2011 Tournaments

In response to a general invitation from Kenilworth Croquet Club, Steve and Bob found themselves playing there on May 11th.

The Club has two full size courts, probably the best we have ever played on and had attracted five very good teams plus “yours trulys”.

You will be relieved to know that we didn’t completely disgrace Bakewell Croquet Club, winning two out of our five games – admittedly mainly thanks to Steve.

The tournament is run annually as part of the Kenilworth Festival and at no cost to ourselves, coffee and lunch were provided along with excellent hospitality and facilities.

Highly recommended to anyone in the future.

John Handy did a brilliant job of organising the event and we repaid him by playing so slowly that poor John had to shorten some later games to seven hoops as time was running out!! I can tell you, that really focuses the mind.

A really good day and I hope that we will be invited again next year.

Bob Furniss

Bob and Steve


This was held on Saturday 21st May 2011 and was at least as successful as the 2010 event. A total of 21 club members signed up and with Patricia Duke-Cox visiting from the East Midlands Federation there were 22 of us playing. The weather was very kind and the coffee/tea plus cakes that were available all afternoon were enjoyed by all, as was the competition itself.

In term of playing standard, this was the best yet and everyone gave a good account of themselves. The highest scoring club player was Dorothy Evans with 21, followed by David Mackenzie on 20, Steve Marsh had 19 and Janet Flatman, Allen Flatman, George Wolfe and Joan Perry all had 18. The rest of us were distributed in the lower orders.
We now look forward to our Summer Tournament scheduled for 27th August.

David Peters

Bakewell A vs Leicester Match

On Sunday 22nd May the first A team league match was played away at Leicester. Representing Bakewell were Alan Reeves, Bill Robinson and Steve Marsh. The match was played at Victoria Park on the outskirts of Leicester and the three lawns, which are shared with a local bowls club, were near perfect and as the weather was very good (sunny with a little light wind) playing conditions were ideal.

The Leicester team consisted of David Bell, Bob Hall and John Godall, and although they all played well and were strong opposition, Bakewell managed to win the day 8 games to 4.

Mid-way through the afternoon the Home team put on a lovely spread of various types of sandwiches, cake and tea. Unfortunately, during this break the only light shower of the afternoon arrived and the cake was taken inside the pavilion to keep dry. Even more unfortunately, it never re-appeared! However we would like to thank the Leicester team for arranging the match and looking after our team so well.

Steve Marsh

2011 Results

A team

Date Home Team Away Team Score Match Overview
22nd May Leicester Bakewell A Won 4 -8 Go to Match Overview
19th July Bakewell Long Eaton Lost 5.5 -6.5 One match was drawn
7th August Nottingham Bakewell A Lost 7 – 5
12th August Bakewell Ashby Draw 6 -6
24th September Woodhall Spa Bakewell Draw 6 – 6

B team

Date Home Team Away Team Score
4th June Bakewell B Long Eaton Won 11-1
17th June Bakewell B North Hykeham Draw 6 – 6
22nd June Branston U3A Bakewell Lost 11 – 1
6th July Darley Dale Bakewell Won 9 – 3
23rd July Nottingham Bakewell Won 8 – 4
13th August Bakewell B Richmond Park Lost 4 – 8