Kingston Maurward Croquet Club
Welcome to the website of Kingston Maurward Croquet Club.
We are a small, friendly club located in the grounds of Kingston Maurward College, just outside Dorchester in Dorset.
We have one large and one small (half size) lawns which are maintained by the college staff and students.
We play Golf and Association croquet seven days a week from April until October each year.
For more details, including membership, please click on the menu items above.
We are in the grounds of Kingston Maurward Agricultural College.
Follow signs to the Visitors Centre Car Park, go to reception and ask for The Croquet Lawns.
Please click on the diagram below for directions from A35.
Lawns are open 10:00am - 7:00pm seven days per week except Monday (which is 2:00pm - 7:00pm) when lawns are maintained.
Wednesday is Golf Croquet club day and
Thursday is Association Croquet Club day.
Either style of croquet can be played on other days.
Please access the lawns through the Car Park and Visitors Centre of Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park.
There are signs to Kingston Maurward Visitors Centre from the A35 roundabout on the Dorchester Bypass.
Thank you to those who provided food and helped at The Last Hurrah. The weather was kind and 14 people enjoyed some fun croquet, and either bubbles, and nibbles, or Beer and Bacon Sandwiches (this is a croquet club afterall !) before the heavy work.
The lawns and clubhouse have now been packed up until next season and college staff next week will start on end of season work: scarifying, aeration, top dressing, weedkilling, etc.
Congratulations to Iain Harborow who beat Kath Burt 21-19 in the final of our club 26pt AC competition.
There was some consolation for Kath as she beat Kate Brice in the final of the Golf Croquet competition. Well done Kath.
Thanks also to Jonathan Powe for organising Competitions; and to those who took part; better luck next time!
KMCC had four teams playing in the South West Federation croquet leagues this year. Next year we hope to have 5 teams.
The summary is:
Federation AC Won 2 Lost 4
B-League AC Won 1 Lost 3
GC Level Play Won 4 Lost 0 (Lost Semi-Final to Nailsea - eventual winners!)
GC H'cap Won 2 Draw 2 Lost 2
GC Friendly Played 8
The last friendly game of the season , at Hemptworth, was a close run match which the home team won 6 1/2 - 5 1/2.
Thank you to all those who played, supported, transported and catered for our matches.
KMCC Member Jonathan Powe will be going to New Zealand in 2018 for the World AC Championships.
Good luck Jonathan.
Sat Mar 17th Is the date fixed for our AGM.
Details to follow.