AC Association Croquet

National The Mary Rose is a national inter-club team croquet competition that is run each year in England and Wales by the Croquet Association. Club teams comprise 4 players who must each have handicaps of at least 0, and with their aggregate handicap being at least 4. It is a knock-out competition played to Level Advanced rules, with the earlier rounds drawn on a regional basis to minimise travel times.

Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell

This year is Watford's third year in the competition and we are the defending champions, having won it in 2017.


The semi-final players (minus Brian Havill)
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Mary Rose match results by year:

All games: = Level Advanced
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
bye  
Round 2
Mon 14 May
Pinchbeck Wrest Park

WON 7-0

(Net index points: +50)
Gary Bennett (1) &
Alan Clark (1)
beat Mike Bowser (2) &
Bob Thompson (2)
+10
Brian Havill (1) beat Terrey Sparks (2½) +9
Nick Archer (2½) beat John Filsak (2½) +8
Alan Clark (1) beat Mike Bowser (2) +20
Brian Havill (1) beat John Filsak (2½) +13
Gary Bennett (1) beat Bob Thompson (2) +6
Nick Archer (2½) beat Terrey Sparks (2½) +21

Handicap change: Gary Bennett 1 to ½, Nick Archer 2½ to 2
Quarter-final
Wed 11 Jul
(10:30 start)
Colchester Home

WON 5-1

(Net index points: +12)
Gary Bennett (0) &
Brian Havill (1)
beat Rich Waterman (0) &
Colin Hemming (1)
+3
Alan Clark (1½) beat Graham Bond (5) +10
Nick Archer (2) lost to Jeff Farrington (3) -4
Gary Bennett (0) beat Rich Waterman (0) +11
Brian Havill (1) vs. Colin Hemming (1) unfinished
Alan Clark (1½) beat Jeff Farrington (3) +17
Nick Archer (2) beat Graham Bond (5) +16
Semi-final
Tue 18 Sep
Chester Edgbaston

WON 6-1

(Net index points: +12)
Gary Bennett (0) &
Alan Clark (1)
beat Mark Lloyd (0) &
Jerry Guest (2)
+14
Brian Havill (1) beat David Guyton (5) +22
Geoff Johnson (2) beat David Boyd (5) +10T
Gary Bennett (0) beat Mark Lloyd (0) +13
Alan Clark (1) lost to Jerry Guest (2) -5
Brian Havill (1) beat David Boyd (5) +14
Geoff Johnson (2) beat David Guyton (5) +14
Final
Sat 6 Oct
High Wycombe Surbiton

LOST 0-4

(Net index points: -30)
Gary Bennett (0) &
Brian Havill (1)
lost to Raouf Allim (0) &
David Warhurst (0)
-5
Geoff Johnson (2) lost to Stephen Wright (1) -19
Nick Archer (2) lost to Keith Pound (4) -8
Gary Bennett (0) vs. Raouf Allim (0) unfinished
Brian Havill (1) vs. David Warhurst (0) unfinished
Geoff Johnson (2) vs. Keith Pound (4) unfinished
Nick Archer (2) lost to Stephen Wright (1) -6

Statistics (Watford players)
 
Name Singles
W-L
Doubles
W-L
Total
W-L
Gary Bennett3.5-0.53-16.5-1.5
Brian Havill5-11-16-2
Alan Clark3-12-05-1
Geoff Johnson2.5-1.50-02.5-1.5
Nick Archer3-30-03-3

Totals
17-73-120-8


The full knock-out table for this year's results and an archive of the results back to 1989 for all clubs are maintained by the Croquet Association.

See also: