Phyllis Court Club has been selected as the venue of choice for the Golf Croquet Inter-Club Championship National Final on Saturday (22 September).
The Club’s opponents, Nottingham Croquet Club, chose the private members club over a neutral venue after Phyllis Court attracted a record crowd to a semi-final match in 2016.
Ian Burridge, Nottingham and Wales International Captain said, “Playing at Phyllis Club will be a fantastic day. We were really impressed with the crowds that came to watch the semi-final there a couple of years ago. We know that it will be more of an occasion hosted there. We can’t wait!”
The match between finalists Nottingham and Phyllis Court will see three international players compete. Joining Ian Burridge is James Death, Great Britain and England International playing for Nottingham and Charlie von Schmieder, Ireland International playing for Phyllis Court.
Chris Roberts, Phyllis Court Croquet Club Chairman, said: “Croquet has been played at Phyllis Court for over a hundred years but this is by far the strongest field of players ever assembled at our club. It is especially pleasing to be hosting the highest profile match ever at our club this year as it coincides with the 50th Anniversary of our membership of the Croquet Association. It will definitely be a great day and we hope we break our own record and see more spectators than ever before. Those who do come to watch can expect to see some of the best croquet ever played at Phyllis Court.”
The match starts at 10.30am and will conclude at approximately 4.30pm with the President of the Croquet Association, Quiller Barret, presenting the winners with the Inter-Club Chapionship trophy.