The Wessex Shield 2017
The Wessex Shield is an Association Croquet tournament that takes place over 2 days in May at our Club in Winchester and also at our near neighbours, Littleton Croquet Club.
The tournament is intended to be friendly and enjoyable: this year’s event certainly achieved that in spite of thunder, lightning, rain and hail!
The fifteen competitors played six rounds of croquet over two days, involving play at both Clubs. Some very tight and nail-biting matches resulted with eventually a three-way tie on the number of wins. But Alan Jones (East Dorset CC, Poole) just managed to pip Ian Harrison (Basingstoke and Winchester CCs) to the winning post by virtue of having scored 95 hoops to Ian’s 90.
Nigel Hind and Jan Johnston present Alan Jones with the Wessex Shield and winner’s medal.