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)
Click on image to enlarge

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
Gary Bennett (1) beat Bob Thompson (2) +6
Alan Clark (1) beat Mike Bowser (2) +20
Brian Havill (1) beat John Filsak (2½) +13
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) X
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
Nick Archer (2) lost to Keith Pound (4) -8
Geoff Johnson (2) lost to Stephen Wright (1) -19
Gary Bennett (0) vs. Raouf Allim (0) X
Brian Havill (1) vs. David Warhurst (0) X
Nick Archer (2) lost to Stephen Wright (1) -6
Geoff Johnson (2) vs. Keith Pound (4) X

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
 
Totals17-73-120-8


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: