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22 August 2021 - Nowra Croquet Club
Margaret Sawers enjoys 15 years as Nowra club captain

Nowra Croquet club life member Margaret Sawers commenced Croquet in 2001, elected to president in 2002 and treasurer from 2003 to 2005. The year 2006, saw Margaret become captain of the club and has held held that position continually for the last 15 years moving from West street to the present location at Bomaderry.

During her time as club captain Margaret has become well known for the way tournaments for GC AC and Ricochet were conducted. Margaret prepared tournaments for State and local level. At the same time ensuring lawns were constantly tendered and in the best of condition.

Margaret also represented in various competitions throughout the state and interstate and was club delegate to CNSW

Another role undertaken by Margaret was the recruitment and teaching of new members with her caring and friendly manner and arranging visiting coaches for the club. As a result the Nowra Club is a very competitive croquet club.

A further role was that of refereeing, where Margaret would travel to other clubs holding events as a sort after referee.

Not only being the club captain, Margaret was always first to put her hand up to help in catering for the various events and visits that the Nowra club.

Although Margaret have moved away from the role of club captain, she remains an active committee member, where her skills will be not lost. A floral tribute was made to Margaret, on behalf of the club

Bob Williamson

21 June 2021 - Nowra Croquet Club
Doug Cornish of Nowra wins CNSW Divison 2 GC Singles At Jamberoo

Doug Cornish member of Nowra and relatively new to the game has continued on his winning way by backing up his CNSW Div.2 G.C. doubles win with Brian Mitchell at Nowra, with a finals win at the singles competition hosted by Jamberoo. The singles were competed today in fine weather after a bleak and wet winters weekend.

In the final match, Doug played Jill Sullivan of Sutherland winning two games to take the match.

At Nowra, Doug has also been playing AC and ricochet under the guidance of club captain Margaret Sawers.

Well done Doug and the croquet community will be looking forward to your progress

Bob Williamson

Photos courtesy of Margaret Sawers

Doug Cornish after being presented with his trophy by Rick Mils CNSW
Runner up Jill Sullivan of Sutherland
19 June 2021 - Nowra Croquet Club
Nowra Hosts CNSW G.C. Division 2 Doubles Event 17-18 June 2021

Under very cold windy but dry conditions, 24 members travelled from Toronto, Jamberoo, Sutherland, Mosman, Wollongong, Nelson Bay, Canberra and Nowra to contest the two day event. Whilst not playing, members caught up with old friends as well as making new ones.

To keep players at the ‘top of their game’ they were served hot soup and sandwiches for lunch and enjoyed continual morning and afternoon teas.

Play ended on Friday just before the heavy rain with Doug Cornish and Brian Mitchell (Nowra), being outright winners. Janelle Brown and Maureen Waters (Wollongong) were runners up.

For full scores please visit Croquet Scores.

Bob Williamson

Winners L-R Doug Cornish ,Brian Mitchell receive trophies from CNSW Board Member Rik Mills, watched by Captain Margaret Sawers
Runner up Janelle Brown
Runner up Maureen Waters
24 April 2021 - Nowra Croquet Club
Enjoying Seniors Week!

Nowra again had the pleasure of hosting Shoalhaven City Council sponsored, croquet morning. as part of the annual Seniors week activities Some twelve seniors ,some of whom were members of a local Probus Club and had played at Nowra on previous times.

Under perfect Autumn weather club members assisted the visitors to the skills of croquet with much fun and enjoyment for all concerned. A morning tea was also enjoyed by all.

Nowra looks forward to hosting next years event.

23 April 2021 - Nowra Croquet Club
Nowra Hosts G.C Autumn Carnival

Over the weekend, 24 players from Young, Sutherland , Coogee, Jamberoo, Chatswood, Sutherland , Maitland, Toronto, Wollongong and Orange contested doubles and singles events.

Opening day on Friday was enjoyed in splendid Autumn sunshine followed by three days of play, where competitors, renewed and made new friends whilst under present Covid-19 regulations'

The final day on Monday, saw winners of various blocks awarded.

For full results please visit Croquet Scores.

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