Special trophy on show at Budleigh Croquet Club

PUBLISHED: 15:59 15 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:33 18 June 2010

WHILE the Men s, Women s and Mixed Doubles were being contested on the lawns of the Budleigh Croquet Club last week there was a very special trophy on show in the club house.

WHILE the Men's, Women's and Mixed Doubles were being contested on the lawns of the Budleigh Croquet Club last week there was a very special trophy on show in the club house.

It was none other than the much coveted, International Challenge Shield that is regularly contested by teams from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Great Britain.

The four nations will play a series of Test Matches in the UK this August and Great Britain will be wanting to retain their grasp on the trophy that has been held by them since 1993!

With the trophy only competed for every three or four years there will be great interest across the croquet world.

Two of the GB team, Keith Aiton (captain) and Stephen Mulliner, were seeking the title of Men's Champion together with several former test stars from earlier years.

All were in contention but the title went to James Death who puts his name one of the sport's major trophies.

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