MOOROOPNA croquet team of Helen Wrest, Joan Edwards, Betty Brereton and Margaret Sellwood teamed up against the Euroa team of Ellen Reed, Joy Hawke, Maree Howie and June Lewis to contest the prestigious croquet Sheep Dip Cup played at Mooroopna recently.
A friendly rivalry match between the two clubs has taken place over many years, but on the day Mooroopna had a win, taking out seven games 52 hoops to Euroa’s one game 40 hoops.
Mooroopna Croquet Club Secretary, Helen Wrest said, “The cup itself is an impressive silver one, a remnant of the times when such things were still awarded by sponsors at agricultural shows.
“It was originally presented on behalf of an agricultural chemicals supplier to Euroa farmers, the late Max Brook and his wife Irene, still a keen croquet player, at a sheep show.
“When Max and Irene organised the annual competition with their friends at Mooroopna years ago, they donated the cup as a humorous perpetual prize.
“It had been retained by Euroa for three years but returned to Mooroopna in 2014.
“Despite the final scores, the games were very closely contested.
“Everyone enjoyed the fine day, competitive entertainment and of course, a good chinwag over afternoon tea.”