Crook scoops best lady rider award

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Reporter

SEV­ENTY-FIVE play­ers took part in the Zim­babwe High Goal Polocrosse tour­na­ment held at the Bu­l­awayo Coun­try Club over the week­end.

The two-day tour­na­ment was be­ing held in Bu­l­awayo for the first time and fea­tured all the coun­try’s top polocrosse play­ers.

The event was played over four di­vi­sions, with A Di­vi­sion fea­tur­ing the top play­ers, B Di­vi­sion, C Di­vi­sion and the Un­der-12s, also known as the Pe­wees Di­vi­sion.

All teams faced each other in a round robin for­mat and Bal­ly­more shrugged off stiff com­pe­ti­tion to win the A Di­vi­sion, while Team Xco Sport dom­i­nated the B Di­vi­sion.

In the in­di­vid­ual honours, Ar­lene Crook scooped the best lady rider and Craig Man­nix the men’s award.

Richard Ell­man-Brown, chair­man of Bu­l­awayo Coun­try Club, be­lieves they or­gan­ised one of the best lo­cal polocrosse tour­na­ments de­spite en­coun­ter­ing some chal­lenges.

“This has been a fan­tas­tic tour­na­ment con­sid­er­ing this is the first time the tour­na­ment was held in Bu­l­awayo. Of course, there were chal­lenges here and there, but it has been a suc­cess,” said Ell­man-Brown.

“In this com­pe­ti­tion, we have the Pe­wees Di­vi­sion, who are the Un­der-12s, our up-and-com­ing crop of polocrosse play­ers. When you look at th­ese play­ers in five years time, they will be play­ing in the A or B Di­vi­sions, so from a polocrosse point of view, this is fan­tas­tic be­cause we know there is growth com­ing from the bot­tom and there is con­ti­nu­ity within our ranks,” he said. — @ khumza­llen

“My sec­ond round let me down as we had two rounds in which I carded a 74 but my ball strik­ing is im­prov­ing with each out­ing,” said Amm.

The tour­na­ment also saw an­other United States-based player Stu­art Krog, who is on va­ca­tion, plac­ing third with rounds of 74, 76, 71 and 72 for a 293 to­tal.

Na­grin Han­ish was fourth with scores of 66, 77, 73, and 79 for a to­tal 295 while Travis Smith com­pleted the top five on 296.

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