F.C. (CLAUDE) BRYAN.
Claude Bryan played his croquet in Lower Hutt where he and his wife Peg were members at Waimarie. He was selected for the 1940 MacRobertson team but due to the outbreak of war the series were cancelled, however did play in the 1950/51 winning MacRobertson team with a personal record of having played four and won four matches. Peg Bryan was NZ Referee and Wellington Association Referee for many years, she was also the Referee for the tests and highly regarded by both teams.
Claude won the NZ Open in 1957, the Men’s Championship in 1940, 1941 and 1945.
He won the NZ Doubles twice, with Rene Watkins in 1947 and with Mrs. L. Wood in 1950.