Results, Events and News page for 2019 Season
CA GC Grass Roots – Level Play – Thursday 23/05/2019
We had 12 entrants, but one has dropped out. So currently we have 11 entrants. The winner and possibly the runner up will qualify for the National Final at Bath Croquet Club on Sunday 1st September 2019. If any more Members wish to enter please let me know by 18:00 on Wednesday 22/05/2019. This deadline is to allow the completion and printing of the Order of Play, etc. Players should arrive by 09:30 to start at 10:00. There are likely to be 5 block games followed by a semi-final, final and 3rd/4th place play off. Spectators are welcome. This will be an ideal watch for new and prospective members following our come & try day.
EACF GC Open League – Tuesday 21/05/2019
Hunstanton beat Norwich 12-8
Hunstanton won 3 of the 4 doubles games and 9 of the 16 singles games, despite the dramatic snapping of a mallet shaft during the first round of doubles.
CA GC Inter-Club – Sunday 19/o5/2019
Nottingham beat Hunstanton 7-0.
We are grateful to Nottingham for their hospitality and wish them well in the defence of their title.
Come & Try Day – Saturday 18 May 2019
It was good to see a considerable number of club members turn out to assist the 18 people who attended the afternoon. A couple refreshed their AC skills. Some remembered Garden Croquet. Most were introduced to Golf Croquet for the first time. All were given a warm welcome and encouraged to return on club afternoons. We wish them well.
EACF GC B-Level League
Hunstanton 5.5 v 14.5 Chelmsford – Thursday 9 May 2019
We hosted Chelmsford. They won all 4 doubles and 10.5 of the Singles games. Hunstanton won 5.5 of the singles games. The hoop tally was Chelmsford 119 – 100 Hunstanton. Congratulations to Chelmsford for a good win.
EACF GC Handicap League
Colchester 4 v 14 Hunstanton – Tuesday 7 May 2019
We are grateful to Colchester for their hospitality. Hunstanton won both of the Doubles and 12 of the 16 Singles games. The hoop tally was Hunstanton 111 – 83 Colchester. Christine Thirtle-Watts had her GC handicap cut to 7.
CA AC Robert Prichard Weekend – 4-6 May 2019
Congratulations to Mark Avery this year’s winner.
Results may be seen on croquet scores at: https://croquetscores.com/2019/ac/robert-pritchard-weekend/swiss-1
Report on CA website at: https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=6648&pup=y
Treasurer 06/05/2019 updated 15/05/2019
Four Hunstanton players participated in a CA GC C-Level tournament at Surbiton. The results are available on croquet scores at the following link:
Congratulations to David Brame on coming second and having his GC handicap cut from 10 to 8; and to Christine Thirtle-Watts for coming third. There were also good results for Susan Boxell and Sarah Brame.
A report should be available on the CA’s website in a few days time.
The following are links to both the CA and EACF websites to allow you to follow these inter-club competitions.
The Croquet Association:
GC Federations Shield
The East Anglian Croquet Federation:
GC Open League
GC B Level League
GC Handicap League
CA GC Murphy Shield – Hunstanton beat Wrest Park by 4.5. to 2.5 matches at home on Friday 26 April 2019. The team have won a place in the Quarter Finals of this national inter-club competition.
EACF GC Open League – Ipswich beat Hunstanton by 12 matches to 8 in the away fixture. The net hoop difference was 110 to 107. Results to be reported on the EACF’s website and croquet rankings in due course by the home team. We are grateful to Ipswich for their hospitality. There was a handicap change for David Brame from 11 to 10.
Date changes for your diary
It has become necessary to make the following changes to the previously published calendar for 2019.
The ‘Come & Try’ Day has been moved from Saturday 27th April 2019 to Saturday 18th May 2019.
The GC Green Shutters Doubles (Handicap) has been moved from Thursday 25th July 2019 to Thursday 1st August 2019.
We regret any inconvenience caused.
Treasurer on behalf of the Committee 09/03/2019
Early Season Internal GC Handicap Match on Thursday 25 April 2019
5 Lawns have been booked for this day for an early season internal handicap match, in preparation for the season’s CA and EACF inter-club matches.
New GC Rule Books – Would anyone interested in purchasing a rule book through the club please let me know asap. The price is expected to be £5.00 per copy.
Noel Gill – 08/03/2019
Message from The CA – “Croquet Tour to South Australia – November 2019”
Dear Club Secretary,
Andrew Larpent asked me to send this flyer to all clubs. Can you please circulate it with your members.
All enquiries, please go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from The Croquet Association – “Croquet Women’s Group” – 13/02/2019
I would be very grateful if you would forward the following message to your members for consideration:
We have recently created a Google Group to encourage more competitive croquet amongst our women players. The group is to be used as a communication tool to share knowledge and provide guidance towards entering competitive and hopefully advanced croquet tournaments. Please note this group is not exclusively for women to join, all croquet players are welcome.
We already have over 50 women players from the UK and rest of the world, where we can hear about and learn from some experiences from other countries. I am a strong believer that playing competitive croquet isn’t just about the croquet, it’s also about planning, knowing what tournaments exist and having courage to take the next steps towards a higher level of play.
Regardless of your current standard of play, whether you only play handicap games on the club roll up days, fill in for the local League match or only play Advanced Tournaments or Championship events, we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to join the group please visit https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/womens-croquet or contact me direct for an invitation (email@example.com). Please feel free to share this link/ e-mail with other who you think might be interested.
AC International Performance Director
07766 720 830
COFFEE MORNING – NORFOLK LAVENDER – 10:30 – 12:30 – Tuesday 12th
(NOT 8th) February 2019
I hope you are all well and have escaped the various colds that have been circulating since Christmas!
This is a gentle reminder about the 100 Club as we have only received a handful of applications back. Janet is eagerly waiting to receive them so just in case you may have mislaid the application form I attach this for you so that you can bring it along to the coffee morning on the 12th at the Norfolk Lavender Farm. Janet will be there or if you are unable to come along pop it in the post to her.
It’s not too long now to the new season. In March we will be busy getting the club ready.
We look forward to seeing on the coffee morning until then.
Sarah Brame, HCC Club Secretary 31/01/2019
PS: This will also be an opportunity for those of you who have not already done so, to renew your subscriptions for 2019. Treasurer 31/01/2019.
Information for All Members for 2019
The CA has adopted the World Croquet Federations Rules for Golf Croquet you can download a copy by clicking on the link below:
Additionally, we have revised and re-issued our Information Pack for New Members you can download a copy by clicking on the link below:
Annual Mailing of Newsletter & Forms for 2019
Following the 2018 AGM the Committee, and some volunteers, have been making preparations for next season.
We have emailed / posted the following documents to each member for information and action and return with payments as appropriate:
- Annual Newsletter
- 2019 Calendar
- Membership Renewal form
- Gift Aid Declaration form for donations (if applicable) &
- Hundred Club Application form.
It is appreciated that a few of you have already visited the club’s website and returned completed forms with your payments – Thank you.
The Croquet Association’s data sharing agreement for club membership data wef 12/11/2018
In brief, as a member of this club, you are entitled to Standard membership of the Croquet Association (CA), if you do not currently subscribe individually to it (as a Premium member). Standard membership will give you access to the Croquet Gazette, entitle you to play in calendar tournaments and influence the running of the sport.
To take advantage of this your consent is required, to enable the club to share your contact details and other croquet related data (such as handicaps) with the CA, and for you to appear in the directory in the members only section of its website. We do NOT share any financial related information we may hold, such as bank or credit card details.
For information about the data to be shared and how it will be used, please see
We have revised out 2019 Membership Renewal Forms to reflect the changes. Your consent to data sharing with the CA will be recorded on the reverse of these forms and the CA directory updated on receipt of your completed forms for 2019. These can be downloaded from the foot of our Home page.
If your contact details change during the year please inform the Club Secretary and Club Treasurer. You should also update your personal details including handicap changes on the CA’s Members Directory accessible using the following link:
Login using your email address and your current CA password, then your personal details tabs as appropriate.
Two coffee mornings have been arranged at Norfolk Lavender from 10:30-12:30 on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and again at the same time on Tuesday 12 February 2019.
Treasurer on behalf of Pat Dawson
This page was last reviewed on 30/11/2018 in preparation for the 2019 Season and updated on 21/05/2019.