What a Leave!
Carefully and with great skill one of the north wests best players (Mr J Hawkins) attempted a Sextuplet at the North West Federation Festival of Croquet last Sunday and produced a perfect cross wire as part of his leave. Breathtaking in its beauty, accuracy and simplicity, which drew gasps from the watching crowd.
Just admire this cross wire of his opponents balls:
Now if we just pull back the camera, we realise why the crowd were left aghast:
“Collapse of stout party”. Just goes to show, even experts can still amaze us.
We recommend more practice and perhaps a read of the best selling Croquet book – Complete Croquet: A Guide to Skills, Tactics and Strategy – written by a certain Mr J Hawkins.