Deni in decider
The Deni Diamonds made their way through to the Goulburn Valley Croquet Association pennant grand final after defeating the Rich River Kangas in the semi final last Thursday.
They won eight games to four to give themselves a chance to claim back-to-back pennant titles against Shepparton at Rich River.
This will be a tough game for the Diamonds, having lost to Shepparton the last time these sides played each other.
On Sunday 16 players took part in croquet. Dot Murphy was the only three game winner, winning the day with 24 hoops.
Four players won two games and had good scores despite losing one game.
Brad Fawns scored 24, Jill Tainsh 22 and Marg Telford 20 hoops.
Three players ran a handy hoop-in-one each with Jill Tainsh, Heather Douglas and Val Wolfe all accurate on the day.
There were also three players with successful jump shots. Gwen Pearn had two while Val Wolfe and Brad Fawns each had one.
Players are reminded that next Wednesday will be the last playing day for 2018.
The club is hoping for a good roll-up to make it a great morning.
It has not yet been decided when croquet will start next year but the club hopes that decision may be known before the Christmas luncheon.
The bus will be leaving the croquet courts for the Christmas/presentation luncheon at 11.30am on Sunday, December 16.
The luncheon will be held at The Long Table with soft drinks available, but BYO alcohol.
Croquet players and partners who are attending the Deniliquin Lawn Tennis Club function are reminded that it is on Saturday, December 15 at 7pm.
Twenty players lined up for croquet on Wednesday morning.
There were two three game winners. Gwen Pearn won the day with a massive 30 hoops and Jill Tainsh had 24.
Four players won two games and had good scores. Brad Fawns and Heather Douglas each had 24 hoops, Megan Tonta 22 and John Tainsh scored 21.
Colin Campbell ran a great hoop-in-one and three players had successful jump shots.
John James had two while Faye Harrington and Brad Fawns each had one.