Fun in the field for croquet-ers

TWO OF the oldest croquet clubs in Queensland celebrated the state's 150th birthday on the weekend, with the Bundaberg Croquet Club holding its celebration on Saturday and Maryborough's Point Lookout Club following up with its own celebration on Sunday.

The players kicked off what was a cheerfully social event in Bundaberg on Saturday, with more than 30 people from Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg taking part.

Sixteen people came along to take part in Point Lookout's celebration on Sunday.

Town Crier Ken Ashford was there to get the event started and fired the cannon to signal the start of the first round.

“It went very well,” organiser Lesley Kavanagh said.

Sam Lee and Des Ferguson from the Point Lookout Club were the overall winners.

In second place were Gloria Endres from Hervey Bay and Daphne Slade from the Point Lookout club.

In third place were Ruth White and Kevin Pitcher from Hervey Bay.

“There was one lady (Dorothy Whelan) who came in period dress to play,” Ms Kavanagh said.

The day was fun but exhausting, Ms Kavanagh said.

“I'm still getting over it,” she said.

The weather held up well for all the competitors.

“It was perfect - beautiful weather.”



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