Club celebrate with a Melbourne Cup day

There has been plenty of Croquet action on the courts at the Young Croquet Club over the past few weeks with the Bradd Shield played and members returning home.

ON PARADE: Attendees of the Young Croquet Club showed off their fancy dress, hats and outfits after a lunch on Tuesday. Photo: Doug Leabeater.

ON PARADE: Attendees of the Young Croquet Club showed off their fancy dress, hats and outfits after a lunch on Tuesday. Photo: Doug Leabeater.

Annual Bradd Shield Doubles

Young Croquet Club members played for the Annual Bradd Shield doubles event last week.

Members Peter Druitt and Bev Johnson took out the event with the win. 

Congratulations to you both.

Turner’s Shield

Next Tuesday will be the first round of the Annual Turner’s Shield.

The matches will be a teams event and will be run over four weeks.

The Team winning the most hoops will be declared the winners.

Play will start at 5.30pm each session and carried through each evening under the lights until completed.

Members return home

Several members of the Young Croquet Club have been welcomed home after their travels.

We have more members attending our social days now as the ones who were playing in various carnivals and competitions around the state are now home.

All report having had a good time and plenty of competition and friendship.

New South Wales Gateball play next week

The Young Croquet Club will be playing host to the New South Wales State Gateball Championships next week.

Things are well in hand for the annual New South Wales Gateball Championships to be held at the Young Croquet Club fields from Thursday November 10.

The event will kick off with a practice afternoon and greeting before the doubles begin on Friday November 17 from 8.30am.

The teams events will be held on Saturday and Sunday November 18 and 19.

There will be over 50 players so it looks like a busy time for our new members doing catering and everything else over the period.

Melbourne Cup fancy dress

Young Croquet Club held a Melbourne Cup day on Tuesday with games, fancy dress, hats and lunch.

The Melbourne Cup Day organised by the club on Tuesday was a fantastic event with croquet starting at 9.30am and play going through until lunchtime when all present had a sit down lunch followed by sweets and other goodies.

At 1.30pm a parade was held for everyone, some were dressed up and others wearing fancy hats.

The judge for this event was Sister Monica Purcell who chose the winners Peter Druitt, Betty Douglas and Ruth Leabeater.