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CROQUET: Bury club marks 25th anniversary
UP to 40 members celebrated Bury Croquet Club’s 25th birthday at Coronation Park at the weekend.
Chairman Paul Kenworthy opened the day’s festivities by offering Pimms to everyone, before croquet party games got under way.
A 25th birthday cake baked by club member Pat Carter, including iced photographs of some the club’s most memorable events, was cut by president David Barrett.
Bury CC has been at Coronation Park since 1997, but was previously based at the tennis courts at Bury Sports Club and then at Market Street athletics track.
In 1989, membership was a meagre six compared to the 70 or so currently using the club.
More than £100,000 has been raised by the members over the years to maintain and improve the facilities. Bury lifted their first national trophy in 1993, and, according to officials, the standard of players at the club is at an all-time high.
Paul Rigge and Matt Holmes narrowly missed qualifying for the recent world championships in London and Andy Brandwood has recently received his CA silver award.
Barbara and Geoff Young returned from the midweek tournament in Nottingham ready for the festivities holding the handicap doubles cup.
In the league, recent results were not quite up to the mark. The Midweek team lost 4-3 to Bowdon. Bury Norths lost in golf to Chester at home, 11-7.
On the tournament circuit, Margaret Anderton from Bury won the Heaton Park handicap tournament and Rigge finished runner-up in the Crake Rock Clock Advanced Weekend.
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