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National title win

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November 17, 2017

National champion Andy Davis with runner-up Ron McBride following their grand final encounter.

Deniliquin croquet player Andy Davis has had a massive week, firstly triumphing over 32 other players from around the country to be crowned the Australian Open Golf Croquet National Handicapped Singles champion last Friday.

In the event’s final, hosted by Deniliquin Croquet Club, Davis defeated Ron McBride from Victor Harbour, South Australia, by winning two out of three games to claim the title.

The newly crowned national champion then went on to win the last round of the local Challen Cup competition, defeating Allan Tonta with two games out of three on Sunday.

It was an impressive showing by Davis, who only started playing croquet 18 months ago.

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In other local croquet news, the last Goulburn Valley Croquet pennant home and away matches will be played on November 23.

The Gems will be at home to Euroa and the Diamonds will travel to Numurkah.

The semi-finals will then be played on November 30 at Shepparton.

Local playing times will change this Sunday for the summer. Time for play will be 9am for 9.30am start, the same time as Wednesdays.

If you are likely to be late please ring another player so that your name will go in the draw.

To conclude croquet for the year, a buffet Christmas luncheon for players and their partners will be held at the RSL Club on Sunday, December 17.

Please keep this date in mind and add your names to the list on the noticeboard.

On Wednesday this week 15 players took to the courts.

John James was the only three game winner, claiming the day with 25 hoops.

Several players had good scores despite losing one game. Bevis Pearn had 26, Mary James 25, Dot Murphy 22, Brad Fawns 21 and Dors Peterson 20.

John James had three successful jump shots, while John Tainsh, Marg Telford and Bevis Pearn all had one.

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