Croquet Communique

This weekend, 3rd and 4th October, 2020, see two important fixtures on the Croquet Lawn:

National Interclub Golf Croquet Tournament, Saturday 3rd October

The final of the National Interclub Golf Croquet Tournament will take place between Roehampton Club and Nottingham Croquet Club (the Holders).

The Roehampton Club team, (handicaps in brackets), of Tim Russell, Captain, (-2), Harry Fisher, (-4), Dan Pearson, (-1), and Mark Van Loon, (-3), will face stiff opposition from a Nottingham side full of Internationals, James Death, (-4), Ian Burridge, (-4), Richard Bilton, (- 4), and Alain Giraud, (-3).

Match Schedule – Starting at 11am, Saturday 3rd October

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Match and Lawn

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Player/s and Opponent/s

Match 1 on Lawn 2

Harry Fisher and Mark Van Loon vs James Death and Ian Burridge

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Match 2 on Lawn 3

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Tim Russell vs Alain Giraud

Match 3 on Lawn 1

Dan Pearson vs Richard Bilton

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Match 4 on Lawn 3

Harry Fisher vs James Death

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Match 5 on Lawn 1

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Mark Van Loon vs Ian Burridge

Match 6 and 7 on Lawn 2 Double-Banked

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Tim Russell vs Richard Bilton

Dan Pearson vs Alain Giraud

Annual Hurlingham Bowl Association Croquet Match

Sunday 4th October, 2020, sees the playing of the annual Hurlingham Bowl AC match between Roehampton Club and Hurlingham Clubs. There will be eight players on each side, and the matches start at 10am.

Second Family Croquet Afternoon on Sunday 20th September 2020

The croquet section was delighted to welcome children, aged 10+ accompanied by a parent, to experience a game of croquet. We had two sessions to cope with the demand, and seven groups, totalling twenty people, attended, and had an enjoyable afternoon.



After maintenance week, the nights will be drawing in, so don’t forget to use the floodlights, on lawns one and two, (just ask the team at Reception to turn them on, and off when you have finished).

A semi-final of the Clubs Level Doubles was the first match to use them this autumn.


Lawn Closures

The lawns will be closed on Friday 2nd October, and Lawn Maintenance is due to begin on Monday 5th October.

Recent Results

Golf Croquet Level Doubles Final was won by Sam Russell and Mark Van Loon, (7-6, 7-5), against Nicholas Halton and Peter Siddall. The third time they have played each other in this competition, with one match each, until this final.


Enjoy your croquet and keep safe!

Mike Pattison, Croquet Captain