The Longman Cup is a national inter-club croquet tournament that is run each year in England and Wales. Club teams comprise 4 players who must each have handicaps between 3.5 and 20, and with their aggregate handicap being at least 24. It is a knock-out competition within each region, played with handicaps, with the regional winners progressing to the national semi-finals and final at the end of the season.
Fixtures contact: Simon Hathrell
Last year we did not participate because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Watford did quite well in this event a few years ago, though with several players gaining lower handicaps and becoming ineligible for the Longman Cup our success has migrated more recently towards the Mary Rose instead, and we have lost in the first round of the Longman Cup for the last 3 years. We were national Longman Cup champions in 2001, national finalists in 2003, 2012 and 2015, and regional finalists in 2004 and 2005.
Longman Cup match results by year:
|Date||Opponents||Venue||Results (Watford names first)|
Wed 2 Jun
WON 5-2(Net index points: +20)
Handicap change: Jonathan Lambton 4½ to 4
Tue 6 Jul
LOST 3-4(Net index points: -20)
Handicap change: Robin Barry 9 to 10
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.