John Uwins takes home the new Simon Parkin Trophy

Ten members enjoyed a fantastic day of Golf Croquet last Sunday (28/09/2014) competing for the new Simon Parkin Trophy. This was the first time the club have held a men only event and testosterone levels were running high on another beautiful late summer day.

We completed a round robin between five players on each of two courts with four players having won three of their four matches. John Uwins and Neil Humphreys were also equal with the top hoop difference of nine. They went on to play a final game which ended with John winning seven – five.

The new trophy was donated by Joyce Parkin and her daughters Kate and Emma, in memory of Simon who passed away in June this year after being ill for some months. Simon was a lovely man and an enthusiastic croquet player who is much missed at the club.

Joyce and her family came along to watch the end of play and Joyce presented the trophy to the winner.

Congratulations also to Neil as runner up and Paul Robinson and Brian Parsons who narrowly missed the cut for the final.

Thanks also to all the ladies who came along to support us and especially Ena Uwins who acted as scorer.

Peter Raper

Pictures from Margaret