Manager: Geoff Johnson
This year the East Anglian Golf Croquet league is divided into only three areas, the Northern, Eastern and Western areas. The Central area is suspended because of adjustments required to deal with the ongoing consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The clubs in each area play in an all-play-all block over the course of the season. There are four players per team who play four timed handicap singles against their opposite numbers, plus two handicap doubles – a total of 18 games per match. The results of the matches in each block can be found by following the corresponding links. The three area winners then proceed to a three-way regional play-off to determine the overall winner.
The EACF Golf Croquet
Due to a reduction in the number of areas from 4 to 3, this year’s playoff finals were condensed into a single three-way match between Colchester, Enfield, and Newport. The “big match” was hosted by Watford on Saturday 18th September.
Despite long journeys the match got off to an early start, and 3 rounds were completed by lunchtime, using a modified format to handle 3 teams instead of 2. At this point Enfield and Colchester were tied on 5 wins, with Newport on 2.
Whatever Enfield had for lunch, it proved very effective as in the three rounds of singles in the afternoon they romped to an unassailable total of 16 wins. Colchester came in second with 8 wins, and Newport third with 6.
Thus Enfield deservedly retained the trophy they won in 2019, (there were no leagues in 2020 due to Covid), and were crowned 2021 EACF Handicap League Champions.
Despite only one team being able to win, we had a lovely day’s play, in splendid late summer sunshine all day, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
All we have to do now is do it all over again in 2022!
|Enfield (E):||Kim Taylor (4), Michael Broadway (5), Nicola Hyde (8), Frances Broadway (9)|
|Colchester:||Paul Goodall (6), Patricia Drinkwater (7), Gillian Glen (11), Stephanie Sadler (12)|
|Newport Oaks:||Colin Carr (4), Tim Walder (4), Fran Lambert (5), Tim Hinch (10)|
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