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 - dusk seven days per week except Monday (which is 2:00pm - dusk only) as lawns are maintained.
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 you just turn up.
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.
The lawns will open on Sat 24th March
There is a pre-season Newsletter, details and download in Members area.
There will be a work day to open the clubhouse and set up the lawns from 10:00am on Friday 23rd March. If you feel you can give some time to help please come along at 10:00am.
1) KMCC Member Jonathan Powe went to New Zealand in February for the AC World Championships and did very well. He was second in his block on the first round but lost to the top seed Reg Bamford on the first round of the knockout. However Jonathan was successful in the runner up contest and won the Silver Bowl. You can see his route to silver below:
2) Another KMCC member, Steve Leonard, has been chosen for the CA Golf Croquet Development squad.See below:
3) Not to be outdone Michelle Leonard won the 77th Hamptworthy Winter GC Handicap Singles Tournament.
Sat Mar 17th Is the date fixed for our AGM.
Notices and requests for nominations have been sent out to all members.
There will be a concert of English Music in memory of Jenny Dennis at
St Mary's Church, Dorchester Sat Mar 17th 7:30pm.
Match fixtures for 2018 are shown in the Teams section of this web site.
Friendly matches are fun...
"A lovely sunny day and everyone enjoyed the afternoon. Good tea!"
... says it all really!
Alwin is now taking bookings for friendly matches in 2018 season. This is a great way to get match practice without the pressure.
If you would like to play please contact Alwin.
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.
We are now booking dates for friendly matches in 2018 season.
Please contact us (attention Alwin Greder) for details.