1st-2nd October 2005: Newport's Longman bid fails
Newport's Longman Cup team crashed to consecutive 6-1 defeats, to Surbiton and Bury, to finish in fourth place. Read about the weekend's events here.
24th September 2005: Newport victorious in Regional Final
Newport won the regional final of the Longman Cup, beating Watford 4-3 in a nailbiting encounter. Read a report of the match here.
14th August 2005: Newport through to Quarter-Final
Newport defeated Merton 4-3 to progress for the first time to the quarter-finals of the Longman Cup. Read about it here.
30th July 2005: Newport lost to Colchester
A close game in the Essex and Suffolk League ended in a 3-2 victory for Colchester. More details here.
2nd July 2005: Newport beat Ipswich
Newport enjoyed a 3-2 victory against Ipswich in the Essex and Suffolk League. More details here.
26th June 2005: Newport beat Parsons Green
Newport progressed to the last 16 of the Longman Cup (the national handicap knockout tournament) with a 6-1 win over Parsons Green in London. Full story here.
19th June 2005: Ian Storey wins Newport B-Level Tournament
Scorching temperatures and correspondingly fast lawns were the features of Newport's annual B-level tournament, which took place on 18th and 19th June.
14 players from across the country took part, with a 15th entrant only being tracked down in St. Peter's Square, Rome, half an hour after his scheduled start time!
The tournament winner was Ian Storey, from the Hunstanton Club, who won all five of his games. Photos from the weekend are available here.
6th June 2005: Newport beat Wells (GC)
Newport's Golf Croquet players won the first league match of the season, squeezing past Wells-next-the-Sea by a score of 11-9. More details here.
28-29 May 2005 - EACF "Minor Counties" Event won by Norfolk
The second annual B-level counties event, held to coincide with the "proper" inter-counties tournament, took place at Newport over the bank holiday weekend. Six counties competed, with each playing two games of doubles against each of the others. At the end of two days' play, Norfolk came out on top by a hair's breadth over the home team Essex. Check the EACF website for more details.
14-15 May 2005 - Open Days a success
Despite hailstorms, the open days were popular events and as a result we have welcomed five new members to the club. A write-up of the event appeared in the Saffron Walden Reporter... but now appears to have been removed from their website.
11th May 2005: Golf Croquet Refereeing Course
13 people attended a course for golf croquet referees at Newport; Bill Arliss, chairman of the CA Golf Croquet Committee, was the examiner.