Robin Coates and Charistine Searle did it the hard way by having to come from behind to win our season-long 7+ Doubles competition today.
Hardy opponents Michael Christmas and Jim Walter took the firts game 5 - 7 and nearly wrapped up the contest save for a last hoop reverse in the second 7 - 6. After that Coates and Searle evidently found another gear and ran away with the deciding game 7 - 2. Congratulations Robin & Christine.
3 October 2017 - Sad News - Dennis Stoker
It is with sadness that I have to inform you that our long standing member Dennis Stoker passed away recently at a nursing home where he had resided for the last 18 months or so.
Dennis was a gentle man with a quite nature and was a good supporter of croquet where he was a regular at 'all comers' for many years alongside Sheila. He also participated in many a Drawn
Partners tournament over the years and several other Doubles events. Dennis was also a member of three other 'sections' of the Phyllis Court Club, where his passing will be equally mourned.
To Sheila, we send our heartfelt condolences.
Dennis' funeral has been arranged on Wednesday 11 October at 1345 at Reading Crematorium, and afterwards at the Phyllis Court Thames Room.
8 Oct 2017 - Iyer and Earnshaw win the closest of all 7+ Doubles titles
Just one from a total of 39 separated the winners fro the runners-up in this season's 7+ Doubles final which could not have been closer.
All three games finished 7 - 6 but crucially Raghu Iyer & Dilys Earnshaw scored the very last point to win the contest by two games to one against Delia Norris & Dianne Browne.
One has to feel for Norris & Browne because a best of three match could not mathematically be closer than this but - Congratulations Raghu & Dilys
11 Oct 2017 - Obituary for Helen Walker
Today we received a touching obituary for Helen Walker, written by her long term croquet friends Margaret Cotterell and Brian Bucknall (former and current PCC Croquet members respectivly).
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16 Oct 2017 - Helana Fensome wins at Hamptworth
Helena Fensome was on good form at the Hamptworth Club, near Salisbury, this past weekend where, after a poor start she recovered well to win the Saturday tournament and finish fourth in Sunday event.
There was a minus player to contend with in each day for Helena and husband Mike, both took part in the senior half of this two-classed tournament.
17 Oct 2017 - Richard Peperell wins our AC handicap block competition
The last of the AC internal competition matches are being played this week and Richard Peperell's earlier victories won him a titel without him hitting a ball today!
Raghu Iyer beat Chris Roberts and Fanecs Colman today to tie with Peperell on two wins, but the latter got AC Handicap title on the who beat whom rule.
17 Oct 2017 - Phyllis Court players find sun and action abroad
There was no hint of winter play yet for Peter Haydon, who is just back from competing in the Algarve at the Portugese GC Open Championship, where he recorded a creditable fourth placed finish last week.
And similarly taking in the sun, Frances Colman and Raghu & Joanne Iyer saw action in the annual Greek AC Handicap Championship on Corfu in the last month.