Calendar 2018

Events in addition to our regular sessions for this year.

6 January 1st Winter Walk – The Crispin, Gt Longstone 10.30 or 12.15 for lunch
15 February 2nd Winter Walk – The Bull’s Head, Foolow 10.30 or 12.15 for lunch
7 March AGM
14 March Annual Dinner
21 April Crispin Inn, Gt Longstone 12.30pm to celebrate Alan’s 80th birthday the  founder of Bakewell Croquet Club.  Followed by an informal buffet lunch
30 April to 3 May Spring visit to the Ripon Spa Hotel

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

Bakewell Croquet Club Member Wins National Trophy!

20170818_080903Bakewell Croquet Club member Steve Marsh entered a recent National Level Play Golf Croquet competition.  It was a two-day event hosted by Chester Croquet Club, on the weekend 5th/ 6th August.   There were twelve players from all over the country taking part with two trophies at stake.

The MAGGIE COWMAN trophy was won by Garry Greenwood of Chester Croquet Club and the CHESTER BOWL was won by Steve Marsh of Bakewell Croquet Club.   Steve was presented with the trophy along with a bottle of wine.

2017 AGM Update

There was a good attendance at the 12th Annual General Meeting of Bakewell Croquet Club at The Friends’ Meeting House on March 8th.

Chairman, Bill Robinson reported that 2016 had been a successful year for the club.  Two teams played in The East Midlands Federation League.  The A team finished in the middle of Division 1 and the B team came top of Division 3 earning the club’s first silverware and a move to Division 2.

We also hold two club tournaments each year. Congratulations to Peter Blackburn who won the May tournament ( Founder’s Cup) and to Tim Spray winner of the August event (Chairman’s Cup).

B-team with their 2016 winning Trophy

2017 Results

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

A Team 2017

Date Home Team Away Team Score
14th June Bakewell A Ashby A 6 – 6 The match was a draw
25th June Ashby B Bakewell A 1 – 11 Bakewell A win
25th July Bakewell A Long Eaton 7 – 5 Bakewell A win
19th July Nottingham A Bakewell A 8 – 4 Nottingham A win
19th August Leicester Bakewell A 5 – 7 Bakewell A win
22nd August Bakewell A Pinchbeck 5 – 7 Pinchbeck win

B Team 2017

Date Home Team Away Team Score
2nd June Sheffield U3A Bakewell B 11 – 1  Sheffield U3A Win
30th June Bakewell B Woodhall Spa 8 – 4  Bakewell B Win
22nd July Richmond Park Bakewell B 7 – 5  Richmond Park Win
30th August Bakewell B Nottingham B 4 – 8  Nottingham B win
12th September Bakewell B Branston U3A 4 – 8  Branston U3A (A) win


Calendar 2017

Events in addition to our regular sessions for this year.

8 March AGM
14 March Annual Dinner
11 – 14 April Ripon event
27 May Club Tournament
2 June League 2 match – Sheffield U3A versus Bakewell B
14 June League 1 match – Bakewell A versus Ashby A (home)
18 June Invitation Day
24 June Oaksedge BBQ
25 June League 1 match – Ashby B versus Bakewell A (away)
30 June League 2 match – Bakewell B versus Woodhall Spa (home)
5 July Invitation to Golding House (am only)
5 July Snitterton visit
11 July Friendly versus Darley Dale (away)
25 July League 1 match – Bakewell A versus Long Eaton (home)
19 July League 1 match – Nottingham versus Bakewell (away)
21 July Friendly versus Darley Dale (home)
22 July League 2 match – Richmond Park versus Bakewell B (away)
TBA League 2 match – Bakewell B versus Nottingham B (home)
28 July Bakewell Rotary event at Bakewell (afternoon & evening)
7 August Brodsworth away-day
14 August Friendly versus Sheffield U3A (away)
19 August League 1 match – Leicester versus Bakewell A (away)
22 August League 1 match – Bakewell A versus Pinchbeck (home)
26 August Club Tournament
30 August League 2 match – Bakewell B versus Nottingham B (home)
 5 September Friendly versus Darley Dale (away)
9 September Social at Tim and Anne Spray’s
12 September League 2 match – Bakewell B versus Branston (home)
17 September Village Aid Charity Day
30 September Play away at Hathersage Bowling Club
3/4/5 October Autumn Ripon event

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


steveBy coming second in a Preliminary Heat competition at Ashby, Bakewell Croquet Club player Steve Marsh qualified for entry and played in the B-Level National Finals.

The finals took place at Budleigh Salterton on 8th/9th October with sixteen players coming from all over the UK each playing fifteen games over the two days. They have nine perfect lawns at Budleigh Salterton – being likened to a billiard table in smoothness! ‘The best I have ever played on’ quoted Steve!

At the end of the first day Steve was in the lead, though eventually coming third by winning 10 of his 15 games.

The winner was Paul Gunn (handicap 1), the runner-up was Richard Bilton (handicap 2) and third was Steve (handicap 4).

Congratulations to Steve for doing so well in his first National Golf Croquet competition.

Club Tournament

A few photographs of our first club tournament of the 2016 season which took place on Saturday 28th May. We look forward to the next Club Tournament in late August, see our calendar.

Some of our members lining up for our first Club Tournament of the 2016 season

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Playing Commences, Annual Dinner and National Croquet Day!

Bakewell croquet club has now begun a new playing season, with lots of events organized as well as league matches and friendly games with other clubs, see our calendar for 2016 for the details. The courts are located in the recreation ground , in front of the cricket pavilion, see here.
Playing sessions are … Monday- 2-4 , Thursday 2-4 , (association croquet 6 p m Thursday) and Saturday 10-12 a.m.  Any one interested is welcome to come along and have a go .

The club’s annual dinner was held on 16 th March at Bakewell golf club and much enjoyed by all. Our tea lady Mrs Billie Reeves has hung up her pinny and in appreciation of her 10 years of hard work was presented with a tea cosy embellished with croquet motifs.


National croquet day is to be held on Sunday 6th. June.  Bakewell croquet club is taking part in this event, so if you have ever wondered what this game of skill and tactics is all about please come along and talk to the members who will be happy to explain and demonstrate. Hope to see you there!