More Croquet from Mount Barker! (Part III)

There are few more satisfying moments in croquet than being able to hit your opponent’s ball off the court just when he or she is set-up plumb in front,  about to run the hoop. Deeply frustrating however for your opponent when their good play is thus negated. 
At times croquet can take on the characteristics of near war-time confrontation. But it is just a game, and players find plenty to smile about both on and off the court.

Lorraine and Wendy again. Winners are grinners!

Lorraine and Wendy again. Winners are grinners!

What did John Selby say at morning-tea to have the girls rolling in laughter?

What did John Selby say at morning-tea to have the girls rolling in laughter?

Peggy can scarcely contain her mirth.

Peggy can scarcely contain her mirth.

 

 

I’d be smiling too if I had a girl on each side!

Wendy Thiele with Eric and Mavis Klenke

Wendy Thiele with Eric and Mavis Klenke

A happy trio: Colleen, John and Patricia Hill.

A happy trio: Colleen, John and Patricia Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the lady charmers in the club.

 

 

The weaker sex

 

 

 

 

 

 

A dictum for accuracy in play is keep your head down, and watch the ball. Don’t look at where you think it will go. Here Coach John Selby shows how you should do it, and other players studiously follow the advice.

Wendy Thiele

Wendy Thiele

 

Head down. Bum up. Stay still when you swing.

Head down. Bum up. Stay still when you swing

Patricia Hill

Patricia Hill

Meredith Walters

Meredith Walters

Bill Kidd shows his style

Bill Kidd shows his style

 

 

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