Hawke’s Bay club pays a visit – The Gisborne Herald

Published May 28, 2022 12:20PM

CROQUET

A team from Marewa Croquet Club traveled to Gisborne to play golf croquet against members of Barry Memorial Croquet Club.

The last time a croquet team from Hawke’s Bay came to Gisborne was in 2015, when members from the Marewa and Heretaunga clubs put together a combined team.

This time, eight players in each club team were selected to be of comparable abilities. All players competed in four doubles and four singles rounds.

The doubles were played on the Saturday and at the end of the day the local club had beaten Marewa by 12 games to 4.

The singles were played on the Sunday and the Barry club won this section by 20 games to 12 for an overall result of 32 games to 16 over the weekend.

Barry player Murray Woods was the only player to win all four of his singles games.

The Marewa club will be keen to turn the tables, with a reciprocal visit to Napier scheduled for next season.

The weekend results (Barry club names first) —

Doubles, Round 1: Per and Ina Elzen defeated Tina Duley and Helen Blows 6-5, John Wilson and Denise Weavers lost to Michael Blow and Isobel O’Brien 7-5, Christine McCullough and Muriel McMillan def Margaret Gray and Jenny Lewis 7- 3, Peter Richardson and Maurice Allan def Moira Thorn and Vera Glover 7-6.

Round 2: Per and Ina Elzen def Michael Blow and Isobel O’Brien 5-4, John Wilson and Denise Weavers def Margaret Gray and Jenny Lewis 7-3, Christine McCullough and Muriel McMillan def Moira Thorn and Vera Glover 4-3, Peter Richardson and Maurice Allan lost to Tina Duley and Helen Blow 7-6.

Round 3: Per and Ina Elzen def Margaret Gray and Jenny Lewis 6-3, John Wilson and Denise Weavers def Moira Thorn and Vera Glover 7-2, Christine McCullough and Muriel McMillan def Tina Duley and Helen Blow 6-4, Peter Richardson and Maurice Allan def Michael Blow and Isobel O’Brien 7-2.

Round 4: Per and Ina Elzen lost to Moira Thorn and Vera Glover 7-6, John Wilson and Denise Weavers def Tina Duley and Helen Blows 7-5, Peter Richardson and Maurice Allan def Margaret Gray and Jenny Lewis 7-5.

Singles, Round 1: John Wilson def Michael Blow 7-2, Per Elzen def Tina Duley 7-3, Christine McCullough lost to Margaret Gray 7-4, Ina Elzen lost to Moira Thorn 7-4, Muriel McMillan def Helen Blow 7- 1, Murray Woods def Isobel O’Brien 7-5, Denise Weavers def Vera Glover 7-4, Robyn Chaffey def Jenny Lewis 7-3.

Round 2: John Wilson def Tina Duley 7-2, Per Elzen def Margaret Gray 7-3, Christine McCullough def Moira Thorn 7-5, Ina Elzen lost to Michael Blow 7-4, Muriel McMillan lost to Isobel O’Brien 7- 3, Murray Woods def Vera Glover 7-5, Denise Weavers def Jenny Lewis 7-3, Robyn Chaffey def Helen Blow 7-5.

Round 3: John Wilson lost to Margaret Gray 7-3, Per Elzen lost to Moira Thorn 7-5, Christine McCullough def Michael Blow 7-4, Ina Elzen lost to Tina Duley 7-2, Muriel McMillan def Vera Glover 7-3 , Murray Woods def Jenny Lewis 7-1, Denise Weavers def Helen Blow 7-6, Robyn Chaffey lost to Isobel O’Brien 7-6.

Round 4: John Wilson def Moira Thorn 7-4, Per Elzen lost to Michael Blow 7-5, Christine McCullough def Tina Duley 7-5, Ina Elzen lost to Margaret Gray 7-2, Muriel McMillan def Jenny Lewis 7-2, Murray Woods def Helen Blow 7-3, Denise Weavers lost to Isobel O’Brien 7-5, Robyn Chaffey def Vera Glover 7-5.

INTERCLUB COMPETITION: Members of Barry Memorial and Marewa croquet clubs gathered in Gisborne for doubles and singles games over a weekend this month. They are, back (from left): Muriel McMillan, John Wilson, Denise Weavers, Per Elzen, Christine McCullough, Maurice Allan, Peter Richardson (all Barry club), Michael Blow, Helen Blow, Moira Thorn, Margaret Gray and (off the end of the photo) Jenny Lewis (all Marewa club). Front: Ina Elzen (Barry), Vera Glover, Isobel O’Brien and Tina Duley (all Marewa).Picture supplied

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