To mark the end of the playing season, on Saturday 3rd October our President, Ian Vincent, hosted a well attended Alternate Stroke Doubles event, followed by the traditional Presidents' Tea - appropriately socialy distanced this year - and presentation of club trophies. Increasingly heavy rain rather put a damper on planned games of Pirates to follow. However nothing could put a damper on the surprise presentation of the Croquet Association Diploma for outstanding service awarded to Martin Beacon. Martin has contributed to the club in innumerable ways over many years, including his role as pavilion manager, his work in regularly stocking the bar, acting as Grounds Manager for major events, and lending his expertise to assist the projects to sink a borehole and provide an automatic watering system. The full citation can be found here . Congratulations and thanks to Martin.