Adamson represents Counties Manukau

Roger Adamson, king of the greens at Howick Croquet who will shortly battle for Counties Manukau against the rest of NZ.

Howick Croquet Club member Roger Adamson will represent Counties Manukau region in the upcoming final round of the Arthur Ross Memorial Trophy New Zealand Association Croquet singles.

All 19 regions throughout NZ encourage their local croquet clubs to enter their top players in regional play-offs, to identify one finalist per region to represent that area in the Arthur Ross nationals.

The Counties Manukau regional selection series ended with a final play-off over 7 hours on Sunday February 14 with Adamson, from Howick, beating Scott Martins (Pukekohe Croquet) by 2 games to 1 with scores of 15 – 26, 26 -10, and 25 – 11.

The Arthur Ross Memorial Trophy for Association Croquet is a major event in the Croquet New Zealand calendar having been established in 1979.

Arthur Ross was born in Christchurch in 1895, became a champion Association Croquet player representing NZ no less than 6 times and captained the first NZ team to win the World AC team championship in 1950.

Annual hosting of the New Zealand finals is scheduled at a different croquet club each year and for 2021 the finals will take place over three days at the Pukekohe Croquet Club with most regions from all around New Zealand competing on March 12, 13 and 14.