The East Anglian Golf Croquet league is divided into four areas, the Northern, Eastern, Central and Western areas, and the clubs in each area played in an all-play-all block over the course of the season. The results of the matches in each block can be found by following the corresponding links. The four area winners then proceed to a knock-out stage for the semi-finals and finals to determine the overall winner, to be played respectively on Friday 3rd September and Saturday 11th September at Bury St. Edmunds.
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GC League play-off results
|2010 Area Winners:
The EACF Golf Croquet
The four successful area winners met at the Bury St Edmunds Club to challenge for a place in the
finals. Matches were continuous, Newport Oaks and Stony Stratford having an early morning start, Enfield East and
Hunstanton Blue following on in the afternoon. Stony Stratford made a promising start against Newport ending 5 to 3
games ahead at the short break. They maintained their lead when play continued and as a result of accurate hoop
running, good ball positioning and skilful use of extra turns they won the singles by 12 games to 4. However they
were unable to maintain their domination in the doubles, both games being taken by Newport. Result was 12-6 to Stony
Stratford. In the afternoon semi-final Hunstanton, unaccustomed to undulating lawns took a while to establish any
consistency to their play and were well beaten by Enfield in the singles, the doubles being halved. The result was
12-6 to Enfield. Tony Elliott, an Enfield rookie with potential, was unbeaten in both his singles and doubles games.
The finals, a repeat of the 2009 event, were a week later allowing teams to hone their skills and prepare their strategies!! Stony Stratford made a determined start being 8 to 1 in front after 9 games. Post lunch Enfield's play took on greater concentration and focus rewarding them with 5 out of 6 games, but still needing to win the doubles to draw and play the golden hoop. However Stony Stratford maintained a steely hold on their lead, taking the two doubles games and the trophy 11-7. Despite the intense competition a friendly atmosphere prevailed throughout. All teams demonstrating quality play. Highlights, in particular, were Ken Pickett's hitting in and Rex Hale's jump shots.
GC League play-off results by year:
Previous GC league winners - summary
The fee for taking part in the League this year is £10 per club. Cheques (made payable to the EACF) should be sent to Chris Howell by 14th May.
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