Flannels England travel for The Australian Polo International

On Saturday 6 April, Windsor Polo club hosted The Australian Polo International. The day began with NSW Country defeating NSW City in the Colts match, with a narrow 7½-6 win. Australia pipped Flannels England to the post, 3-1, in the Ladies’ International match which saw Indi Benetto named as Most Valuable Player as well as her seven-year-old gelding Canonbar Revenge receiving the Best Playing Pony honour. The men’s teams were escorted onto the field by the NSW Police Marching Band and a selection of Bentleys and the men’s International once again saw the home side secure victory with Australia lifting The Mountbatten Memorial Trophy with a final score of 9-8. Ruki Baillieu was named Most Valuable Player and he also received Champion Playing Pony for Pistol, with The Hurlingham Polo Association’s Olly Hughes presenting the trophy to the winning team. A full report will be featured in the next issue of Polo Times.
The Australian Polo International Teams:
Australia (23): Matt Grimes (6), Dirk Gould (5), Ruki Baillieu (6) & Jack Archibald (6)
Flannels England (23): Jimbo Fewster (3), Ollie Cudmore (6), Jack Richardson (7) & James Harper (7 – Captain)
Australia Ladies (18): Billie Mascart (5), Indi Bennetto (5), Alessia Russo Captain (4) & Whitney Warren (4)
Flannels England Ladies (19): Alex James (3), Lucy Bliss (4), Sian Barnacle (6) & Lottie Lamacraft (6 – Captain)
The Colts Match Teams:
NSW Country: Anna Dowling, Lachie Gilmore, Max Nell & Henry Williams
NSW City: Jack Grimes, Dylan Jones, Hamish Dowling & Enzo Mascart
Photograph: Australia defeated Flannels England in both the women’s and men’s International matches. Courtesy of Windsor Polo Club