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Nelson Hosted National Croquet

Visiting croquet players who contested the national tournament in Nelson must have found our reputation of sunny weather true. During the several days the tournament was played, the sun shone brightly. Contrary to popular belief, croquet is not just a game for the old. There were many young players in the tournament and most of the major titles were won by the younger brigade.


Two umpires relax between games. Mrs Aida Mill ward and Mrs Jessie Williams


Roger Murfitt, 18, of Christchurch, has been playing the sport for three years and reckons it "really gets you"


Among the men who competed were, back, Gordon Rowling (Nelson), Geof Wilson (Old). Bill Penman (Chch), Bill McNaught (Wanganui), Theo Wadsworth (Auck), Roger Murfitt (Chch), Dennis Bulloch (Otago), Arthur Bruning (Chch), Charlie Pomeroy (Chch), Eric Watt (Napier) and, front, Syd Stevens (Nelson), Richard Clarke (Gisborne), Les Middlemiss (Pukekohe), and Monty Porter (Oamaru)