Croquet club members compete in annual competition

MEMBERS of Lym Valley Croquet Club took part in an annual competition in memory of their late president, Bill Simpson, on Monday, September 4.

Mr Simpson was one of the club’s founders when it was started in 1988 by a small group of Uplyme residents. It has been taking part in a number of inter-club competitions as well as regular club games since then.

The recent competition was a light-hearted social gathering with teams combining experienced players and new members in five one-hour matches played throughout the day.

The team of Ken Wilcox, Peter Briault and Marilyn Lewis won the day and were presented with the Bill Simpson Plate and partner trophies to mark their success.

At the end of the games the members enjoyed a celebratory afternoon tea provided by the chairman’s wife, Sue Cousins.

Croquet is one of the very few sports where male and female players compete on an equal basis at all levels of the game, and Lym Valley Croquet Club is pleased to have many ladies among its ranks.

Although the season ends when the clocks change, the club is always happy to welcome new members at any time and we are sure that they will enjoy playing this interesting game amongst the friendly atmosphere of this local club.

For more details, contact Richard Cousins on 01297 444166 or visit the club’s website at

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