LISMORE teenager Robert Fletcher is the runner-up in the world croquet championship in Adelaide today.
The 18-year-old lost 3-2 to defending champion and world number one, South Africa’s Reg Bamford in the final.
Fletcher is. the first Australian to reach a world championship final.
Fletcher defeated Marcus Evans in a semi-final in the knockout event.
Bamford had the better of Australian Simon Hockey in the other semi-final.
Fletcher is one of three brothers who play croquet internationally.
Greg and Malcolm also competed in the world championships.
Malcolm reached the last eight,
Lismore Plays in the Ballarat District Croquet Association.