Batty scoops title as Rising Star falters

Philip Batty (5) is the 2017 Golf Croquet Handicap League Cup title holder beating Penny Benge (4) 7-5, 7-2 today Sunday 1st October.

Quickly earning the mafia sobriquet ‘The Ice Cream Man’ by spectators because of his smart white turn-out topped off by a snazzy panama hat he never allowed Penny to settle into a rhythm, forcing her to clear from distance whilst keeping his balls around the hoop. It was solid accurate croquet.

Twenty Six players entered the Tournament in July playing in four divisions.

Using his lone bisque sensibly he broke away at the end of game 1 and never looked back. This was his first croquet tournament title at any club and signals his ascent through the cub ranks. No doubt his willingness to play in club Association Croquet matches has helped his accuracy and placement.

Thanks to the organiser Gloria Watson for keeping the momentum going and to all who took part.

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