The Pavilion Team of Maldon Croquet Club played the final of the East Anglian Croquet Federation Handicap competition at Newport , West Essex against Enfield CC. Playing in mixed weather, the day ended with both teams having won 9 games each. After a tense huddle by the scorers, Maldon were declared winners by virtue of scoring more hoops than Enfield.
As Regional winners, Maldon will be playing in a National final next year against the rest of the U.K.
After the hard fought match, Club Captain Chris Joslin, who led the team of Jean Healey, Neil Grandy and Neil Clark, expressed his views on the day and season in general.
This had been the culmination of the competitive side of the Club’s activities this year. Maldon had never progressed so far in the competition before. He thanked the Pavilion squad of 9 players who had contributed to produce this great result.
The Club also has a further squad, of 8 players, the Lakeside team. They also had a successful season in the Area handicap competition, and will be vying to eclipse the Pavilion squad next year