Day 5 GC Interstate Shield

We were back playing at North Adelaide for the day against the host team South Australia. It was quite windy throughout the day which made things a little challenging with those playing on Court 4 having the best of the conditions.

Just before the start of play..

Just as we entered the courts, we all noticed a slight change in the set up of court 3. My initial thought was that they were predicting Brett was going to play on this court again but i suspect it was to stop any balls going onto the walkway. This whole week, we have all been mindful of player and spectator safety.

McHardy’s Wall?

There were no easy games but we eventually finished the day winning the test. The star of the show was Robyn who won all of her singles games as well as playing brilliantly in our doubles game. A highlight was her winning shot on hoop 13 where she jumped over all three balls.

Full results can be found on Croquetscores

At the end of the days play, we finished a few net matches short of overall victory but we were pleased as punch to have finished 2nd in what was such a tough competition. Congratulations to NSW who had an awesome last day.

WA has plenty of work ahead of us as we are due to host the event in 2023. South Australia is to congratulated on the outstanding job they have done this year. The countless hours of hard work by the organisers, the host clubs and their members has been greatly appreciated and helped make this event one to remember.

A special mention to Joan, Maggie and Dianne who came out and supported us each day and to John, for standing out in the rain and cold officiating.

Finally, many thanks to my team mates: Chris, Marty, Alan, Brett, Janine, Robyn, Joyce, Judith and Jennifer. It has been a fantastic 5 days and the wait was worth it.

The WA team proudly led by Janine and Chris receiving their Silver Medals
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