Association Croquet Report – Sept 2019

The 2019 season went well for the Association Croquet section, with Dave Buckman leading teams to success in U league matches against Medway, Purley Bury and Caterham.  Canterbury narrowly lost to Tunbridge Wells. 

 The Club Secretary organised a successful CA handicap tournament in July, as well as a most enjoyable GC/AC friendly with Ramsgate in late August. 

There was an equally enjoyable one-ball AC mix-in with Golf Croquet colleagues at the end of July. 

Club players took part in AC tournaments at Budleigh Salterton, Hurlingham, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Watford, Southampton, Burton on Trent and Bristol, bringing back trophies from two of these. 

The Club also fielded players in the national Inter-Counties Championships and Treasurer’s Tankard. 

Both internal knockouts progressed well and there was quite a bit of activity on the new CCC ladder. 

The best development of the year was the emergence of some serious AC talent among new members, who with luck can be persuaded to try match play next year.