Kingston Maurward Croquet Club
Heads Up: there will be another EGM on Thursday 10th October to decide between two sites for our new home. 21 days notice will be sent soon.
Hard luck Jonathan coming second to Ian Lines in the CA Chairman's Salver competition this weekend.
A note from the Chairman - as at 9th September
At the EGM some initial information was given to you about a potential site for our croquet club at Winterborne Stickland. I can now inform you that the relevant sub-committee of the Parish Council there (the site owner) has confirmed that they are keen for us to go there. Our next step is to obtain a report on the state of the grass etc. from the contractor who reported on our other sites. Your committee can then meet to compare the offerings from the two willing providers with a view to reporting by e-mail to members and putting the relevant decision to you. We will be coming back to you towards the end of the month.
Final Hurrah will take place on Wed Sept 25th from 2:00pm. Fun games and activities followed by drinks and finger food. Please register with Ian Blaby if you are interested or if you can bring some drink or food.
Lawns will close for the last time on Sunday 6th Oct.
Final Day will be Sunday Oct 6th
Volunteers needed please to help pack everything into clubhouse and equipment shed.
Links to the slides and chairman's report for those unable to attend are available in the members section.
Casterbridge Cup was won by Kath Burt
The latest issue of Cygnet, the SWF newsletter, can be found in the members area.
Internal club competitions continue, don't forget to complete your rounds
Newsletter Sept19 has been sent out and can be downloaded from members area.
Upcoming Events on the lawns
GC Friendly(ish) vs East Dorset Fri 6th Sept.
Last Hurrah : fun day Wed 25th Sept 2:00pm
Final Work Day: Sun 6th Oct
To Jonathan Powe and and Stephen Custance-Baker who won the English National GC Doubles Championship at Hunstanton.
AC Fed P 3 W 2 L 1
AC Int P 3 W 1 L 3
GC Level P 4 W 4 L 0
GC H'cap P6 W 1 L 5
English GC Doubles Champions 2019
Welcome to the website of Kingston Maurward Croquet Club.
We are a small, friendly club currently 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
Monday pm is Association Croquet Club session.
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.
Fun days are held once every 4-6 weeks
Private Booking Our lawns can be booked for private events such as a wedding party or charity events.