History of Club 1950s


1910s  /  1920s  /  1930s  /  1940s  /  1950s  /  1960s
1950-51  /  1951-52  /  1952-53  /  1953-54  /  1954-55
1955-56  /  1956-57  /  1958-59 1959-60


1950-51
National titles: Senior Beach Relay: J Clark, S Bright, B Oliver, A Maskill.

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1951-52
Maranui won the Nelson Shield for the 10th time in this season. National titles: Nelson Shield: R Oliver, M Haxton, R Edwards, G Odams, R Hatchwell, W Lidstone. Surf Race: M Haxton. Senior March-Past. Senior Canoe: B Sinclair, D McCartney, E Rothwell, J Oliver.

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1952-53
Was a huge year for Maranui juniors who swooped both Four-man and Six-man titles at the Nationals. They were: Junior Six-man: J Perkins, R Maltby, B Rogers, D Roake, B Williams, P Westropp. Junior Four-man: J Perkins, B Rogers, B Williams, I Harrison. Junior March-Past. Senior Surf Race: M Haxton. Senior Canoe: B Sinclair, D McCartney, N Roake, E Rothwell.

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1953-54
Plans were drawn to raise the building by 11ft to convert it to a two-storey building, but were later amended to add a complete new storey.

National titles: Cambrian Shield: B Sinclair. Senior Four Man: W Lidstone, M Haxton, R Edwards, B Sinclair. Junior Six Man: B Williams, R Maltby, P Westropp, I Frew, L Ferris, N Bramley. Senior Surf Race: M Haxton.

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1954-55
National titles: Senior Surf Teams: M Haxton, G Odams, N Roake, C Lake. Beach Relay: R Darling, B Sinclair, B Edwards, N Bramley. Junior March-Past.

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1955-56
With the additions completed the clubhouse was acclaimed as the best in New Zealand. Senior Surf Teams Race: M Haxton, C Lake, R Maltby, B Williams. Senior Four Man: B Williams, M Haxton, F Woodford, B Sinclair.

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1956-57
National titles: Nelson Shield. G Odams, M Haxton, R Maltby, R Edwards, R Oliver, R Butts.

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1958-59
Maranui became the first club in New Zealand to visit Australia. Club membership hit an all-time peak at 283 members and a huge effort in competition saw Maranui score first and second in the Nelson Shield, as well as well as win the first ever Allan Garner Memorial Trophy for aggregate points at the Nationals. National titles: Nelson Shield. R Oliver, R Edwards, M Haxton, R Malby, I Frew, F Woodford. Junior Four Man. D Hall, A Robinson, R Cheriton, L Eagle. Junior Teams Surf Race. B Crowder, K Mark, M Clark, G Moore. Junior Surf Race: B Crowder. Open Junior Surf Race: K Mark. Allan Garner Memorial Trophy.

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1959-60
National titles: Senior Surf Race: B Crowder.

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