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    WINNERS: Pictured from left, back, Valmai Hood, Donna Frost, Marj Wiedermann and Marj Ward; and front, Judy Baker, Glenn Price, Shirley Price and Jean Burke with their winning shield.

Wimmera wins annual croquet challenge

Wimmera Croquet Association broke a drought in the annual Wimmera Ballarat Challenge, claiming victory in a thriller at Horsham Croquet Club. 

The event involves two divisions and handicaps -6 to 6+ and 7 onwards.

Each division consists of four players from each region, playing four singles and two doubles games apiece.

This year’s challenge was a cliff-hanger, only decided by the last match.

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Wimmera won 21 games to Ballarat’s 19 games.

Wimmera Croquet Association publicity officer Betty Etherton congratulated the winning outfit. 

“It has been many years since our last victory,” she said.

“Thanks Ballarat Croquet Association members for making the effort to travel – everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day.

“Thanks to the Horsham Croquet Club for hosting the day, also special mention to Rae, Lyn and all referees. 

“We look forward to playing again next year in Ballarat.”

The entire April 28, 2021 edition of The Weekly Advertiser and AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!