Kalimna Park Croquet Club celebrates a successful year

THE Kalimna Park Croquet Club has celebrated the year that was 2017 with an end of year event just before Christmas. 

PRECISION: Kaye Blake enjoys a game of croquet at Kalimna Park Croquet Club's Christmas event in December. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

PRECISION: Kaye Blake enjoys a game of croquet at Kalimna Park Croquet Club's Christmas event in December. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Players gathered for a few games of croquet and a social lunch to reflect on a successful year.

Club member Margaret Russell said it was great to have one last game of 2017 before turning their attention to the new year.

“It was fantastic,” she said. “We played Aussie Croquet and had a great lunch. There was a lot of fun and fellowship together.”

The club enjoyed a positive year in 2017 and saw their numbers remain the same.

“We had an excellent year and we have about 30 members,” Russell said.

Russell encouraged players young and old to give croquet a go this year.

“Some people think it’s an old person’s game but that’s not always the case,” she said. 

The club will continue to play on Thursdays and Saturdays in 2018. 

Meanwhile, players at Alexandra Ararat Croquet Club made the most of the fine weather to finish 2017 on a high.

A small group of regular players were met with pleasant conditions on Saturday, as they played their last games for 2017.

It has been a big year for the club with two new members at the helm after Carmel Biggs and Margaret Bell stepped down from their executive positions to give others a chance to lead the way.

There were many laughs shared during the games with players showing lots of skill, as they made some tough shots across the lawn during the day’s action.