Bruce Blay is the Benalla Croquet Club’s champion for September after defeating Malcolm Nelson in a tight contest.
The club has been busy taking part in a number of activities during the past two months.
Club player Gordon Bluck visited the club on its come and try day last year and following his foray into croquet on that day, returned to continue playing with the club.
Bluck became the club’s August champion.
A quiet achiever, he was a popular winner of the monthly competition.
A stall was set up at last month’s Benalla Market to publicise the upcoming come and try day on tomorrow.
The interest shown by the community at the market was heartening, as it gave the club an opportunity to explain to people what the game of croquet is all about and that it is for all members of the community.
The come and try day is at the lawn tennis courts, Ackerly Ave, Benalla, starting at 9am.
Following the opportunity to learn and participate in a game of croquet, a morning tea will be available.
The club looks forward to welcoming people who are interested in learning more about croquet.
A number of players have been participating in social days at other clubs such as Wodonga, Numurkah, Shepparton and Rich River.
Entries are open for the Benalla Festival golf croquet social day on November 9 and from the response of entries so far, this is going to be an exciting event.
●If you have an interest in croquet, or just wish to watch the game being played, Benalla Croquet Club plays each Tuesday and Thursday at 9am for a 9.30am start. For more information, phone club captain, Christine Blay on 57627103.