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The St. John’s College vs. the US Naval Academy 30th Annual Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland – April 28th 2012

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This past Saturday, April 28th, the 30th Annual St. John’s College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match was held on the campus of St. John’s College here in Annapolis Maryland. While overcast skies and the occasional light sprinkle of rain were common place throughout this year’s event the friendly spirit of competition and the reluctance of the weather to spoil the day for everyone made for a great time had by one and all.

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Picture of The Crowd Entering the 30th Annual St. John's Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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Here some of this year’s attendees make their way up from Prince George Street to join the crowd at the 30th Annual St. John’s versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match held April 28th on the campus of St. John’s College in Annapolis Maryland.

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Picture Of Vice Admiral Michael Miller Addressing the Crowd at the St. John's Versus US Naval Academy Croquet Match In Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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Vice Admiral Miller addresses the crowd before the beginning of the 30th Annual Croquet Match as he explains that the US Naval Academy will win this year’s event.

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Picture of St. John's Choir Singing the National Anthem at the St. John's versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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The St. John’s College Choir singing the Star Spangled Banner at the opening ceremonies of the St. John’s versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match on April 28th 2012.

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Picture of the St. John's College Student President Officially Opening the 30th Annual St. John's Versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match In Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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The St. John’s College Student President speaking at the official start of the 30th Annual Croquet Match.

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Picture of the 2012 US Naval Academy Croquet Team at the Opening Ceremonies in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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Members of the 2012 United States Naval Academy Croquet Team on field one prior to the start of the 30th Annual St. John’s College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match on April 28th 2012.

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Picture of The St. John's Croquet Team at the Opening Ceremonies in Annapolis Maryland on April 28th 2012

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Members of the 2012 St. John’s College Croquet Team attired in US Naval Academy Security Guard shirts and hats that they used for this year’s team uniforms.

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Picture of Friends Strolling Around the St. John's College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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Here we see a group of friends walking past McDowell Hall at the beginning of the first match of the afternoon.

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Picture of Members of the Crowd Dancing in Front of Woodard Hall at the Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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The crowd dances to swing music being played at the 30th Annual St. John’s College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland.

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Picture of A Naval Academy Team Member Moving His Ball to the Next Wicket in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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A member of the US Naval Academy Croquet Team advances his ball to the next wicket on field one at the 30th Annual Croquet Match on April 28th 2012.

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Picture of A Couple Engaged In Conversation During the 30th Annual Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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This couple was engaged in a conversation as the croquet match proceeded while other members of the crowd danced, ate and drank on this Spring afternoon in Annapolis Maryland.

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Picture of A Young Lady Enjoying the Company of Her Friends At the Croquet Match In Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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A young lady seems to be enjoying the company of her friends as match play takes place on the St. John’s College campus lawn on what has turned out to be a pleasant Saturday afternoon.

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Picture of St. John's College Sous Chef Dennis Hard at Work In Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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 Dennis, the St. John’s College Sous Chef, and his crew worked hard throughout the afternoon grilling chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs for the hungry crowds. By the way his hamburger was one of the best ones that I have had in a long time.

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Picture of A Young Man Who Was Blowing Bubbles At the 30th Annual St. John's versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland On April 28th 2012

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This dapper young man takes a break from bubble blowing with a friend to look at the action going on at the nearby croquet field.

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Picture of A St. John's Team Member Hitting His Ball Through the Wicket During the Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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A member of the St. John’s College Croquet team advances the ball through the wicket as the crowd and his opponent intensely follows the swing of his mallet.

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Picture of A Gentleman in A White Suite and Straw Hat Taking A Walk Around the Croquet Match Area in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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This classically attired gentleman takes a break from the matches for a walk.

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Picture of Three Gentlemen Enjoying Themselves at the 30th Annual Croquet Match in Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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 By mid afternoon some members of the crowd were letting their hair down a bit more so to speak as they did a little people watching.

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Picture of A Group of Friends Enjoying Their Picnic At the St. John's College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match In Annapolis Maryland April 28th 2012

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Picnics were still the order of the day at this year’s St. John’s College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match. The area near the playing fields was the scene of enjoying good food, drinks and conversations.

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Picture of A Couple Attired in Black And White Making Their Way Through the Crowd at the 30th Annual St. John's College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match Held In Annapolis Maryland on April 28th 2012

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As this couple is seen making their way out of the crowd than this picture will also serve to conclude our photo show of the 30th Annual St. John’s College versus the US Naval Academy Croquet Match. We had a great time at this year’s event and look forward to attending the 31st annual as well.

Glenn

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