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 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.
Current copies of SW Federation Magazine SWAN are now available in the clubhouse.
The draws for
AC 26pt Knockout,
AC 14pt League and
GC Knockout Handicap Competitions are available in the clubhouse and in the members area of this web site.
The remaining workshops are:
Introduction to AC Mon 16th, 23rd, 30th April 2:00pm- places are limited so contact Rosemary Gugan beforehand.
GC Rules 2nd May
KMCC Club Rules were amended at the AGM in March. A copy of the new rules is available to download in the Membership section of this website.
Membership renewal is now due.
Please send £62 to Ian Blaby by cheque or bank transfer.
Please see membership section for details.
The programme for 2018 has been published.You can download it from the Members Area.
There is an April Newsletter: details and download also in Members area.
1) Michelle Leonard was runner up at the Russell Barter GC handicap Cup held at Cheltenham on Friday 13th April.Losing in the final to Stuart Smith a handicap 0 player!!
GC Level Play match 1st May is the first match of the season. Not long now...
Match fixtures for 2018 are shown in the Teams section of this web site.
KMCC are considering entering a team for the CA Short Croquet Inter club Tournament. This is AC game for handicap 16 - 24. If interested please contact Jonathan by 30th April.
Jonathan finally got some good weather for his "Thinking Ahead" workshop.
The second group of the day were given problems to solve as well as shown some useful practice routines.
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.