Roger Prefers Fewer Balls


By - 17th May 2019

Roger Tedstone did Reigate Priory proud by getting to the final of the National 1 Ball Handicap Championship.

After laying the rest of the Reigate contenders to waste, he arrived at Surbiton Croquet Club half-hoping to be knocked out in the morning, so that he could get back in time to watch his beloved Wolves in their last game of the season.  However, he accidentally won his first 5 games and realised he was in for the long haul!

It’s worth mentioning that, as a 2 Handicap, Roger was regularly conceding handfuls of bisques, making him quite the underdog which he overcame through a combination of sensible decision making, a heap of patience, and solid play.

Whittled down from nearly 600 participants across the country, eventually Roger lost in the final to Cliff Hunter in front of a decent crowd of the other competitors.

There’s a report on the CA Website which gives more details, including how this competition raised thousands of pounds for The Alzheimer’s Society – well worth a read!

At least he didn’t miss any Wolves goals

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