With free time in abundance during the lockdown, Alan Slade was charged with clearing out old files at home, and came across this report from the Surrey Mirror. The picture is of Alan himself, with Becky Cosier.
The text reads (with scores reformatted for easy reading!):
REIGATE Priory Croquet Club’s annual finals weekend did not enjoy ideal weather but the competition was as fierce as ever. Results of the various competitions were as follows:
Rosamund Trophy (novice)
Ron Farr beat Alan Slade +7
Frances Payne Cup (high handicap)
Alan Slade beat Becky Cosier +10
John Taylor beat John Criddle +5
Creed Memorial Cup
John Taylor beat Frank Burch +12
Alan Grant Candlesticks (doubles)
John Knight/David Connah beat Jamie Burch/John Prior +22
Vulliamy Salver (advanced play)
Jamie Burch beat John Taylor +9
The club are taking part in the local festival of sport on Sunday July 14 and, as a follow up, will hold an open day the following Saturday (July 20). The aim is to enable people whose interest may have been aroused at the festival to have a try at the game on the club’s lawn or just come along and find out more about croquet.