Sunday 20 May 2018
Who knew there was a dedicated croquet lawn in Moruya overlooking the river and presided over by Pam and her fellow croquet players (croquettes??). Pam invited members of Batemans Bay Bushwalkers to come along on Sunday morning to find out more about the game. We split into 4 teams of 4 (with a spare), and after a quick, succinct outline of the rules, Pam let us loose on the 2 courts she had set up. We played a very simple form of the game called Golf Croquet at first, but as we grew more confident Pam introduced new elements to the following games until we were enjoying the more complicated rules of Aussie Croquet.
We were surprised to learn croquet is quite strategic, and not just hitting balls through a succession of hoops.
After several games and a fun morning in glorious sunshine, we adjourned to the Moruya Bowling Club for a convivial lunch and catch up.