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PLAYER PROFILE
Nicholas Archer

Nick is 45 years old, works as a customer delivery assistant and belongs to the Watford (Cassiobury) Club. He started croquet in 2007, was the 2011 EACF GC Champion and won the All England GC Handicap in 2017. Nick played for England in 4 European GC Championships and played in the 2015 World Championships. Away from croquet he is interested in Hockey, Cricket and Travel.

Richard BiltonRichard, 22, started croquet in 2008 and belongs to Nottingham CC. Richard received the Spiers Trophy (most improved GC player) in 2017 and was English National Singles champion 2018. He played for England vs Spain in March 2019. He is a member of the GC Tournaments Committee, is apprenticed at British Steel, Scunthorpe and enjoys Snooker and classic car shows.
Richard Brooks 
Euan BurridgeEuan, 17 is an A-level student and has played croquet since he was 7 at Nottingham CC. He won the 2016 English Schools Championship and helped Glamorgan's GC Inter-Counties promotion. He was in the Nottingham team which won the GC Inter-Club Championship and came second in the 2018 Kate Jones Memorial. He is an avid golfer, cricketer and Manchester United fan.
Nicholas CheyneNick found croquet whilst tending a neighbour's garden and took it up in 2009, joining Surbiton Croquet Club. He rose quickly through the ranks, notably winning the British Open Doubles in 2011 and 2014, as well as the National Doubles in 2012. This is his 2nd World Championship. Outside of croquet Nick also plays hockey.
Simon CarterInterview with Retail Gazette: https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2019/05/5-minutes-with-simon-carter-founder-ceo-simon-carter/
Mark Daley

Mark's only sport for about 40 years was squash, until he fell into bad company at Dulwich 6 years ago. He is a great fan of golf croquet, in good weather. The rules, and indeed the appeal, of AC remain a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. He enjoys playing the piano when there is nobody listening and during the day purports to be a lawyer.

Peter Dowd

Peter was born in 1967 in Chesterfield, England and works as a Regional Risk Assessor for Tesco. Married, he lives in Northampton where started playing croquet in October 2014. After a full season in 2015 he was awarded the Spiers Trophy for the most improved GC player. He is a member of the International Performance Development Squad.

Elizabeth Farrow 
Robert Fulford

Rob is one of the most successful Association Croquet players, having won the World Championship five times and being part of a winning MacRobertson Shield team seven times.

At Golf Croquet Rob’s achievements are more modest, having won a few domestic titles and in three previous appearances at the World Championships never getting past the last 16.

Harry Fisher

Harry started playing Association Croquet at Oxford University in 2007, mostly to procrastinate from studying. Having previously focused on AC, playing in two AC World Championships and representing England twice against Ireland, he played his first competitive GC tournament in 2016. Since then, he has been selected for the inaugural Home Internationals as part of the winning England team, and has represented his country a second time against Spain in the inaugural test match in Seville. 


Off the lawn, Harry works for an insurance company, which he finds much more interesting than it sounds, and is happily married to long-time croquet widow, Kate.

Tim KingBorn in 1968, Tim has been a member of the Ashby club (in central England) since 2000. His finest achievements include winning the Italian GC Open in 2006 and beating world number one Reg Bamford in the semi-finals of the British GC Open in 2010. He represented England at the 2006, 2008 and 2013 GC World Championships. He contributes to the administrative side of the CA and has been Tournament Manager of a GC world championship in each of three different countries. He is a consultant engineer with a PhD.
Stephen Leonard 
John-Paul MoberlyJohn-Paul is 25, works as a civil engineer, and belongs to Durham CC. Since his first tournament in 2104 he has won the 2016 Musks Cup (first eight), 2017 English National Singles, English National doubles and 2018 British Open Doubles with Tobi Savage. He has captained England in three internationals to date. He also enjoys football.
Stephen Mulliner

Age 65, retired from a financial career and local borough councillor. Member of Surbiton CC. 43 years competitive croquet. 2016 AC World Champion ; GCWC semi-finalist three times . British GC Open Champion 8 times; 5 times European GC Champion. WCF Secretary-General, CA Vice-President and CA representative on WCF GC Rules Committee. Married to Sarah with four adult children.

Jonathan Powe

Aged 60, married, two adult sons, Jonathan took up croquet on retiring from the Army. He was awarded the Apps Memorial Bowl in 2015, won the Treasurer's Tankard in 2016 and won the Bowl at the 2018 AC World Championship. Jonathan has won the English National GC Doubles and the Bowl at the Over-50 GC World Championship in Cairo. He serves on three CA committees and chairs the GC Tournaments Committee.

Tobi SavageTobi started playing at 15 and competing nationally in 2010. He has won the English National Singles Championship, the GC First Eights event, and was runner up in the British Open Singles. He has also won the English National Doubles and British Open Doubles with partner J-P Moberly. Tobi has represented England many times.
Guy Scurfield

Guy started playing croquet in about 2010; currently GC but planning AC. He is President of Dulwich Croquet Club and organises a January tournament to highlight the pleasures of croquet and promote Dulwich CC to a wider audience. He has played in several countries and in the Europeans, and is proud that Team Dulwich has won the Southern Challenge 5 times and the GC InterClub .

Lionel Tibble

Lionel retired from energy consulting and after AC in 2011 he started GC, reaching the KO stage of the 2011 London World Championship. He won the inaugural London Masters and was in the England squad for the 2016 World Team GC Championships. He was runner up in the 2016 European Championships and Plate winner in 2017. Lionel is Northampton Croquet Club chairman, CA chairman of GC selectors & International Performance Development Director.