Plimmerton croquet players have that winning feeling
Plimmerton Croquet Club players are on a winning roll.
Plimmerton beat Waikanae 6-3 in the Castle Cup recently.
Eric Castle, and his late wife Ursula, set up the competition and presented the trophy in 1998 and it’s now an annual fixture.
The Plimmerton players were Wayne Gair (Titahi Bay), Wendy Betteridge (Camborne), Carolyn Rait, Christine and John de Roo (all Whitby) and Robin Chesterfield (Paremata).
Meanwhile, at the Dunedin masters tournament, all Plimmerton’s golf croquet players won medals.
In the doubles, Bob and Anne McKenzie (Camborne) won gold, and Tom and Beverley Berryman ( Titahi Bay), and Jo Bray ( Papakowhai, teamed with a nonPlimmerton player) won silver.
In the singles, Bob McKenzie won gold, Anne McKenzie silver and Tom Berryman bronze.
In the Wellington region Arthur Ross play-off, Carolyn Rait (Whitby) performed very well against Greg Bryant, the world No 6, and eventually placed third.
Plimmerton players also won through in all sections in the Wellington golf croquet interclub competitions.
Tom and Beverley Berryman were overall winners and section winners included Wayne Gair and Dianne McDonald (Titahi Bay) and Christine de Roo (Whitby) with Claire Roberts (Cambourne).
The other participating clubs were Waikanae, Paraparaumu, Wellington, Khandallah, Waimarie and Wainuiomata.
Plimmerton club president Wayne Gair is organising rounds of ‘‘Cropool’’ for a club day on Saturday, February 22, 1pm.
It’s basically pool played on a lawn with croquet mallets and balls.
All welcome at Plimmerton Croquet Club, off Ulric St.
Inquiries to 021 036 2645.