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AC Association Croquet

Venue Colchester, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2009  
Manager Colin Hemming  
Format

Each county is represented by a team of four, and will play each of the other five counties over the two days. Three matches on Saturday starting at 9:30 am, two on Sunday starting at 10:00 am. Play is Advanced Doubles to a 3-hour time-limit, with double-banking for all matches. The winner is the team which wins the most matches, with the 'who beat whom' rule applying in the case of a tie. If a winner is still undecided then the winner is the team with the most games won within the time-limit.

Substitutes are allowed if someone is unable to play on both days.

Eligibility By birth, residence or membership of a club within the county, and
Handicap 0 or above. (In addition, Northampton players with handicap 0+ are eligible to play for Beds.)

If you are eligible and want to play, please contact the relevant team captain!
Anderson Shield
The Anderson Shield

Team captains

Herts:

Mark Homan (Watford)
Cambs: Jim Potter (Newport)
Essex: Colin Hemming (Colchester)
Norfolk: Terrey Sparks (Hunstanton)
Beds: Geoffrey Strutt (Wrest Park)
Suffolk: Celia Pearce (Ipswich)
Entry fees ?40 per team

Anderson Shield results
by year:

Facilities Players should bring their own lunch. Morning coffee and afternoon tea will be provided.
Previous winners Herts
Regulations PDF (PDF, 15kb)
Click on images for an enlargement

Hertfordshire lift the Anderson Shield again

Naff-Little Trophy
The Naff-Little Trophy
 

The 6th annual Anderson Shield was staged this year at Colchester with five competing counties. Unfortunately as Suffolk were unable to raise a team a slightly different formula was used and an extra handicap competition introduced so that no players were left sitting idle for any time.

The new re-worked schedule worked extremely well and resulted in a very close finish with Herts, Cambs and Norfolk all vying for the winning position. However, over the weekend the Hertfordshire team proved the most consistent and narrowly took away the trophy for the third consecutive year. This was celebrated by a fly-past from the ?Red Arrows?. Quite how they pulled that off one can only wonder.

Running alongside the main competition for those pairs not currently involved in the main event was a handicap tournament for the ?Naff?Little Trophy?, a recycled Belgian Indoors Trophy from the manager?s trophy cabinet. However, despite a valiant attempt to fob this off on some poor unsuspecting county, he must have forgot to mention this to his Essex team-mates who seemed to make it their mission that this was not going to leave its home. ?Nice try Colin?.

Another successful tournament and our thanks go to the Colchester Club for making their excellent facilities available, and particularly to the manager Colin Hemming for his inventive creative work in coming up with an alternative playing schedule at the last moment to save the day. Thanks also go to Jim Potter for agreeing to act as ROT.

Terrey Sparks
Anderson Shield results
Level Advanced doubles

result vs:

Herts Cambs Norfolk Essex Beds Matches
won
Games
won
Games
won
within
time
Position
Hertfordshire   1: -11
2: +5
Draw
1: +15
2: -15
Draw
1: +4T
2: +7
Win
1: -6
2: +15
Draw
1 5 4 1
Cambridgeshire 1: +11
2: -5
Draw
  1: -5T
2: -14
Loss
1: +5
2: +15
Win
1: +13
2: -21
Draw
1 4 4 2
Norfolk 1: -15
2: +15
Draw
1: +5T
2: +14
Win
  1: -10
2: -1T
Loss
1: +24
2: -5T
Draw
1 4 3 3
Essex 1: -4T
2: -7
Loss
1: -5
2: -15
Loss
1: +10
2: +1T
Win
  1: +15
2: -5T
Draw
1 3 2 4
Bedfordshire 1: +6
2: -15
Draw
1: -13
2: +21
Draw
1: -24
2: +5T
Draw
1: +15
2: -5T
Draw
  0 4 3 5
Naff-Little Trophy results
Handicap singles
result vs:  Essex2 Beds2 Cambs2 Herts2 Norfolk2 Games
won

Games
won
within
time

Position
Essex1 Beds1 Cambs1 Herts1 Norfolk1
Essex 1

2
    (i): -8
(ii): +18
    3 3 1
  (i): +20
(ii): +16
Bedfordshire 1

2
        (i): +7
(ii): +23
3 2 2
(i): -23
(ii): +6T
 
Cambridgeshire 1

2
  (i): +23
(ii): -6T
      2 2 3
(i): +8
(ii): -18
 
Hertfordshire 1

2
(i): -20
(ii): -16
        1 1 4=
  (i): -10
(ii): +23
Norfolk 1

2
      (i): +10
(ii): -23
  1 1 4=
(i): -7
(ii): -23
 

 

Teams

Herts:

Mark Homan, Terry Mahoney, Jeremy Scott, Ian Mantle
Cambs: Jim Potter, Chris van Essen, Arthur Flutter, Ken Wheeler, Bryan Saddington
Essex: Colin Hemming, David Haslam, Peter Kenward, Nick Steiner
Norfolk: Terrey Sparks, Jeff Race, Feargal Smith, Neil Chalmers
Beds: Bryan Harral, Ray Pearcy, Tim Brewer, Elaine Newman
Suffolk: did not participate

See also details of the national Inter-Counties Championship which take place at the same time as the Anderson Shield tournament.