A Member of Croquet England
The Pavilion, Lammas Park, Culmington Road,
Ealing, London W5 5JH
The weekend of 24-25 March saw many of the country’s top players competing in what has become the traditional curtain-raiser for the Association Croquet season. Ealing’s lawns were in excellent condition, and the weather remained relatively clement (certainly compared with the snow of the previous weekend).
Former Ealing member José Riva confirmed his growing reputation – which saw him reach the semi-final of the recent World Championships in New Zealand – by triumphing with six wins out of seven.
Englishman Dave Trimmer was just behind with five wins out of six.
The Club Opening Day and AGM took place on Sunday 8th April.
A slight dampener was put on the croquet-playing side of proceedings by the persistent rain, which was in contrast to the previous day’s clement conditions for the match against High Wycombe.
Needless to say, proceedings were rounded off with a fine selection of cakes.