Roger Bowman is organising two speed croquet tournaments this season on May 25th and August 31st. For details see the Club Tournaments page
Jon Palin is organising a Charity One-Ball competition with the heats on Sunday afternoon April 28th. Contact Jon Palin for details and to take part. Jon's report on the event, won by Roger Bowman, is on the Club Competitions page. Heather's report on the Final at Surbiton is also on that page.
Having entered the CA's Longman Cup for the first time for several years the team triumphed in Round 1, beating East Dorset (Poole) at Guildford 6 - 1. For details of the Longman Cup and a report on the match see the Inter-Club Matches page.
Having qualified for the CA's Secretary's Shield by winning last year's East Anglian play-off the team also triumphed in Round 1 of this tournament, beating York 5 - 2 at Nottingham. For a report on the match see the Inter-Club Matches page.
The team (Heather, Stephen, Roger and Stuart) played the first match in the Herts-Beds League against Watford on 5th June. The result was a draw 3 - 3. A report of the match is on the Inter Club Matches page.
The team (Heather, Stephen, Roger and Geoff) played the second match in the Herts-Beds League against Northampton on June 20th. The result was a win for St Albans 4 - 2, A report is on the Inter Club Matches page
The team (Chris, Heather, Stephen and Roger) played the third match in the Herts-Beds League against Letchworth on June 26th. The result was a win for St Albans 5 - 1. A report is on the Inter Club Matches page.
In Round 2 of the Longman Cup the team (Chris, Heather, Stephen, Stuart) beat Bath 7 - 0. A report by Stephen Mills is on the Inter Club Matches page.
In Round 2 of the Secretary's Shield the team (Heather, Stephen, Geoff, Stuart) beat Sheffield 5 - 2. This puts them into the semi-final. A report on the match by Stephen Mills is on the Inter club Matches page.
24th July The full lawn is now set up and the draws for the club competitions are now on the Club Tournaments page. Please try and complete these matches by early September.
24th August Round 5 of the Herts-Beds League. The team, Jon, Heather and Stuart beat Meldreth away thereby winning the Herts-Beds League for the second successive year. Congratulations to all who have played in the League this year,especially because all matches had to be played away because of the state of our lawn: Chris, Heather, Stephen, Geoff, Roger, Stuart, Jon and Andrew. This qualifies the Club to take part in the East Anglian play-off at Newport on September 21st
28th August In Round 3 of the Longman Cup the Team, Chris, Stephen, Roger and Stuart beat Guildford 7 - 0 at Wrest Park. This result puts St Albans into the finals weekend on 5/6 October at Surbiton, the semi-finals being played on the Saturday and the final and third place play-off on the Sunday. The team then will be Heather, Stephen, Stuart and one other.
8th September Secretary's Shield match against Kington Langley the team, Jon, Stephen, Stuart and Geoff beat Kington Langley 4 - 3, thereby reaching the final of the Secretary's Shield
21st September St Albans (Heather, Stephen, Stuart and Geoff) win the East Anglian Play-off at Newport for the Chairman's Cup. For a report and photograph see the Inter-club Matches page
22nd September Finals Day Undeterred by the rain Chris and Stuart contested the final of the Verulam Cup in the morning, won by Chris and the afternoon final of the Mahoney Shield ended in a win for Stuart. After presentation of the trophies (the Beds / Herts Shield and the EACF Chairman's Cup were also on show) competitors and spectators joined in a game of Pirates (rules too complicated to explain here but very good fun).
The Herts / Beds Shield and the East Anglian Chairman' Cup Chris Frost with the Verulam Cup
Stephen Mills with the Kitson Cup Stuart Stafford with the Mahoney Shield
Winners and Spectators
5th October St Albans lost the semi-final of the Longman Cup at Surbiton to Sussex 2 - 5 for details see the Inter-Club Matches page
19th October St Albans (Chris Frost, Heather Bennett, Stephen Mills, Stuart Stafford) win the Secretary's Shield.
For a report on the match and a photo see the Inter-Club Matches page.