Author Archives: Jon Diamond

Richard Clark and John Hobbs awarded Honorary Life Membership and AGM report

Richard Clark and John Hobbs were awarded Honorary Life Membership and presented with glass awards because of their long-term contributions to the club as past-Chairman, Coaches and many other things at our AGM, held in Frant on Saturday 22nd February. … Continue reading

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Our 2019 AC doubles completed!

We’re happy to say that the Miriam Reader Handicap Doubles has just been completed, with Jolyon Creasey & Jane Smith winning by 7 hoops (not even on time!). The lawns are apparently playing excellently, so why don’t you have a … Continue reading

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Frank Gunstone dies

We’re sad to have to report that Frank died in his sleep at home earlier this week. Richard Clark writes: “With the passing of Frank at the age of 86 this November, the Croquet Club has lost not just a … Continue reading

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Lawns re-open for the Winter!

You’ll be glad to know that Chris and Alex have just drilled the hoops on lawns 1 and 2, so we’re open for business again! Ray will paint the lines in due course. Lawn 3 has not been drilled yet, … Continue reading

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Escape to the Perfect Town

Filming of this BBC1 programme about a property hunt in Tunbridge Wells took place in July. The programme aired on Monday 14th October and features quite a good four minute segment about croquet at our club (starting at about 37 minutes … Continue reading

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Simon Manwaring wins our GC New Members Tournament

A bit belated to report: Simon Manwaring won our initial tournament on 28th September in good weather with three straight wins. Trevor Houghton-Berry won two games and Dave Grimshaw won one, with Philip Osman, despite playing some very good shots, … Continue reading

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Finals Day success

We managed to complete seven finals in splendid weather on Finals Day with only the Golf High Bisquers. Golf New Players and Miriam Reader Association Doubles outstanding. See our 2019 Competitions page for full competition details. Thanks, as usual, to … Continue reading

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Andy Dibben retains Honeygrove Cup

Just short of a full house of 11 players entered our annual Advanced Tournament, the Honeygrove Cup, with most of the usual suspects. Our lawns were delightful and the fastest they’ve ever been.  The weather was a little cool with … Continue reading

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Barney Lewis almost wins!

Barney came second in the Area Final for the CA All England handicap event held at Surbiton last weekend, so qualifies for the Final being held at Hunstanton this weekend. John Knight from Reigate was the winner. Unfortunately this means … Continue reading

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SECF A league v Sussex County – lost 3:4

A decent match at last! We were on average one handicap weaker than them, but came out of the morning session 2:1 up. This is the first time this has happened in an A league match for a long time … Continue reading

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