Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023 Celebrating 30 Glorious Years
Enfield Croquet Club - 1993 to 2023Celebrating 30 Glorious Years

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Our 400th Competitive Club Match - and it was a home derby!

Thursday 11th May saw the Club's 400th competitive team match and what a tight match it was too.   The Enfield derby featuring Enfield East and Enfield West in the EACF GC Handicap tournament was played in sun and rain with the odd rumble of thunder!   Enfield East won 10-6 with a hoop difference of +15 so is top of the league meeting Newport Oaks next.  Regardless we ALL enjoyed a nice glass of fizz under the canopy of our gazebo to celebrate the landmark game!   Congratulations to Thomas Halliday, Frank Palmer, Dave Hill and Nicola Hyde against a valiant side of David Frost, Alan Bateman, Mary Grove and Nigel Owen.


And we also had the chance to try out our new Advanatage Handicap Scoreboards - which were great!

Robert Fulford Masterclass 

As part of our 30th Anniversary programme of events, we were honoured to have a masterclass from Britain's No 1 GC and AC player, Robert Fulford.


24 of us gathered on the lawns on Monday, 8th May to hear wise words around mallet swing, positioning of balls, general strategy and the what to do/what not to do's in games and some hot tips around jump shots.   He also recommended Ian Burridge's book, Golf Croquet for Tournament Players.


A both informative and enjoyable day all round - and thanks to Gillian Porter for arranging lunch.

Charity One Ball Competition Qualifier – Thursday, 27th April.  

Six players turned out in damp conditions to play the Enfield heat of the Charity One Ball, raising £70 for the UN Refugee Commission.  The goal - to find a qualifier to join Michael Broadway, a former Charity One Ball Champion of Champions, in the final at Subiton on 7th May.   Click on News to get the full story but suffice to say, Michael will be joined by his wife Frances.

The Season's First Win -Round 1 : The Murphy Shield 

Our first season’s Club win on Monday, 24th April with Enfield beating Watford at Cassiobury Park in this B level play match 4-3.   It was a very tight competition.   The best of three singles between Enfield’s Dave Hill and myself against Watford’s Eddie Chung and Steve Dennis all went to three matches culminating in a one-all draw.    The partnership of Brian Dawes and Kim Taylor in the doubles against Kevin Connolly and Alan Clark also went the whole way with Watford taking a one point lead.   Ultimately though, both Brian and Kim won their singles giving us that much needed two points to take us to round two when we shall be meeting Ealing. 

Contest at Compton

A lovely day was had by a dozen plus members of Enfield as they visited Compton Croquet Club in Eastbourne as part of our 30th Anniversary programme of events.    Hosted by our former Chair, Andrew and his wife Fiona Fall,  a full day of doubles and singles were played in high spirits.   Ultimately Compton won by a very narrow margin.  Thanks to all - and especially Andrew and Ian Moore for the excellent organisation and to Fiona and Compton for the excellent hospitality.    We must do it again!

Congratulations Thomas Halliday

... for being selected as Scotland's No 2 for the GC Home Internationals in Dublin in June –


... and to Thomas (again) and Kim Taylor for being invited by Lionel Tibble to be part of the CA’s International Performance Development Squad.

Enfield Croquet Club

Bush Hill Park Recreation Ground

Cecil Avenue

Enfield EN1 1PS