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U.K. Registered Charity No. 1157213

Number of visitors since 17/Nov/2017

Venue:


Southwell Croquet Club Lawns,

Arthur Radford Sports Ground,

Cooks Lane,

Morton-cum-Fiskerton

NG25 0UT

Description: Croquet is a game played by two teams outdoors on grass, using six iron hoops and four wooden balls, two balls per team, and a wooden centre peg. The balls are struck with a long handled mallet so that they roll through the hoop. A team can comprise one or two people.


The classical or traditional version of the game is called Association Croquet, where the the winner is the first person or team to complete the course by running (going) through all the hoops in turn and then hitting the centre peg. A game of Association Croquet can take a couple of hours.


There is another, different, version of the game, called Golf Croquet, where individual hoops are “won” by being the first person or team to pass a ball through that hoop, and the winning side is the team that wins the majority of the hoops. A Golf Croquet game takes significantly less time than an Association one, and hence it is the Golf version of the game that we play. It also allows us to exchange playing partners and change lawns between games so that each meeting every member gets to play with or against most of the other players.


We have come to an arrangement with our hosts, Southwell Croquet Club, (“SCC”), where, provided one of our members present at each meeting is also a member of SCC, we can use their lawns and equipment on payment of their normal visitors’ green fees.


No special clothing is required, but we do ask members to wear footwear without heels, such as trainers or tennis shoes, to avoid making indentations in the lawns which would affect the true running of the balls.


The Croquet season runs from late April through to September or sometimes early October, as determined by SCC. There are no meetings during the close season.


We have two Croquet groups, and both use the same venue, see above. The meeting arrangements for the two Groups are given below.

Croquet

CROQUET MALLETS

Mallets are provided by Southwell Croquet Club. However, members may bring their own croquet mallets with them provided they comply with

the specifications laid down by the Croquet Association.


BOOKS ON CROQUET

A&C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, publish a booklet, now

in its 4th edition, on croquet, in their “Know The Game” series.






















It is sometimes possible to buy

earlier editions, such as the 3rd edition below, from secondhand

book dealers or via the Internet.

Back to Groups

Croquet 1

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

2nd and 4th Mondays in the month in season

2:00-5:00pm

Additional Charges:

£5.00 per meeting

Croquet 2

Meeting Dates

 & Times:

1st and 3rd Mondays in the month in season

1:30-4:00pm

Additional Charges:

£4.50 per meeting subject to change