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.
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 link above for a diagram of directions from A35.
Lawns are open 10:00am - 7:00pm seven days per week except Monday (which is 2:00pm - 7:00pm only) as lawns are maintained Monday am.
Wednesday is Golf Croquet club day and
Thursday is Association Croquet Club day.
On these days there is a good chance of a game if members just turn up at 10:00am or 2:00pm.
Either style of croquet can be played on other days but you may want to contact another member beforehand to be sure to get a game.
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.
Members can bring guests to play at KMCC for a fee of £4 per person per day. The fee includes use of club equipment.
If visitors do not know a member then please contact us with details when you would like to play and we will try to find a member to act as host.
KMCC welcome friendly matches (GC or AC) with other croquet clubs.
Please contact our secretary Alwin Greder for details.
CA Standard Membership offer is still open. Please see details on Membership page or contact Ian Blaby to get free CA standard membership.
Congratulations to Kath Burt who has been chosen to be part of the England Ladies team in New Zealand.
Congratulations to Jonathan Powe who won the English National GC Doubles Championship with a bit of help from David Nicholson.
The treasurer requests that any outstanding claims for match travel or catering expenses be submitted soon.
Jonathan Powe and Steve Leonard have been chosen by CA to play in the GC over 50s World Championship in Egypt in October. Good luck guys.
Welcome: to new members Louise de Mattos, Colin and Glynis Blyth, Reg Smith, Chris Pacey, and Hilary Bristow, and welcome back Sue Moon.
Tues Sept 18th GC friendly vs Charlton
Sun Oct 7th Last Hurrah - final fun day of the season & pack up. Volunteers needed; please contact Iain Harborow.
Hamptworth AC winter series tournaments : Oct 2018 - March 2019. See the link on Playing Croquet page.
Also details are in the clubhouse for :
Camerton & Peasdown "64" GC Progressive Doubles Sun 30th Sept sign-up in clubhouse closes 24th Sept
Hamptworth GC Level Play Singles Sat and Sun 13th and 14th Oct (2 events)
AC Fed have now played 6, won 3, lost 3. Good result in a tough league.
AC Int : 2 wins 3 lost.
AC B League ended the season 3 wins and 2 losses. Well done.
GC Level play 5 wins 2 losses Well done.
Golf H'cap ended the season 2 wins and 4 losses.
August Newsletter is now out. Go to the members area to download a copy.
Club Competitions: are now in final stages.
AC 26pt Knockout,
AC 14pt Short Croquet League and
GC Knockout Handicap Competitions
Draw info is available in the clubhouse and in the members area, please check to see when you need to complete your games.
The Dorset WI county tournament was won by Michelle and Jane.