Croquet Panorama
Sidmouth Croquet Club

Sidmouth Croquet Club

Welcome to the Club


Croquet Club Facilities

The Croquet Club shares superb facilities with cricket and tennis as part of the Sidmouth Fortfield Sports Complex. Croquet was played in Victorian Sidmouth as early as 1900 as part of the original Sidmouth Cricket, Tennis, Croquet & Hockey Club. Members enjoy full clubhouse facilities with bar and in-house catering. The club has a friendly atmosphere and an ongoing social life including events such as dinners, demonstrations, illustrated talks, fun events, wine and buffet evenings and other activities. After a croquet session, it is good to be able to watch a top-class game of cricket over a well-earned drink! As well as hosting National Tournaments, the Croquet club holds its own competitions and is a member of the South West Federation League, competing at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

About the Club

Spectators are always welcome and members will be delighted to be asked to explain the finer points of the game. There are additional coaching opportunities throughout the summer for beginners and more advanced players.

All that is needed to play is a pair of flat soled shoes as the Club can provide mallets and other equipment. So please feel free to contact us and come along and come along to enjoy this super game in a very friendly atmosphere!

AGM

The AGM was a great celebration of another years excellent croquet
John Dixon, Roz Oddy, Paul Bradley, Anne Reece, Steve Pearson, Rob Bayliss, Philip Harris, Penny Ball, David Butler, Andrew Thomas, Richard Wood, Richard Croft, Sue Dent, Michael Gordon-Lee, Peter Nelson, Ed Dolphin, Rob Matthews, Graeme Pryor
John Dixon, Roz Oddy, Paul Bradley, Anne Reece, Steve Pearson, Rob Bayliss, Philip Harris, Penny Ball, David Butler, Andrew Thomas, Richard Wood, Richard Croft, Sue Dent, Michael Gordon-Lee, Peter Nelson, Ed Dolphin, Rob Matthews, Graeme Pryor

Thursday Club Nights

Bar open every Thursday at 6pm
Food from 6:30 to 8:30

TREE WEEK 20-25 MAY 2019

All events this week free of charge, except for Friday departing from the Museum £2.50p.

Monday 20th Sidbury Guided Walk

2pm Meet at Sidbury Council car park

Tuesday 21st with Café Scientifique

‘Trees for multiple benefits’

Illustrated talk by Bob Chard

3pm Cellar Bar of Kennaway House Sidmouth

Wednesday 22nd   Salcombe Regis guided walk

2pm Meet at Tourist Information, Sidmouth

Thursday 23rd

‘Trees for climate change’

Illustrated talk by Julia Slingo DBE FRS

7.30pm Music Room at Sidholme Hotel, Sidmouth

Friday 24th Sidmouth guided walks

10:30am Meet at Museum, Church Street, Sidmouth

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th MEET THE TREES

Guided visits to gardens with special trees         

Map and times from Tourist Information Sidmouth

Or request from info@sidmoutharboretum.org.uk

NEWS SUMMARY

Last Walk Enjoys Superb Weather

John Coombes and keen walkers
John Coombes and keen walkers
Croquet Walk
Croquet Walk
Charming streams
Charming streams
The Croquet Crawlers walked from Otterton around East Budleigh and Bicton on a lovely sunny day, with John Coombes leading the way.

Keith Ross wins B Level

The CA B Level Open Tournament finished with a thrilling final in which Keith Ross, who travelled from France to be with us, just edged out Andrew Dutton to win by +4
Keith receives his trophy from David Temple with Julie Horsley
Keith receives his trophy from David Temple with Julie Horsley
The Players
The Players

Philip and Sue win at the Seniors

Philip Harris and Sue Rogers won the doubles on July 22nd 2018 at the National Seniors tournament held at Budleigh.
Philip Harris and Sue Rogers
Philip Harris and Sue Rogers

Short Croquet

Twenty short players took part in this fast-moving tournament in sunny weather. Philip Harris, Richard Thurlow, and Julie Horsley were among the front runners.
The Scene
The Scene

May Week Result!

Sidmouth players went to Budleigh May Week and came home with the silverware. Well done all!
Budleigh May Week Winners
Budleigh May Week Winners

Haste Cup goes to Jonathan Powe

Jonathan Powe went through the entire tournament without loss and dominated the final to emerge a worthy winner.

Sidmouth "A" Triumph

Sidmouth "A" Parkstone League team resoundingly won in the first match of the season, against Sidmouth "B". Perhaps it was the home advantage?

Charity Quiz Triumph

The croquet section won the charity quiz to everyone's surprise and gratification
The Winning Team
The Winning Team

Website Move

The website has been moved to a new hosting facility. Everything should be as it was, but in the event of any new problems being discovered, please contact Colin Walls

Thurlow Triumphs with One Ball

The annual Charity “One Ball” competition was played on Thursday April 19th, a dry day unusually for this year, and our first internal competition of the year. Penny Ball and Richard Thurlow scored 140 points in their first four games, and so were matched together in the final, which Richard just managed to win, giving him 150 points.

News in full ...