Hamptworth player becomes British Open Champion

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British Open Croquet champion

Aston Wade

18 year old club member, Aston Wade, has won The Croquet British Open, having previously been selected for the full England Croquet Team.

 

To give those unfamiliar with croquet some kind of context, on his way to the title, Aston beat a previous British, European and World Champion as well as other International players and the current England Captain, who also features high up in the World Rankings.  This is a great achievement at any age, but at 18 and for someone who has only been playing croquet for a few years, this is phenomenal.

The Club is also enjoying success in the National Inter Club Championship. After a thrilling match against Roehampton, Hamptworth will now face Ashby Croquet Club (from Leicestershire) in the semi finals. Unfortunately, another Hamptworth team narrowly lost out in the quarter final of The Secretary's Shield (another National Competition) to Church Stretton (from Shropshire).

The club's recruitment campaign has been such a success, that they are not currently able to accept new members.  There is, however, a waiting list so that you can be contacted as soon as there is a vacancy.

Further details can be found on the Club website at:  croquet-websites.org.uk/hamptworth/