MacRobertson Shield 2017

Samir Patel

South East, England

Samir Patel Portrait

Samir has been playing croquet since taking up the sport in the late-nineties at Oxford University.

Now a member of Surbiton Croquet Club, he has won the Club Championship for both Association and Golf Croquet, and has won the Inter-Club Championship in both codes. He has been as high as fourth in the world rankings. Individual tournament successes include the President's Cup (2013) and Championship of Surrey (2010, 2014). He has reached the British Opens Final on three occasions (2008, 2013, 2016) and World Championship Quarter Finals twice (2012, 2016).

He has regularly represented both England and Great Britain since 2007. He has captaining the winning Solomon Trophy team since 2013, and the MacRobertson Shield team in 2014 and 2017.

Samir is an Operational Research consultant, is married and lives in Richmond, Surrey. His son can often be seen court-side demanding to be allowed to play.

[from Croquet Association]