Results, Events and News page for 2020 Season


The contents of this page has been simplified and contains:

Newsletter April 2020(Click on link to download) HCC – Newsletter – April 2020

Questionnaire April 2020(Click on link, download, save, edit & email to Treasurer) HCC – Consultation Questionnaire – 04-04-2020

 *** 23 responses received as at 08/04/2020 – THANK YOU! ***

Message from Chairman as at 22/03/2020

Frequently Asked Questions – Updated as new issues arise

Link to CA website for croquet related advice and guidance – Information (NB: CA Council Meeting on Sat 28 March 2020)

Club Closure Notice issued by website, email and post on 17/03/2020 – Information

Dates for your diary (pre-coronavirus) – Under review

Message from Chairman

I hope everyone is and will stay safe.  The committee has taken these measures according to all the advice available, with the health and safety of all members in mind.

We will keep you informed of any changes and will hope to reopen the club when it is safe to do so.

With best wishes to you all.

Janet Kendal

Chairman, Hunstanton Croquet Club 22/03/2020

Below is a link to a document containing our thoughts on managing the club during this unprecedented time:

HCC – Strategy Options for Management of Club in response to Coronavirus Pandemic as at 19-03-2020 Updated 04-04-2020

In case of query or suggestions you can contact the Chairman or Treasurer by email via the contact us page.  Emails are usually checked daily.

Chairman: or Treasurer:

Please stay safe.

Treasurer on behalf of the Committee as at 20/03/2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Last updated 04/04/2020

Question Answer
Are subscriptions still payable for 2020? Yes – Subscriptions should continue to be paid in full (use form on the Home page and send to Treasurer).  The club relies on these to pay fixed running costs (like rent, insurance, utilities and other services). 

If you are intending to renew your membership, but have not yet done so, please let the Treasurer know so that your Hunstanton / CA membership is not ‘deactivated’.

Will the 100  Club continue to run? Yes – The Hundred Club will be run remotely with the first draw taking place at the end of April 2020.  If you want tickets, please contact Janet Kendal.
What should I do with trophies? RetainPlease keep trophies until they can be returned to the club, either when the tournament is next played or when the club re-opens.  This will help to save unnecessary travel and other risks.
Will Hunstanton be participating in any CA or EACF inter-club leagues in 2020? No – We have withdrawn Hunstanton’s teams for 2020, but hope to resume these matches in 2021.
What will happen to CA and Club tournaments for the rest of the year? Under review – month by month.

CA Tournaments to May have been cancelled and refunds offered, unless players wish to donate the entry fee to the host club.  Our thanks to those who have already done so.

Beyond June attempts are being made to postpone and reschedule where possible.  At best the season is likely to be severely curtailed.  If things change we will let you know.

Treasurer as at 20/03/2020 and last updated 04/04/2020

Coronavirus – latest information and advice from the Croquet Association (CA)

Coronavirus – Latest Information and Advice

This contains links to additional information relevant to the management of CA tournaments and is being updated regularly by the CA.

Treasurer as at 10:00 23/03/2020

NB: The CA Council will be meeting (by teleconference) on Saturday, 28th March, to review its decisions and plan more strategically for the next few months and beyond.

We will take their guidance into account when deciding what is appropriate for our club, membership and players.

Treasurer as at 15:00 25/03/2020


Your committee has made this decision to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus. We are following advice from the Government and guidance from The Croquet Association. Given the club’s demographic we are taking a ‘better safe than sorry’ approach. We will provide further information as the situation develops. Please check the News page of the club’s website.

Please note that the lawns and clubhouse remain closed until further notice. There will not be any hoop holes, so no play or practice will be possible. As many of you will know hoop setting requires a ‘gathering’ of people to do all the marking out and hoop placement.

Immediate actions will include:

  • Postponement of Club Preparation Weekend (21-22/03/2020 to be rearranged)
  • Postponement of Hoop Setting (26/03/2020 to be rearranged)
  • Postponement of Internal Club GC HC Match (16/04/2020 to be rearranged)
  • Cancellation of Community Event Stall at Hunstanton Town Hall (Janet Kendal 17/04/2020)
  • Cancellation of Come & Try Day (25/04/2020)
  • Cancellation of CA tournaments to 07/06/2020 (Robert Prichard, A-Level & Over Fifties) & refund of entry fees
  • Cancellation of external social evenings (Pat Dawson)
  • Remaining 2020 Calendar to be kept under review (Committee)
  • CA GC Inter-Club & Murphy fixtures to be reviewed (Noel Gill) – Hunstanton has withdrawn from these for 2020
  • EACF GC League Open, B-level & Handicap fixtures to be reviewed (Noel Gill) – Hunstanton has withdrawn from these for 2020
  • Committee Meeting of 30/04/2020 to review the situation for the rest of 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these exceptional circumstances, and trust that you will agree that these actions are in everyone’s best interest.

Simon Carter, President Hunstanton Croquet Club has endorsed this approach saying, ‘It’s always hard to strike the right balance between public safety and maintaining our way of life. However, given the worsening situation and the advice from the government, I feel that this is the responsible step to take at this time.  Take good care, Simon.’

Treasurer for and on behalf of the Committee 10:15 17/03/2020.

Dates for your diary – Pending re-opening of club after coronavirus
Date & Status Event
Due from 1 January 2020

To be paid by 31 March 2020

Annual Membership Subscriptions are due by 31 March 2020.

Forms sent out by email/post with November Newsletter

2020 Season – VACCANT Club Secretary – This post is vacant.

Details were provided in the November Newsletter

Expressions of interest to Chairman HCC

Thursday 26 March 2020

09:00 onwards


Club preparation and lawn setting – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Set Hoops is also POSTPONED until further notice – Contact Noel Gill

2020 Season – Teams Withdrawn


Expressions of interest to play in any of Hunstanton Croquet Club’s GC Teams in:

CA National: Murphy Shield & Inter-Club Teams

EACF Regional: Open, B-Level & Handicap League Teams

& Other Internal Team Events – Contact Noel Gill

Saturday 13 June 2020


EACF GC Wheeler Shield – Inter-counties – Colchester Croquet Club
Saturday 11 July 2020


EACF GC Champions Day (Level & Handicap)
Thursday 30 July 2020


REVISED DATE FOR GGSD – Golf Green Shutters Doubles

Moved from Thursday 23/07/20 to Thursday 30/07/20

Thursday mornings 2019


Volunteers for Winter Working Parties – Contact Noel Gill

Critical work completed

Thursday 6th February 2020 10:30-12:30


Coffee Morning at Norfolk Lavender – Organiser Pat Dawson

Successful attended by a couple of dozen members

Thursday 16 April 2020


Internal GC Match for Team Players – Organiser Noel Gill
Friday 17 April 2020 14:30-17:30


Volunteers for Hunstanton Croquet Club stand at Hunstanton Town Council’s Community Event – Volunteers have contacted Chairman

Page last updated on 25/03/2020