Wilkinson Sword 2022

6 August 2022, Knightswood

Teams arrived at Knightswood from Glasgow, Auchincruive, Balgreen and Aberdeen & Crathes croquet clubs to compete for the Wilkinson Sword handicap doubles. The weather was changeable with sunshine in both the liquid and traditional format.

Due to time pressures a full all-play-all format was not practical so we had a draw for semi-finals and final.  The first round saw Balgreen drawn against Glasgow and Auchincruive against Aberdeen & Crathes with victories for Balgreen and Auchincruive.  This produced a final between Auchincruive and Balgreen which Auchincruive won after a low scoring game with a close finish.  Meanwhile Aberdeen & Crathes beat Glasgow 26-24 after a match-winning final turn by Bill Strachan.

The last round of matches was reduced to 14-point games where Balgreen beat Aberdeen & Crathes after an impressive round by Rosemary was followed by Derek doing the same and pegging her out leaving Roger to negotiate a three-ball break to win the match.  Auchincruive completed their grand slam by beating Glasgow 8-7.

The day finished with a trophy presentation in glorious sunshine.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the day.  Thank you to Brian Durward for laying the lawns and refereeing and to Gladys Speedie for her support.

Stefan Colling

Stefan Colling presenting the sword to Michele and Kevin Wright


Balgreen: Rosemary Saunders Robertson and Roger Binks
Glasgow: Brian Durward and Stefan Colling
Auchincruive: Kevin Wright and Michele Wright
Aberdeen & Crathes: Derek Knight and Bill Strachan

Round 1
Balgreen beat Glasgow 26-16
Auchincruive beat Aberdeen & Crathes 19-4

Round 2
Auchincruive beat Balgreen 12-9
Aberdeen & Crathes beat Glasgow 26-24

Round 3 (14pt)
Balgreen beat Aberdeen & Crathes 14-10
Auchincruive beat Glasgow 8-7