By Casey O'Connor
During the era of Covid pandemic and lockdowns, Croquet, an old and traditional lawn sport which both men and women can both play in equal numbers is making a revival.
The lawn game is one of a handful of truly non-contact sports which people are rediscovering and find appealing.
Golf Croquet continues to be the Mallet discipline of choice drawing the biggest numbers at the Warwick Croquet Club and is played every Thursday.
However, you will also find enthusiasts playing Association on Saturday and Tuesday.
Last week there was also Ricochet played on Tuesday so if you are interested in Mallet Sport there is something for everyone.
Last Thursday a large group were on the Lawn at the Warwick Club playing Golf Croquet.
Sue Stanley-Harris, Jan Hegarty, Joyce Mahony and Maree Windle all played well; each scored a Hole in One during the course of the games.
John Coleman and Lil Henricks (7) v Lyn Treadwell and Rhyl Dearden (3)
Beth Schottelius and Joyce Mahony (7) v Barb Morrison and Sue Stanley Harris (3)
Helen Dooley and Jan Hegarty (7) v Marian Cirson and Maree Windle (3)
John Coleman and Maree Windle (7) v Barb Morrison and Carol Ryan (2)
Lil Henricks and Rhyl Dearden (7) v Lyn Treadwell and Jan Hegarty (5)
Sue Stanley-Harris (7) Helen Dooley (5) Beth Schottelius (4)
Joyce Mahony (7) v Marian Cirson (6)
Helen Dooley and Rhyl Dearden (7) v John Coleman and Sue Stanley Harris (6)
Marian Cirson and Jan Hegarty (7) v Joyce Mahony and Maree Windle (6)
Lyn Treadwell (7) Beth Schottelius (5) Carol Ryan (4).
In the Association game played on Saturday (11 Sept) honours went to Tony Hinde who Pegged Out on 26 in the game against Dorothy Gartery and Lesley Grayson (7).
Hinde had a similar performance on Tuesday (14 Sept) when he also Pegged Out in a game against Peter Campbell (3)
In the Ricochet game played on the same day Julie Grayson and Lesley Grayson scored a 16-12 win over Dorothy Gartery and Marian Cirson.
If you wish to know more about these traditional Lawn games with a modern twist call in and see the groups at the Warwick Croquet Club on any day during play.