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Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)

In “Croquet: The Complete Guide” (1988) Anton Gill described Reid as “a flamboyant character of the gentleman adventurer type” who was “clearly a skilled player with a vision of democratised croquet”. His vision certainly extended to the prospect of gaining some personal financial advantage from the sport. He was minded to compete with “Monsieur” John […]

World Croquet

Croquet Around the World

Highlighting fun and interesting things that have happened in the world of croquet. We will showcase clubs, organisations and individuals who are getting more people playing more croquet in more places. If you have a story you would like featured, please email: Is this the Future of the Croquet Lawn? Spain is leading the […]


A Beddow replica?

The story of the Champion Cup (or Beddow Cup, as the trophy is now generally known) is a familiar one to students of croquet history and was re-told in the Gazette of June 2007. Presented by A E Beddow – a good but not renowned player – in 1901, for competition each year between the […]

Book Reviews

Golf Croquet For Tournament Players

BRAND NEW GC Book available to buy now in the Croquet England Shop Ian Burridge is an International golf croquet player and a previous winner of the the English National Singles, English First Eight, Welsh Championship and New Zealand Doubles titles. Golf Croquet for Tournament Players is a manual aimed at taking players through the […]

Croquet Books Player Information

Bisques, Breaks & Beyond

Roger Mills is a leading coach in the South West, and has published two books about playing AC, Getting Maximum Bang For Your Bisques and Taming The Triple. His third book, Bisques, Breaks and Beyond, has just been published and I asked him to tell me why he had written the books. This is what he told me … […]

Player Interviews

An interview with Debbie Lines

Interview by Giles Pepperell Home Club Peterborough Croquet Club Potted playing history – from first picking up a mallet to current play  – including what influenced you to start. My family started playing croquet at a hotel in Cromer, Norfolk when I was just six years old. The same families came back year after year […]

Lawn Maintenance

Lawn Maintenance

Croquet England partner Duncan Hector has prepared some lawn maintenance tips. Mowing It is normal to mow croquet lawns at least twice a week. For flat lawns the optimum cut height is 5mm, on undulating lawns it is often necessary to increase the height to reduce ball wandering. If the mower is not cutting cleanly, […]

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