Samir Patel (AC)

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. Tournament successes include the President’s Cup (2013), Open Doubles Championship (2017, 2019, 2021) and Championship of Surrey (2010, 2014). He has reached the final of the British Opens (2008, 2013, 2016) and Quarter Finals of the World Championship (2012, 2016, 2018).

He has regularly represented both England and Great Britain since 2007. He has captained the Solomon Trophy team since 2013, and the MacRobertson Shield team in 2014 and 2017. Samir was reappointed as England captain for the 2022 MacRobertson Shield.