Croquet players return

On Saturday November 21 Castlemaine Croquet Club returned to the green. The allowed number of players (10) gathered to compete in the Doug McConville Doubles Tournament.
This trophy, which was presented by the family of the late Doug McConville a former president and hard worker for the club, is usually contested in August but had to be postponed. The committee decided this special event would be a great incentive to restart the club activities again after covid.
Play started at 9.30am and a full day of closely fought matches ensued. The eventual winners being Barb Thorne and Peter Ward, with a narrow margin of two hoops from Nigel Harland and Ian Foote.
Ian is a very new club member and was rather reluctant to enter the competition, but soon showed he was able to hold his own.
Castlemaine Croquet Club welcomes anyone who is interested in wanting to play croquet. Equipment and coaching is available for learners. For more information phone Barb on 5470 5208.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.