Swindon Croquet Club wins first golf croquet game of the season

By Jessica Durston - 13 June 2022

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  • SCC team (L-R) Steve Hares, Dave Booth, Sandra Jerram, Terry Clements, Tony Tomlin (Captain), Simon Cooper-Tydeman

    SCC team (L-R) Steve Hares, Dave Booth, Sandra Jerram, Terry Clements, Tony Tomlin (Captain), Simon Cooper-Tydeman

Swindon Croquet Club's High Handicap Golf Croquet team recorded its first victory of the season with a hard-fought victory playing away against Broadwas Croquet Club.

  • Tournament Organiser Tony Tomlin (Right) presents the trophy to Simon Cooper-Tydeman

    Tournament Organiser Tony Tomlin (Right) presents the trophy to Simon Cooper-Tydeman

The Swindon Croquet Club says it was warmly welcomed by the home team - Broadwas Croquet Club - whose lawns were described as' sloping slightly but kept well-mown and green.'

Both sides got off to a good start, winning one game each before SCC won five out of the next six games to secure a commanding lead.

The Broadwas team were said to have staged a strong fight back, but were unable to catch SCC who held their nerve to run out winners by 11-9.

Captain Tony Tomlin said: “It's was a good win with all the team contributing to the victory. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and thanked Broadwas for their hospitality."

The SCC also held a Progressive Doubles Tournament event. Organiser Tony Tomlin played this year’s tournament to a slightly different formation from usual, and with 13 entries there was good competition.

The club said everyone enjoyed a competitive day of croquet doubles and, when the individual scores had been tallied, the overall winner was SCC's Simon Cooper-Tydeman.

More information about the club can be found on their website at https://swindoncroquetclub.org.uk/ or on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/swindoncroquet/

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