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Paul Griffiths

Paul-Griffiths-Unilever-Colworth-Prize-2022-credit-Brenda-Griffithsccexpress.jpegOur congratulations to Sussex County member Professor Paul Griffiths who has been awarded an MBE in the King's Birthday Honours list for Services to Virology. Paul has had a long and distinguised career in virology research and in particular cytomegalovirus. He is the Patron of CMV Action, a charity dedicated to educating about the serious problems cytomegalovirus poses to unborn babies if a woman catches it during pregnancy.


 Another Sussex Success! - 16/06/2024 08:58

Sussex County wins Croquet SouthEast Ladies Day

AC_Ladies_Day_Winners-sml.jpgThe Sussex Couny team of Pam Gooders, Deborah Marcus and Kathy McColgan won this year's Ladies Day organised by Croquet SouthEast (the new name of the South East Croquet Federation). Congratulations to them.

Full report on the Croquet SouthEast website.


Record amount raised for British Heart Foundation 

This year's Charity One Ball competition across the country raised £9,382.16 for the British Heart Foundation, a remarkable achievement.

Gabrielle Higgins was our local heat winner and the Regional Final at Surbiton which was won by David Long of Blewberry Croquet Club. The national final at Nottingham was won by Peter Bell of Bristol Croquet Club.

Next autumn and spring there will be one ball sessions to prepare your skills for next year's charity competition.

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Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs Competition 2024

Forty club members entered the 2024 Diana Brothers Drawn Pairs and were divided into 5 blocks of 4 pairs with three blocks playing in the morning warmth and sunshine. The 2 afternoon blocks weren't so lucky as the wind got up and the temperature dropped.
The competition was played under the Advantage Play rules and the draw ensured that low handicappers were paired with higher handicappers. This resulted in nearly 75% of the games starting level or -1:0 and the remainder with a advantage of 2 hoops.
Congratulations to the winners of the groups: Linda Gavigan & Kathy McColgan; Pam Gooders & Diana Rolfe; Vincent L'Estrange & Pat Harden; Ian Johnson & Anne Stanton and Rachel Pointon & Mike Stanton.

Thanks to Vincent and Roger for managing the day, and Fiona for overall planning.

Full results

Block A AM BC&PG GO&RB CH&JC LG&KM Wins Position
Bob Clark & Peter Goldsmith 6 7 0 1 3
Gerald O'Brien & Roger Buxton 7 2 2 1 4
Clive Hayton & Jo Crosby 4 7 6 1 2
Linda Gavigan & Kathy McColgan 7 7 7 3 1
Block B AM TJ&SK DK&PM CA&RW PG&DR Wins Position
Tony Jolly & Sue Kilby 4 2 2 0 4
David King & Pat Mechen 7 7 6 2 2
Chris Ardley & Rosemary Wyld 7 5 6 1 3
Pam Gooders & Diana Rolfe 7 7 7 3 1
Block C AM DD&MK VL&H JM&PW LA&NS Wins Position
David Dickins & Marion King 7 5 3 1 4
Vincent L'Estrange & Pat Harden 6 7 7 2 1
Jim Mander & Peter Wyld 7 6 7 2 2
Les Ardley & Nira Scutt 7 2 6 1 3
Block A PM SA&JS IJ&AS FB&DL RP&RS Wins Position
Simon Ancell & Jenny Sutton 7 7 6 2 2
Ian Johnson & Anne Stanton 6 7 7 2 1
Fran Box & David Larkin 5 4 7 1 3
Richard Pointon & Richard Stewart 7 5 3 1 4
Block B PM RS&MK RP&MS TE&ST TW&AM Wins Position
Roger Sutton & Marion King 4 3 7 1 3
Rachel Pointon & Mike Stanton 7 7 7 3 1
Trish Ellis & Sandra Towner 7 5 7 2 2
Trevor Wright & Angela Marjoram 4 6 0 0 4

The knock-out stage is as follows: 

Best of 3 games, 

Quarter final played by 1 August, semi by 1 September.

Quarter Final Semi-Final Final Winner
Pat Harden & Vincent L'Estrange
Anne Stanton & Ian Johnson
Pam Gooders & Diana Rolfe
Rachel Pointon & Mike Stanton
Linda Gavigan & Kathy McColgan