AC Association Croquet

National 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

Longman Cup runners-up in 2015

Last year we lost heavily to Nottingham in the first round.

Watford has done quite well in this event in the past, 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. We were national Longman Cup champions in 2001, national finalists in 2003, 2012 and 2015, and regional finalists in 2004 and 2005.

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Longman Cup match results by year:

All games: H 26pt Handicap
Date Opponents Venue Results (Watford names first)
Round 1
Sat 18 May
Hurlingham Home

LOST 3-4

(Net index points: -20)
Arthur Reed (3½) &
John Bee (10)
beat Jane O'Neill (6) &
Henry Bagwell (10)
David Robinson (9) lost to Richard Andrews (5) -13T
Adam Huby (9) lost to Peter Brown (6) -2T
Arthur Reed (3½) beat Richard Andrews (5) +14
David Robinson (9) lost to Peter Brown (6) -17
Adam Huby (9) lost to Jane O'Neill (6) -11T
John Bee (10) beat Henry Bagwell (10) +2T

Handicap change: David Robinson 9 to 10

Statistics (Watford players)
Name Singles
Arthur Reed1-01-02-0
John Bee1-01-02-0
David Robinson0-20-00-2
Adam Huby0-20-00-2

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 Croquet England.

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