Croquet | Jones wins in nail-biter finish

Saturday, August 31: In a nail-biting finish to a game of 'association croquet', with three clips on the final peg, Janet Jones scored 26 points to just win from Pearl Hanson on 21 points.

Thursday, September 5: In five games of 'golf croquet' it was a day for scoring one-shot hoops, with Denise Thirtle (novice beginner) scoring a one-shot hoop, and Len Favier scoring three one-shot hoops over two games. Of the nine competing players Ken Cole (former state and national table-tennis champion), Fay O'Connor and Pearl Hanson each figured in two wins. Full results were: Jean Phillips and Fay O'Connor 7 def Sally McGourty 1; Ken Cole and Pearl Hanson 7 def Louise Starkie and Len Favier 6; Christine Stent and Denise Thirtle 7 def Sally McGourty and Jean Phillips 5; Fay O'Connor and Ken Cole 7 def Denise Thirtle and Jean Phillips 4; Len Favier and Pearl Hanson 7 def Louise Starkie and Sally McGourty 2.

Janet Jones prepares to strike.

Janet Jones prepares to strike.

New player Denise Thirtle.

New player Denise Thirtle.

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