CROQUET: AFTER qualifying on her local lawns, Kenilworth’s Pauline Harvey won the West Midlands heat of the Golf Croquet National Handicap Tournament in Nottingham.
Harvey won all her games in the group stage with comparative ease before coming under pressure in the semi-final, where she succeeded by seven hoops to six.
In the final, she faced the well fancied Martin Wroughton of Ashby.
Despite the tough opposition, Harvey was on top throughout and won the title 7-3.
A Kenilworth club spokesman said: “This is the second year Pauline has made the final and we hope that the long trip to Ramsgate will give her an even better result than last year’s sixth place at Ryde.”
Elsewhere Crackley Lane also hosted the Association Croquet Advanced tournament, an event reduced to four players following two late withdrawals.
Kenilworth’s Adrian Morris was on two wins along with Ian Slater of Edgbaston but their game was a dour hard fought battle with mistakes on both sides.
Slater started well but a late recovery by Morris proved too little too late as Slater won the tournament 19-16. Mike Hills from Northampton was third.