Shepparton croquet players make history

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A FIRST TIME WIN… From left, Shepparton Croquet Club members, Carol Vallance, Ian Grose, Margaret Gleeson and John Young came away victorious at the 2018 Golf Croquet Pennant Final, which is the first time the club has had a team in the finals. Photo: Supplied.
A FIRST TIME WIN… From left, Shepparton Croquet Club members, Carol Vallance, Ian Grose, Margaret Gleeson and John Young came away victorious at the 2018 Golf Croquet Pennant Final, which is the first time the club has had a team in the finals. Photo: Supplied.
A FIRST TIME WIN… From left, Shepparton Croquet Club members, Carol Vallance, Ian Grose, Margaret Gleeson and John Young came away victorious at the 2018 Golf Croquet Pennant Final, which is the first time the club has had a team in the finals. Photo: Supplied.
A FIRST TIME WIN… From left, Shepparton Croquet Club members, Carol Vallance, Ian Grose, Margaret Gleeson and John Young came away victorious at the 2018 Golf Croquet Pennant Final, which is the first time the club has had a team in the finals. Photo: Supplied.

THE Shepparton Croquet Club has recently made history for the club by winning the 2018 Golf Croquet Pennant Final for the first time in the club’s history, taking out the game by just one hoop.

The Shepparton team went up against the Deni Diamonds at Rich River, with the match starting early due to expected high temperatures later in the day.

Players from other districts also attempted to take out the top spot, coming from as far as Euroa, Kyabram, Numurkah, Rich River, Yarrawonga, Echuca-Moama, Deniliquin.

After the first round of singles, the scores were two games each, with Deni 23 hoops to Shepparton 21.

After the second round of singles scores were four games each, with Deni 42 hoops to Shepp 44.

The four doubles games ended in two games each.

After the third doubles ended Shepparton was one game down and hoops were level. When the last game got to six hoops each, all eyes were on Jill Tainsh of Deni who was playing a jump shot at the 13th, but was unsuccessful.

The final scores ended with Shepparton, six games 66 hoops and Deni, six games 65 hoops.