Eynsham’s Tony Newport wins CA’s ‘Grass Roots’

Tony Newport of Eynsham won the CA’s ‘Grass Roots’ competition. The CA’s website reports:

Sixteen finalists from no less than eleven clubs from all over the country competed for the Grass Roots trophy (at Northampton CC), a GC competition for high handicap players, (range 9 – 12). All the players had fought their way through club elimination rounds and regional finals to reach this National Final stage of the competition. On a day which saw almost perfect weather for croquet, with warm sunshine throughout, seven rounds of progressive doubles produced four leaders who then went on to a four player knock-out stage. Tony Newport beat David Widdeson from Bishop Monkton CC in the final by 7-2.