REIGATE PRIORY CROQUET CLUB
Reigate Priory Croquet Club

Have you ever thought of playing croquet?

You may not have known that there is a croquet club in Reigate. Here are some of the members of the Reigate Priory Croquet Club (RPCC) at the annual BBQ

Note: Welcome to the RPCC website. If you would like to contact the Croquet Club please send an email to reigatecroquetclub@yahoo.co.uk.

Alternatively, please call the Secretary: 01737-645355

This website is maintained by Alan Slade/Martin Peacock and was last updated on 16th May 2016.

Come and Try Croquet

There are roll up sessions on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings where visitors are welcome to try Croquet and meet some of the members. So if you woulds like to try you will be welcome.

News and Events

The first event of the season on March 20th was the Annual Charity one ball event and this was well attended and the winner of a closely fought competition was John Dawson who will now represent the Club at the National Event to be held in Surbiton in May.

Update - John played at Surbiton where he won 3 out of of 6 games but enjoyed the day.

The Secretary's Choice was well attended with 19 members participating and was won by John Knight and Michael Bye after a play off.

The Centre Stage event, held over a weekend had Sue Rice winning on the Saturday and Doug Dykes winning the Sunday so those 2 will now play off in the final later in the year.

The Club participated in the local Festival of Sport in Priory Park and Laurence set up 2 half lawns with difficulty as grass was rather long and ground very hard.

Freda and John brought the rest of equipment by car and were ready for business by 10.30. We had no interest until after fun run but after 2 pm several adults and quite a few children tried croquet. By 3.30 it was all over and we were thankful for a lovely sunny day.

Thanks to Laurence Hughes, Alan Slade, Sue Rice, Geoff Gunton, and Simon Ling for their help.

Team News

The first match of the season was the Mary Rose match and our team lost to a strong Surbiton team. This is an advanced play association event and the first time we have entered so it was useful experience for our team

On Friday 6th May we visited Cheam for the first GC friendly of the season. A very enjoyable day was had by all playing on their very fast, full-sized lawn, which is also used, very successfully for Bowls.

The result was an honourable draw. Friendlies are to be recommended as a very good way of gaining match experience in relaxed company.