Calendar 2020

Coronavirus: all events are suspended.

Events in addition to our regular sessions for this year.

2020 Event
11th January First winter walk:  The Crispin Inn, Great Longstone.
Arrive  for a 10.30am start for a 3-4mile walk returning / or arrive for  lunch at 12.30pm
meals need to be pre-booked and Alan will issue details in the New Year.  Please let him know if you are intending to go
13th February The Angler’s Rest, Millers Dale
If you are going on the walk, which is mainly on level ground – about 3 miles – meet at the Angler’s Rest car park at 10.30am
If you are just going for lunch, suggest you arrive about 12.30.  We should all be lunching together at about 1.00pm.
Meals need to be pre-booked. Please contact Alan for the menu and any further questions
4th March AGM 2020
11th March Club Dinner 7pm to 10pm Bakewell Golf Club (peter Blackburn)
14h March Last indoor croquet session:12noon to 4pm (Peter Blackburb)
7th April Croquet coaching session 1. Club Lawns – time TBA  (Jean Peters)
21st April Croquet coaching session 2.  Club Lawns – time TBA  (Jean Peters)
9th May 1st Club Tournament – Founder’s Cup.  12.45 to approx 6pm. Club Lawns (Jill Schmidt)
18th May Bass Shield and Coors Cup. 10am start. Ashby Croquet Club. (Alan Reeves)
17th May Club event for National Croquet Week 11th to 17th May. 10am to 4pm Club lawns (Jean Peters)
18th to 21st May Ripon Visit – Ripon Spa Hotel (Jean Peters)
TBA 10am – Bowls at Hathersage Bowling Green
followed by Croquet on Bakewell Club lawns (Jean Peters)
27th June Oaksedge Croquet & Barbecue – 2pm onwards (Jean Peters)
TBA Golding Grange croquet. 10am to 12noon. Club lawns. (Alan Reeves)
TBA Croquet & Bowls with Bakewell Bowling Club.  11.30 to 3.30.  Bill Robinson
Bowling green am: Club Lawns pm.
August TBA Croquet at Brodsworth.  10am to approx 4pm .  Peter Knowles
22nd August 2nd Club tournament.  12.45 to 6pm.  Club Lawns –  Jill Schmidt
12th Sept Tea & Croquet with Tim & Anne.  (Tim Spray)
January First  winter walk
Jan/Feb Winter indoor croquet (Peter Blackburn)
February Second winter walk
10th March AGM 2021.  7pm
17th March Club Dinner.  7pm to 10pm.  (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

2019 Visits to Ripon

The annual two visits to Ripon were well supported by 24 people in April/ May and 18 in October. The format for each visit is as much croquet as anyone wants to play over the visit, on flat lawns with short grass (a little muddy in October), lots of laughter and camaraderie, and a very pleasant evening meal at a local Italian restaurant.

Ripon in October, cool but dry – most of the time.
Did Peter run the hoop?

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

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.