Golf Croquet

Results of league matches

EACF level play league
4 May  Harriers beat Hawks 4 games to 3 (106 hoops to 99)

EACF Handicap League Central Area
27 April - Oaks beat Elms 13 games to 5 ( 107 to 92)

Friday 25th May - home - Meldreth beat Newport Oaks 11 games to 7 (117 to 88) 

Monday 4 June - away - Enfield East beat Newport Elms 10 games to 8 (101 hoops to 89)
The away match at Enfield East was played under cloudy conditions but luckily no rain - using just two of their three lawns. The Newport team was made up of the following members: Tim Walder (Capt), Peter Cowper, John Richardson, Glenys Walder. John Richardson stepped in to make up the Elms team numbers and played his first handicap league match. Newport Elms started well by winning both doubles matches 4-7 and 6-7. The following 16 singles matches, where each team member plays 4 separate matches with each of the opposite team members was a mixed bag of results. Newport lost the singles matches 10-6 but three of the singles matches were timed out with two being drawn and one win for Enfield.

Tim Walder, Glenys Walder, Peter Cowper, John Richardson

Oaks v Elms & Hawks v Harriers 4 May 2018
The golf croquet competitive season started with two teams from Newport playing each other in two matches - the handicap and B level competitions.  Oaks beat the Elms by 13 to 5 but the B level match was a much closer affair decided when the Hawks accidentally peeled an opposition Harriers' ball through the 'golden hoop'. Harriers were thus the winners by 4 games to 3


Hawks and Harriers are pictured in front of the new shelter generously donated by club member Jim Potter  - Fran Lambert, Tim Ham, John Tapscott, David Manley, Helen Manley, Maureen Goodchild, Roy Darling and Tim Walder

Association Croquet

Newport Open Weekend for advanced players - Cornelius Trophy 19 & 20 May 2018
Mark Avery won the Newport Open Weekend, defeating Nick Mounfield in a best-of-2 final. He thus retains the Donald Cornelius trophy.
A full complement of fifteen players gathered, including three Cambridge University Croquet Club  members who play at Newport .  Handicaps were spread from -2 to 3.5, and there were quite a few close games. The lawns were nicely quick, with interesting patches. 16 out of 47 games were decided by Triple Peels - Avery had 6, the Lineseses 3 each.
It was an agreeable weekend with excellent weather, a good pub meal, and friendly company.  Full results can be seen at

Essex and Suffolk League
Colchester beat Newport 3-4

Other Happenings

Open Day Sunday 13 May 2018
Despite the forecast rain, the day turned out fair and member and visitors enjoyed themselves. Three new players have joined the club.

Start of season soup lunch 28 March 2018
Rain prevented play on the official first day of the croquet season for the club.  Despite the weather the traditional start of season soup lunch was enjoyed by 32 members who had a choice of homemade soups.  Although the event was marred by the weather the event made a profit for the club and the members look forward to another busy season of internal club matches and league matches as well as social games.