We had a great afternoon, the weather was excellent, even the playing surfaces were reasonable, particularly lawn one, the food was delicious and the winner of the Founder’s cup was Alan Reeves (Founder of the Club!). Congratulations to Alan.



2019 Results

Results will be added as each game is played through the season

A Team 2019

Date Home Team Away Team Score
 10 May Sheffield U3A Bakewell A 3 – 9 Bakewell win
22 May Bakewell A Pinchbeck  7 – 5 Bakewell win
05 June Woodhall Spa Bakewell A  7 – 5 Woodhall Spa win
18 June Bakewell A Long Eaton A 4 – 8 Long Eaton win
30 July Bakewell A Ashby A  5 – 7 Ashby A win
24 August Leicester Bakewell A  4 – 8 Leicester win

B Team 2019

Date Home Team Away Team Score
22 May  Darley Dale  Bakewell B  7 – 5 Darley Dale win
13 June Torksey Bakewell B  2 – 10 Bakewell B  win
28 June Bakewell B Woodhall Spa  10 – 2 Bakewell B win
 2 July Bakewell B Ashby C    8 – 4 Bakewell B win
14 August Long Eaton Bakewell B  Abandoned due to very heavy rain
30 August Bakewell B Louth   8 – 4 Bakewell B win
11 September Dunston Bakewell B  7 – 5 Dunston win


Calendar 2019

Events in addition to our regular sessions for this year.

2019  Event
30 April – 2 May Ripon Visit – Ripon Spa Hotel
10 May A-team away League match vs Sheffield U3A  10am start
12 May National Croquet Day – Club Lawns, Bakewell. 10am to 4pm
18th May Bass Shield and Coors Cup – Ashby Croquet Club, 10am start
22nd May B-team away League match vs Darley Dale 1.30pm Start
22nd May A-team home League match vs Pinchbeck 10.00am start
 1 June Club Tournament – Founder’s Cup – Club Lawns 1pm to 6pm
 5th June A-team away League match vs Woodhall Spa 10.00am
12 June Bowls (Hathersage) and Croquet (Bakewell) POSTPONED  – to be re-arranged
13 June B-team away League Match vs Torksey  12noon start
18th June A-team home League match vs Long Eaton 10.00am
28 June B-team home League match vs Woodhall Spa  12noon start
29 June Oaksedge croquet and Barbecue
 2 July B-team home League match vs Ashby C  12.30 start
9th July Friendly match vs St Elphins  (Steve Marsh)
10 July Golding Grange croquet, Club Lawns, Bakewell. 10am to 12noon (Alan Reeves)
10th  July Croquet for Brownies & Guides  6 – 8pm (Ruth Barnes)
14th July Friendly match vs Southall at Bakewell  11am  (Steve Marsh)
19th July Friendly match vs Sheffield U3A at Bakewell 10am  (Steve Marsh)
30th July A-team A-team home League match vs Ashby A  11.00am
 6th August Friendly match vs Darley Dale at Bakewell Start 5.30pm  (Steve Marsh)
 9th August Bakewell Rotary Club at Bakewell Start 4pm to 8pm (Alan Reeves)
10th August Croquet & bowls with Bakewell Bowling Club  11.30am to 3.30pm  (Bill Robinson)
12th August Croquet at Brodsworth  10am to approx 4pm  (Peter Knowles)
14th August B-team away League match vs Long Eaton 12.30 Start
20th August Friendly match vs St Elphins at Bakewell 10.30am start  (Steve Marsh)
24th August A-team away League match vs Leicester 10.00am
30th August B-team home League match vs Louth 12.30 pm
31st August Tea and Croquet with Tim and Anne Spray
11th September B-team away League match vs Dunston  11am start
21st September 2nd Club Tournament – Chairman’s Cup – Club  Lawns  1pm to 6pm  (Jill Schmidt)
7 -9 October Autumn trip to Ripon  Jean Peters
TBA Winter Walks
TBA Winter  Indoor Croquet – Fitism
4th March 2020 AGM 2020
11 March 2020 Club Dinner 7pm to 10pm  Bakewell Golf Club  (peter Blackburn)

See RESULTS page for A-team and B-team matches as they are arranged.

Friendly and other ad hoc matches are also added as and when they are arranged

Steve Marsh Wins Another Trophy!

Steve Marsh and Alan Reeves both played in the ‘0+ Cross-over Tournament’ at Chester over the weekend (the 4/5 August). There were 16 entrants for the three different golf croquet titles on offer: The Maggie Cowan prize, the Chester Bowl and the Chester Croquet Plate (which Steve won last year).
Steve said: “Playing conditions were very difficult (but the food was excellent!). Not only was the weather extremely hot, the four full-sized lawns, laid out side by side, all sloped downwards (the difference between the outer edge of lawn 4 and the outer edge of lawn 1 being one meter!). This, alongside the dryness of the ground and lack of grass, made the balls incredibly difficult to control and judge!”

Regardless of those hazards, Steve came away with the Chester Croquet Plate.

AGM and Start of Season

Bakewell Croquet Club held its AGM in The Friends’ Meeting House on March 7th. Outgoing chairman, Bill Robinson, reported on a successful season in 2017. Forty five members enjoyed a variety of events both on and off the lawns. Congratulations to Steve Marsh and Tim Spray winners of the Founders’ Cup and the Chairman’s Cup. Two teams played in the East Midlands League. Well done to the A team who finished half way up Division One. The B team (after some close matches) came bottom of Division Two.

Congratulations to Jean Peters our new Chairperson and thanks to Allen Flatman and Ann Riley who have agreed to continue as treasurer and secretary for the 2018 season. Many thanks also to retiring chairman Bill Robinson for his hard work over the past two years.

On March 14th Jean Peters welcomed members to the Annual Dinner at Bakewell Golf Club where an excellent meal was enjoyed by all.

Indoor Winter Croquet and Winter Walks followed by Pub lunches have kept members entertained over the colder months but they are looking forward to playing on the lawns again when the new season starts in April.

2018 Results

Results will be added as each game is played through the season

A Team 2018

Date Home Team Away Team Score
15May Bakewell A  Sheffield U3A  8 – 4 Bakewell A Win
7 June Pinchbeck Bakewell A  8 – 4 Pinchbeck Win
13 June Bakewell A Nottingham A  10 – 2 Bakewell A Win
 4 July Long Eaton Park A Bakewell A  9 – 3   Long Eaton Park A Win
27 September Ashby A Bakewell A  7 – 5  Ashby A Win
10 October Bakewell A Leicester A  10 – 2 Bakewell A Win

B Team 2018

Date Home Team Away Team Score
 23 April Ashby C Bakewell B  6 – 6 The match was a draw
23 May Bakewell B Darley Dale B  10 – 2 Bakewell B Win
27 June Bakewell B Torksey   3 – 9 Torksey Win
7 August Bakewell B Branston District U3A  4 – 8  Branston U3A (B) Win
29 August Louth Bakewell B  3 – 9 Bakewell B Win
5 September North Hykeham Bakewell B  8 –  4 Nth Hykeham Win