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Jon Diamond in Southport

Southport Croquet club is close to the sea, which is wonderful but does mean that the lawns are sometimes below high tide. Given the wet winter we had this led to their 5 main lawns being under water much of … Continue reading

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National Croquet Day report

After a slow start on Sunday due to a damp night, but a dry if cloudy early morning, we had 19 visitors including two family groups whom we are hopeful may join. We has a good turn out of Club … Continue reading

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Barney semi-finalist at the CA One Ball

Barney won our heat for the CA Charity One Ball event earlier this year (on Opening Day) and so went to the National Final, held at Surbiton last Sunday. He had a great day and did better than any of … Continue reading

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Stephen Hadfield wins

Nine players came to our first AC One-day of the year, four visitors and five home, including Martin Lester visiting from Oxford.  With a mixture of all options being played (Handicap, Advanced and AH) in a flexible Swiss format, the … Continue reading

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Alex Jardine second in Sussex B-level Challenge

Alex picked up second place in the Sussex County B-level Challenge at the weekend. Four players won 4/5, three who had done the usual “he-beat-her-beat-me-beat-him” and one who had won his 4 amongst those who had lost in the first … Continue reading

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Other croquet news

Some other croquet sites provide a news feed and we’ve consolidated all  those that we can find in the South East, plus the Croquet Association. Click on the link on the right halfway down any page on our site or … Continue reading

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Robert Alexander wins the Kent Cup (AC)

Thanks goodness the heat had gone! The hottest April day in 70 years was just two days ago and the weather for this event on 21st/22nd April at Tunbridge Wells was perfect. Unfortunately the lawns were not really fast enough … Continue reading

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AC on Thursday evenings started successfully

Our first try for AC with free parking garnered 6 players, with one short lawn and one full-sized one. Both Advanced and Handicap games were played, mainly 18-points so that each person who stayed to the end played two games.

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Barney wins on Opening Day!

Once again, Barney Lewis proved to be Top-of-the-One-balls, his single-point defeat of John Greenwood being the deciding factor when both ended up on 3 wins out of 4 games. A decent attendance of ten players turned out for the Charity … Continue reading

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Fraser Tankard draw announced

The draw for this season’s Tuesday evening GC team event has been released and is now available here. Please note that the Rules have been revised this year: the start time is 6:15pm and all games are level play, so filling … Continue reading

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