While I was relaxing in England in the summer of 2012 I received an email from Jenny Clarke, World Number 1 Association Croquet champion. Whether the numbers were down or whether she hadn’t seen me play, I’ll never know. But the email strongly encouraged me to apply for a wild card to enter the 1st Women’s Association Croquet World Championships that were to be held in Melbourne in October 2012. She said I wouldn’t stand any chance of winning, but the experience would be memorable. Continue reading
It’s always a huge pleasure to visit Nottingham each year, not just because the tournament is really good and the players lovely but also because it’s so good to catch up with Roy and Elissa who put me up so kindly. As before, Elissa very kindly lent me her lovely car.
It takes quite a long time to get down to Budleigh Salterton, travelling from Waterloo to Exeter, changing and taking a smaller train to Exmouth. Continue reading