It is with great sadness that we read of the passing of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. The thoughts of everyone at Ham are with his family at this time. Vichai was a supporter of Ham and club President between 2008-12. His presence and good sportsmanship will be hugely missed.
To end the afternoon's polo and for the final match of the 2018 Season the Farewell Cup was played as and American Tournament between Avengers, Cavaliers and Hollywood. After six fantastic chukkas Cavaliers were the winners.
With proceeds from entry to the club on Sunday going to the Gurkha Welfare Trust the Aylesford Trophy featured Braemar Farms taking on The Gurkha Welfare Trust Team. The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the leading Gurkha charity. They provide financial, medical and development aid to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities.
The Asprey Red Cross Trophy was the second of the afternoons matches after the Junior Academy. Coco Matthews and Julian Drake both past Ham members joined with regulars Ba Pataudi and Juan Cruz Araya Martelli to form Polo Pirates. They took on Martin Hay's Quadriga with Simon Chamberlain, Ali Paterson and Garrie Renucci.
The match was a great fast paced encounter with Quadriga running out the winners.
To start the afternoon's polo we had another great display of polo from the junior members at the club. Under the watchful eye of junior coach Lucy Dowie many of the players have moved on a huge amount in skill this season. We can expect big things from some of the players in the coming years.