Updated: Apr 28
Sidmouth Herald published 24 October 2008
Nearly 70 members of the Sidmouth Croquet Club attended their AGM this month with the chairman, John Dixon, reporting on another successful season. Golf croquet sessions were very well supported with a new doubles competition for high handicap players up and running and more ideas planned for next year.
Special mention was made of the big improvement to the lawns - many favourable comments being passed by visitors to the club. Groundsman Colin Whitehall was highly praised for such good results in his first season with Sidmouth. Robert Matthews and Pam Bowra were elected as additional committee members in line with the club policy of ensuring continuity of office over the years. Prizes were presented by John Palmer, long-serving member and House Chairman of the main club.
Most of those attending stayed on to enjoy an excellent supper prepared by caterer Gill Hodge.
Dorothy Toye Cup: winner David Temple; runner-up John Dixon.
Canton Egyptian Trophy: winner Mike Taylor; runner-up David Clarke
14 point game (high handicap): winner David Laidler; runner-up Jo McInerney
Corbett Spoons (1 ball high handicap): winner Pam Bowra; runner-up Graeme Pryor.
Corbett Spoons (1 ball low handicap): winner David Temple; runner-up Tony Dustan-Smith.
Robert Case Shield (shot game): winner David Temple; runner-up Derek Powell.
Robert Case Tankard (shot game): winner Pam Bowra; runner-up Keith Thorley
Colclough & Sidmouth Cups: winners Nancy Temple & Roger Hendy
runners-up Ken Wallman & Helen Pryor.
Cunningham Salver (GC singles - high h'cap): winner Anne Reece; runner-up Keith Thorley.
Hatherley Cup (GC singles - low h'cap): winner Tony Dustan-Smith; runner-up Michael Hide.
Cunningham Salver (golf doubles - open): winners Richard Mills and Mike Taylor
runners-up Martin McInerney and Keith Thorley.
Golf Trophy (doubles - high handicap): winners Dudley and Ann Ractliffe;
runners-up Desmond Robertshaw and Keith Thorley.
Devonia Cup (high handicap): winner Roger Hendy; runner-up David Laidler.
Fermor Rose Bowl (ladies): winner Margaret Piper; runner-up Sue Rogers.
Belmont Cup: winner Robert Hammond; runner-up Ken Wallman
Advanced Handicap Singles: winner David Clarke; runner-up Peter Miller.
Humphrey Hicks (level advanced): winner Cliff Jones; runner-up Tony Dustan-Smith.
New Members' Competition: winners Anne Hale and Keith Thorley
runners-up Claire Thompson and Monica Jones. Most Improved Player (high handicap): Roger Hendy.
Most Improved Player (low handicap): Peter Hills.