CRO­QUET All hail the Kan­gas Rich River

The Riverine Herald - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

PEN­NANT home and away rounds have fin­ished for this year, and the fi­nals are on.

In the last round of golf cro­quet pen­nant on Thurs­day of last week the Rich River Emus had a bye.

The Kan­gas won a close game at Kyabram in un­sea­sonal weather, cold and rainy, and even some hail.

After the first round of sin­gles Kyabram were three games 25 hoops to Kan­gas one game 23.

After the se­cond round Kyabram were ahead five games 46 to three games 47 and it was down to the dou­bles.

The Kan­gas won three of the four dou­bles, three games 22 hoops to one game 17, giv­ing Rich River the win by six hoops: six games 69 to six games 63.

Anne Dodd was the best con­trib­u­tor with three games, and He­len Bri­er­ley, Dave Ma­her and Russ Smyth won two each.

After fin­ish­ing the sea­son se­cond on the lad­der the Kan­gas are play­ing De­niliquin Di­a­monds in a semi-fi­nal at Shep­par­ton, with the win­ner go­ing through to the grand fi­nal.

So­cial golf cro­quet was called off Thurs­day due to the in­clement weather.

The club held a mem­bers, fam­ily and friends come-and-try day on Sun­day.

There were a num­ber of vis­i­tors, some show­ing re­mark­able abil­ity for learn­ers.

It was per­fect weather and all en­joyed a pleas­ant day with a few laughs.

On Tues­day, 23 mem­bers played golf cro­quet, dou­bles and a trio, fol­lowed by lunch in the Rich River Bistro.

Ian Grant and Gwen Hurst won all three games, and they both had a nett +12 hoops. Ian won the day on a count­back. Bev Floyd scored a hoop in one, and sev­eral play­ers had some very well ex­e­cuted jump shots.

In as­so­ci­a­tion cro­quet, Rich River had a win to fin­ish the home and away sea­son.

They hosted Shep­par­ton Gold at home and won two games 39 hoops to one game 27 hoops.

After win­ning the dou­bles 13 hoops to eight, Lyn Nor­wood won her sin­gles 17 to nine, and John Nor­wood was un­lucky to lose his sin­gles last nine hoops to 10.

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THE week opened on Wed­nes­day, with seven mem­bers trav­el­ling to Kyne­ton for a so­cial day.

It was the first time we have vis­ited this club and what a nice sur­prise we got when we ar­rived.

Kyne­ton Cro­quet Club is the old­est cro­quet club in Aus­tralia, the clu­b­rooms and the courts had such a nice feel about them.

Dou­bles were played with four games in to­tal. Two of our mem­bers had suc­cess on the day with Trevor Peters run­ner-up and Jan Tracy third place, both re­ceiv­ing great prizes. Thurs­day was a won­der­ful day. Some mem­bers chose to go to Wan­garatta and risk the wild weather — not good with part of the day spent rac­ing to the shel­ter sheds try­ing to stay out of the hail and rain.

There was not much luck to be had on the day and mem­bers came home empty-handed.

Our pen­nant team had to strug­gle on all day play­ing in hor­ren­dous weather, rain, wind and hail at dif­fer­ent times of day.

The play­ers were up against it on the courts with so much wa­ter it was hard to ex­e­cute their shots.

Nu­murkah Whites were the stronger team beat­ing EMCC with a score of 78 to EMCC 61.

Our pen­nant team have fin­ished for the sea­son, not mak­ing the fi­nals, but they are look­ing for­ward to next year’s sea­son.

Mon­day cer­tainly was a good turnout with 21 mem­bers at­tend­ing. Dou­bles and one trio were played with two games in the morn­ing break­ing for a nice leisurely BBQ lunch then one game after lunch.

It was good to see our pres­i­dent, John Al­stin, able to fit in a game be­tween his work com­mit­ments.

Win­ner of the Lets Do Cof­fee Voucher was John Al­stin with +7 and Trevor Peters run­ner up +4.

Hoops in one Glenda Kelly 1, San­dra Al­stin 1, Jump Shots Peter Van Der Zande 1 Trevor Peters 1.

New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come at the courts at Vic Park.

Con­tact John Al­stin 0418 505 614 in­for­ma­tion. for

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