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Earlier news


Vics win again on Day 2 of Eire Cup

It was cool and sunny in Hobart today, with a slight breeze - good weather for croquet and another good day for the Vics in the Eire Cup. 

Victoria were playing Queensland in their second Test, and they started the day with a clean sweep of the four doubles matches. Every member of the team had at least one singles win, and there were 11 peg-outs, including a triple peel by Greg Hill (pictured in thumbnail). The result was a convincing 16:4 win.

In the other Tests, SA beat WA (also 16:4) and NSW beat Tasmania 14:6. 



Vics make good start in Eire Cup

Victoria's Eire Cup campaign started on Wednesday 13 March with a decisive win over Tasmania, 18 matches to 2. Eleven peg-outs, including three in the doubles. Go Vics!

Victoria is top of the table for the day, followed by the other winners, NSW and SA. Both won 12 matches and lost 8; NSW finished with 122 net hoops and SA with 117.



Current news

News Date: 2024-03-15
Posted by: Kate Patrick
Posted on: 2024-03-15
News Type: Association

Narrow win to Victoria over SA

Victoria's third test match in the Eire Cup was against the undefeated SA side. It was almost a nail-biter.

Victoria got off to a good start, with convincing wins in three of the four doubles matches, and total hoops of 87:46 after the doubles round. Both singles rounds were evenly split, with the Vics and SA each winning four matches in each round.

On hoops, though, Victoria had edged ahead, so that by the last game of the day they were 46 hoops ahead and unbeatable. And Elaine Coverdale won that last game, against Shirlene McBride, resulting in a Test win to Victoria of 11 games to 9. 

In the other Tests, Tasmania had their first win of the Cup, beating WA 11:9. And NSW continued their success with a third Test win, beating Queensland 12:8.  


Lois Kirk; Tricia Devlin. Pics Naomi Patullo

After three Tests, Victoria and NSW are the only undefeated teams. Victoria is top of the table with 45 wins and 521 net hoops. NSW has 38 wins and 343 net hoops.

Victoria is yet to play WA and NSW. 

Full results are available on Croquetscores.

And finally, a player to follow: Addison Matthews from Queensland, this year's Under 21 Australian GC champion, has won three of the six matches he's played so far - two singles and a doubles. 



Later news


Begonia Association tournament

The Ballarat and District Croquet Association held the Begonia Association tournament at Ballarat Alexandra Croquet Club.

Section 3

Winner Elaine Leviston (Ballarat Alexandra) Runner Up Bruce Shaw (Quarry Hill) on a count back from David Pryor (Kew) 






Begonia Association Croquet Tournament

The Ballarat and District Croquet Association began the Begonia Association Croquet Tournament at Ballarat Alexandra Croquet Club on 12-13 March 2024.

Section 1 Winner Kevin Beard (Brunswick) on a count back from Runner Up Paul Ryan (Quarry Hill)

Section 2 Winner Chris Eiffert (Quarry Hill) on a countback from Runner Up Lisa Crabbe (Colac)