Marcus was born in Bristol in 1985 and took up croquet in Nailsea 11 years later. Having graduated in philosophy from the University of Nottingham in 2007 (where he was a sports bursar for croquet for three years, as well as appearing on “University Challenge” and singing in Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”, among other things), Marcus’s day job is a pensions consultant for Hargreaves Lansdown in Bristol. In the winter months Marcus is a keen musician on both piano and ‘cello, and sings in the Bristol Bach Choir.
Marcus has appeared in three previous Golf Croquet World Championships and four Association Croquet World Championships, reaching the semi-finals in Adelaide in 2012. In addition he has represented the England and Great Britain teams in various international matches. He also enjoys many other sports including tennis, squash, running, and bridge.
He attained CA Grade 2 coach in AC in 2007, and is an examining referee for both AC & GC, as well as being a Championship Referee. He has served on the CA Tournaments Committee since 2007.
Marcus currently has a “-1.5” AC Handicap and holds a “0” GC Handicap.