6th Women's World Golf Croquet Championships hosted by Croquet Hawke's Bay 2-9 February 2019
All the Players and some of the Organising Committee, Managers & Tournament Director


This photo was taken by Willy Ransfield of Design Studio who made the scoreboards. He framed it and donated it with the instructions that it be auctioned at the Presentation Dinner with the proceeds to go to Cranford Hospice. The winning bid was from the Heretaunga Croquet Club for $750.

NZ Players and Officials - 6th Women's World Golf Croquet Championships hosted by Croquet Hawke's Bay 2-9 February 2019.

Left to right: Jenny Clarke (Canterbury) Ashley Cooke (Bay of Plenty) Helen Reeves (Hawkes Bay) John Christie (Tournament Director Thames Valley) Sue Truman (Waikato King Country) Ann Sharp (Otago) Phyllis Young (Thames Valley) Moya Lewis (Taranaki) Eleanor Ross (Nelson) Pat Anderton (Counties Manukau) Marion Taylor (Auckland) Sally Cole (Auckland) Dallas Cooke (Bay of Plenty) Sonya Sedgwick (Hawkes Bay) Geoff Young (Manager Thames Valley)
Sue Roberts (Bay of Plenty) Annie Henry (Nelson)

Allan Anderson

Allan Anderson

 

Started playing croquet at Barry Memorial Croquet Club  in 1966 whilst at High School in Gisborne.

 

Attended first croquet tournament in Wellington in 1967 at the age of 17, winning six events.

 

Shortly after I introduced my father Cliff to croquet.  He subsequently became captain of the 1974 McRoberson Shield team and a winner of both the NZ Open Singles and Doubles titles.

 

Moved to University in Palmerston North became President of the Takaro Club and re-established it from a membership of 5 to over 60 in addition to developing two of the finest croquet lawns in NZ.  One of proudest moments was hosting one of the McRobertson Shield test match at Takaro early in 1980.

 

Selected as a member of the McRobertson Shield team to tour the UK in 1974.

 

Runner-up to Nigel Aspinal in the open Championship held at Hurlingham at the end of the 1974 tour.

 

 

 

Selected as a member of the McRobertson Shield winning team 1979 in New Zealand

 

Undefeated doubles combination with John Prince during the series

 

 

 

Winner NZ Doubles

1974               With Cliff  Anderson

1977-78         With John Prince

 

Winner NZ Mens

1975

 

 

Member of NZ Croquet Council

1975-78

Editor NZ Croquet Gazette

1975-78