Crake Valley Inaugural Golf Croquet Invitation Event
Sunday 30 August 2020 at Crake Valley Croquet Club
Ten players from five clubs competed in Crake Valley’s first ever Golf Croquet Invitation event.
The players handicaps ranged from 12 to 5 and many of the group games went to the 13th hoop. The semi finals saw Frank Sharps (Crake Valley) beat Bernard Lord (Bury) 7-4 and Sandy Grievson (Chester) beat Phil Snowdon (Fylde) 7-3.
The final saw Frank go ahead to lead 6-3 but Sandy fought back using her extra turns well to level at 6-6. On the deciding hoop Frank tried a clearance, only for Sandy’s ball to run the hoop for victory. She was presented with a wonderful glass trophy by the President of Crake Croquet Club, Jim Allcock.
All players commended the club for the excellent condition of the lawns. The tournament showed how competitive croquet can be played in a pleasant manner and good company.