Fine week, fast lawns for cro­quet

Bush Telegraph - - CHRISTMAS PARADE - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

It was a fine week and the cro­quet lawns were run­ning faster as they dried out.

The event was the Cen­tral Dis­tricts’ Vet­er­ans Cro­quet Tour­na­ment held at the Ran­gi­tira Club in Dan­nevirke.

The tour­na­ment ran from Mon­day Novem­ber 12 to Sun­day Novem­ber 18 and in­volved As­so­ci­a­tion Cro­quet for the first three days and Golf Cro­quet over the rest.

In the A/C Open Dou­bles Terry Price and Liz Mars­den of Master­ton were win­ners and exDan­nevirke player Tony Stephens (now from Here­taunga) won the Open Sin­gles.

In the Hand­i­cap Dou­bles, Sue Hawkin and Carol Cow­ley from Hawke’s Bay were win­ners, Shirley Rees of Rose Gar­dens in Palmer­ston North win­ning the Hand­i­cap Sin­gles.

Man­ager Michael Hard­man pre­sent­ing Shirley Rees from Rose Gar­dens Cro­quet Club the tro­phy for win­ner of the As­so­ci­a­tion Cro­quet Hand­i­cap Sin­gles.

Win­ners of the Golf Cro­quet Hand­i­cap Dou­bles Sue Hawken and Carol Cow­ley from the Here­taunga Club, Have­lock North with man­ager of the tour­na­ment Michael Hard­ing.

Bev­er­ley Ber­ry­man, win­ner of the Golf Cro­quet Hand­i­cap Sin­gles with Tony Stephens, win­ner of the Golf Cro­quet Open sin­gles (also win­ner of the As­so­ci­a­tion Cham­pi­onship sin­gles.)

Some of the field in the Hand­i­cap Sin­gles Golf Cro­quet with Dan­nevirke play­ers in dark uni­forms — Alex Hall, Frances La Hood, Kelly Sergeant, John Green­away, Peter Kelly.

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