Croquet – Competitions, Sport and Success

It’s roughly half way through the year, so at Camerton and Peasedown Croquet Club (CPCC) members have been taking part in a range of competitions against other clubs.

There are competitions for beginners, improvers and more experienced players so there are always opportunities for everyone to take part.

Some of this year’s beginners are taking part in the High Handicap Competition and have already got a number of wins under their belt. CPCC coaches and team captains keep their eye on players – free coaching and ‘fine tuning’ is available and everyone is encouraged to try competitive croquet – they soon ‘get the bug’!

So far this year CPCC has won a number of matches. The High Handicap Team, including some of this year’s beginners, are on a winning streak. One match was won by 13 to 7 and the other by 11½ to 8½. Both matches took place in the recent hot and humid weather, but that did not stop the CPCC team from playing some of their best croquet. The team had to hold their nerve as our opponents started to ‘pull back’, but our steadfast play won the day. In both matches every member won a game – some won them all!! It is certain that handicaps will tumble and other members will have to improve their skills!

The Club also takes part in National Competitions – a team of four travelled to Nottingham to compete in the Murphy Cup against players from Durham CC (pictured here with members of the CPCC team). This match of singles and doubles brought out our best play and many games were won or lost by just 1 or 2 points. Eventually CPCC won by 4 games and we are looking forward to meeting our opponents in the Semi Final – watch this space!