Ray wins the Max Morris Trophy

Sun 9th August, Moira Manager and reporter: Richard

The Max Morris Trophy (GC handicap singles) is our longest-running club competition, having been contested every year since 1994, and not even a global pandemic could prevent it from taking place this year. We had eight players, the highest number since 2016, with six rounds of games against different opponents. What started out as an overcast morning soon gave way to a hot and sunny afternoon.

Everyone won at least two games, but the clear overall winner was Ray with 5 wins, including a 7-6 win over Rupert, having trailed 2-6 at one stage. Even more remarkably, Ray was competing in his first competitive croquet of the season, having only picked up his mallet ten days before, following an extended period of lockdown. Lesley finished as runner-up on 4 wins with a superior hoop difference to Richard.

1st Ray Mounfield (5 wins)
2nd Lesley Leitch (4 wins, +5)
3rd Richard Sanville (4 wins, -2)
4th Heather Hardy (3 wins)
2 wins: Julie Boulton, Mick Haytack, Martin Wroughton, Rupert Knapton