John Saxby Competition: Week 16 – 18th July 2024

Twelve members turned up in the sunshine to play this weeks competition. This weeks winner with a score of 73 was Carol Steinberg, followed by Graham Abrahams and Louise Cheyne in second and third (62 and 59).

Carol Steinberg

Andy Jackson seems to have an unassailable lead in the overall table, but watch out for Liz Webb, she’s only played 6 times and with two good scores could put Andy under pressure. Robert’s this weeks best mover, up five places, for his first appearance in the top five!

The top five of the overall table looks like this:

1Andy Jackson598=3
2Cas Sinclair526=1
3Mike Steer502=3
4Robert Cutts-Watson468+5 
5Kay Martin457-1 

The full table can be found here

John Saxby Competition – Week 15: 11th July 2024

Ten members turned up to test their skills, and this week Cas Sinclair won from the first time this season, with a score of 82. Mike Blackburn despite a well needed reduction in his handicap came second equal with Kay Martin with 69.

Andy Jackson remains out in front, but Cas’s win today moves her up into second place. The top five of the table looks like this:

1Andy Jackson598=3
2Cas Sinclair526+11
3Mike Steer502-13
4Kay Martin457+1 
5Liz Webb451-12
John Saxby – Top Five

The full table can be found here

New One Ball Box League

We are planning to start a new box league playing the increasingly popular one-ball game. This is particularly aimed at higher handicappers and new players, but open to all.

The format will be a league with players of similar standard grouped into ‘boxes’ of three. Over a period of a month, the players will arrange to play each other in a best of 3 format. The player who wins most will move up the league for the next round.
The league will run year round, and players can join and leave as they wish.

If you would be interested in entering, please email

if you are new to Box Leagues you can read more by clicking here.

Longman Cup – Bowdon vs Wrest Park – 10th July 2024

Following the victory over Nottingham, Bowdon now host Wrest Park in the quarter final on Wednesday 10th. July. We wish them well, the team, with their handicaps is as follows:

The Longman Cup is a national AC Handicap knock-out competition for croquet clubs. This is a handicap match (aggregate handicap of at least 24 and lowest handicap greater than 3).

John Saxby Competition: Week 14 – 4th July 24

Ten hardy soles braved the weather this week and Mike Steer came out on top for his third victory of the season with a score of 81. Lorna Frost was second with 72 and Cas third with 66.

The league leader remains Andy Jackson, but Mike’s victory today has chipped away at Andy’s lead.

1Andy Jackson598=3
2Mike Steer499+13
3Cas Sinclair492-1
4Liz Webb451=2
5Kay Martin422=
John Saxby – Top Five

The full table can be found here

John Saxby Competition: Week 13 – 27th June 2024

Twelve members turned up, with a Mars Bar at stake!. Mike Steer won todays event with a score of 96, the highest of the season so far, well done Mike. Andy Jackson and Lorna Frost came second and third with scores of 81 and 75.

Andy Jackson remains the front runner in the overall table. But Mikes victory today jumps him up six places in the table into third place. The top five of the table looks like this:

1Andy Jackson598=3
2Cas Sinclair460= 
3Mike Steer455+62
4Liz Webb451-12
5Kay Martin422-1 
John Saxby – Top Five Places

The full table can be found here

John Saxby Competition: Week 12 – 20th July

Sixteen members turned out on a lovely day to see how many points they could score to add to their overall tally. Last week we had a tie, the first for a long time but a bit like London buses we had a tie this week also. Congratulations to Charles Fraser and Andrew Jenkins who came joint first with a score of 75. Followed by Andrew Winn in third place with a score of 74. Sadly there was a maths error in the score sheet and Andrew was pronounced joint winner after the event so he missed out on having his photo taken.

Andy Jackson retains his lead in the overall table and the top five looks like this:

1Andy Jackson578=3
2Cas Sinclair460=
3Liz Webb451+22
4Kay Martin422=
5Adrian Apps416-22
Top Five places

The full table can be found here

John Saxby Competition: Week 11 – 13th June 2024

Fifteen members turned up and this week,which has not happened for a while, we had a tie for first place. Andy Jackson and Mike Steer shared top spot with scores of 73. Graham Abraham was third with a score of 66.

Andy Jackson remains in pole position in the overall table. The top five is as follows:

1Andy Jackson572=3
2Cas Sinclair421=
3Adrian Apps416+22
4Kay Martin397-1
5Liz Webb390-12
John Saxby League – Top Five

The full table can be found here

John Saxby Competition: Week 10 – 6th June 2024

Eighteen members turned out for week 10 of the John Saxby Competition. Liz Webb ran out the winner, her second win of the season, with 87 points. Liz was very closely followed by Andrew Thomson (86) and Charles Fraser (85). The closest finish we have had for some time.

Andy Jackson, although he didn’t play today, retains top spot in the overall league. The top five is as follows:

1Andy Jackson549=2
2Cas Sinclair421=
3Kay Martin397-1
4Liz Webb390+22
5Adrian Apps388-22
Top 5 – John Saxby Competition

The full table can be found here