Croquet gets new appeal
A RECENT report of blood spilled during a genteel game of croquet made our ears prick up here at the DEX.
In truth a far less less malicious incident caused Coutts Crossing Croquet Club secretary Peter Martin to consult the First Aid Kit.
"It was not actually on the croquet court," the likeable Englishman said.
"We hang the mallets on hooks on the wall. I went to remove a mallet and dislodged another one. At my age you learn to brush it off, sit down and have a cup of tea."
Since arriving in Australia three years ago Martin has been a driving force in the resurging popularity of the sport locally.
Students from Coutts Crossing Public School have started playing every Friday. Martin is also planning an honour board to commemorate past members.