4; June Saunders-Francis (W) bt Krina Fitchett (MW) 12-11; Jeannette MacEwan (MW) bt Mike Theobald (W) 10-9; Lynda Thompson (MW) bt Dianne MacDonald (W) 11-0, Nicholas Flood (MW) bt Murray Cain (W) 11-9.