Sat 22 July Barbecue Croquet. Intermittent cooling showers notwithstanding, a fine time had by all with Golf in the morning followed by the barbie - dodging in and out as the rain came down. A good turnout of 16 sharing food and drink and occasionally damp banter.
The winner....looking purposeful .
Peggy's Plant. Our opening tournament of the season. Singles Golf, fiercely contested with handicap play for the first time.
In the end a walkover for Don with four straight wins thus prising the trophy from Ken (the holder for the past two years).
15 May 2017 EACF v Cambridge University. The students came for a warm up before the Varsity match in June. A splendid time had by all with play
interspersed with suitable refreshment (topped off by Kathleen's scones and cream).
1 April 2017
. A new season opens, in slightly chilly fashion, with a friendly buffet in the clubhouse after setting out the lawns. The new Ransome is
proving an excellent investment.
n1 October 2016 Laying up do
After another lovely season with lots of new members...and a new mower, the presentation of trophies.
Don receives the Stow Pan (Ken in the background) and Ken is presented with Peggy's Plant.
1 July 2016
Lions v Rotary evening. Twenty or so came along for a friendly evening's banter and rivalry, pausing beneath the cedar to dodge a shower, with the Rotarians runaway winners.
25 June 2016
Good use made of a sunny morning before the heavens opened in the afternoon. (What a wet summer we are having). Despite his doubts about entering Don was a worthy winner, proving that life begins at 80.
18 June 2016
Five intrepid competitors on a chilly but dry morning in this singles Golf tournament. David a close runner up to Ken who retained the trophy and will receive the eponymous plant.
4 June 2016
Match v Norwich.
A close tussle with the final game ending in a draw which gave Norwich a 4-3 win. Enjoyed by all.
2 April 2016
The season opens with a brisk knock and a tasty lunch in the sun.
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Saturday 3 October Laying up do
What a lovely day to conclude an excellent season. Some fun games of Barbecue croquet and Pirates followed by a splendid buffet in the afternoon sunshine.
Sunday 27 September. Egyptian
Ken, Steve and Jonathan made a day of it in the Indian Summer sunshine with a lunch break in the pub. With no winning score higher than +3 some excellent tussles down to the last minute, each game going to time. Jonathan retained the trophy.
Saturday 26 September Match v Norwich
Some close games with Norwich finishing 3-1 ahead.
Sunday 6 September. Hipgrave Shield
Colin, Judy and Tony had some very close games with the latter, playing in his first tournament, the eventual winner.
Saturday 5 September Match v Peterborough
Valiant effort by the team but we lost 4-0. Ah well...it's the taking part...
It has been a lovely summer but occasionally the weather breaks...Colin and Dawn take cover.
Sunday 23 August Match v Hunstanton
This was the fourth of our Association league matches this season and the first at home. The previous three saw the same 1-3 result away to Peterborough, Norwich and Hunstanton. We managed to break the sequence with an exciting 2-2 draw. Play was interrupted by a torrential downpour in the afternoon when we sensibly adjourned for tea, warming up and drying off in the clubhouse with a welcome cup.
Wednesday 19 August West Norfolk Male Carers' Group
Half a dozen chaps had a break from their domestic caring duties to spend an afternoon playing croquet. General verdict was that it was good fun.
Sunday 16 August Champagne
A close, well fought match between Steve and Jonathan, observed by Judy (who provided very pleasant refreshment breaks) with Jonathan finally taking it by a narrow margin. Perfect weather for a glass or two of Prosecco interspersed with croquet.
Sunday 9 August. Friendly with Histon
An enjoyable blend of six versions of the game (including Barbecue Croquet) mixing and matching with our visitors. Each game interspersed with the all important break for Pimms.
25 July 2015 Summer Barbecue
A splendid time had by all with a game of "Barbecue Croquet" specially devised for the occasion followed by an excellent meal.
22 July 2015
Watlington Wednesday Club paid their annual visit and enjoyed a competitive afternoon's play, dodging light showers.
Enjoying a glass of Pimms on a Club Night
Sunday 5 July. Barrett Pot
A very close contest between two family teams. Sisters in law Nan and Judy played Steve and daughter Scarlett (in her first match). A nail biting Golf Doubles finish decided on the 13th hoop with Steve and Scarlett the worthy winners.
Sunday 21 June. Peggy's Plant
Hotly fought singles Golf with two new members, Ken and Tony, taking part in their first tournament at Stow. Tony is new to the game but played valiantly. Don and Jonathan won some, lost some. Ken swept the board to take the trophy and will receive the eponymous plant at the laying up do.
Sunday 10 May Stow Pan
A lovely day for our opening tournament of the season. First round hotly contested between Don and Steve with the latter just clinching it by 2 on time. Steve was clearly warmed up for his game with Jonathan as he played some immaculate turns including an all round break and polished off his opponent in 37 minutes, thus retaining the trophy.
Some Springtime Visitors.
Sat 4 April 2015
A stalwart group gathered for an hour or so's play in distinctly chilly and damp conditions before retreating for something to eat. Ah well...it will get warmer.