Upcoming Events


AGM - Saturday 24 November
Christmas Dinner - Sunday 9 December


All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet fixture (H) - provisional - Monday 3 June

Lawns Update

A lawn inspection on 7 November showed plenty of new grass (the picture below clearly shows growth in the scarification lines), although some patches remain rather bare and will probably need further reseeding in the new year.

After the contractors finished top dressing in mid-October, the lawns were watered daily for around ten days by (in various combinations) Alan Bateman, John Street, Michael Broadway, Philip Hawes, Fiona Fall and Andrew Fall. To the intense relief of all concerned, a few wet days allowed this relatively gentle but not terribly interesting work to be suspended towards the end of the month.

It may be necessary to remove fallen leaves from the lawn at some point soon but, for now, with rain forecast during the coming week, no further watering is planned and we will let nature take its course until the new growth is strong enough to be mown.


Please watch out for emails about lawn work later in the month, and volunteer to help if you have any time that you can commit to these efforts.


Andrew Fall

Quiz Night

Friday 2 November


Our second Quiz Night was held at Enfield Cricket Club’s congenial clubhouse and was much enjoyed by all who attended.

Iris and Les Tilley and family dealt with the questions and Marian Cuckson and Valerie Rennie organised the food and refreshments.

Andrew Fall’s team were the winners yet again!

All proceeds - just under £300 - to Club funds, many thanks to everyone involved.

EACF B Level Final

Enfield win 4 - 3

30 September



Enfield’s GC Handicap Knockout Final

Won by Henry Hobbs


Henry beat David Frost 7 - 3

29 September


Enfield’s GC Level Play Knockout Competition.

Won by Henry Hobbs


Henry beat Brian Dawes 7 - 6

28 September



Ladies GC Handicap knockout Final

Won by Mary Grove


Mary beat Frances 7 - 6
25 September


AC Handicap Knockout Final

Won by Michael Broadway

Michael beat David Frost 26 - 17
17 September

Croquet Association AC All England Handicap Final 7 and 8 September at Wrest Park

Thomas Halliday wins


Fantastic - well done Thomas


Chairman's Cup 3 September

Nicola Hyde beat Brian Sturt to win the Chairman's Cup




Edgbaston GC C-level 3 September


Thomas Halliday wins


Very well Thomas

All-England AC Handicap Regional Final at Surbiton


Thomas Halliday qualified for the National Final next weekend at Wrest Park.


Twelve players played five matches each over two days. Thomas was the high handicap player but won four out of five and qualified for the national final in second place (three-way tie from first to third broken by quality of opponent).


Very well done Thomas 


Letchworth Reds v West Friday 30 August

Lost 12.5 - 5



Gardening Thursday 30 September


A beautiful sunny morning when Nicola, Mick, Phillip and Alan B cut away a large amount of the overgrown shrub area in the bed adjacent to the north end of lawn two in just a couple of hours.


Thank you all.


Marian Hardy

All England GC Handicap Competition Semi Final


28 players took part in the area finals of the competition which David Barnicoat won last year.


David Frost and Marian Hardy travelled to Surbiton where an excellent day's play was organised including lunch and a cream tea.


Everyone played 7 games.


Marian won her group and both qualified for the finals at Hunstanton 22 - 23 September.


Marian pleased to report that the organisers of the event lowered her handicap from 16 to 11.


Very well done to both.

Leighton Linslade v North Friday 24 August  GC B Level

Won 6 - 1

Through to Final on Sunday 30 September at Newport


Newport Elms v West 21 August GC Handicap

Lost 5 - 13

Dave Hill, Des, Andrew, Alan Bateman

Star player Dave Hill won all his 4 singles. Des won 1.

North v Newport Hawks GC B Level 17 August

Won 7 - 0

Team David Barnicoat, Peter Brock, Des Taylor, Andrew Fall.

Hoop difference 106 - 56.


Guildford and Godalming Golf Croquet B-Level Level Play Tournament 4 August

Henry Hobbs loses 7 - 4 in the Final

A very long day on extremely fast, dry lawns and baking sunshine. Very well done Henry.


Newport Harriers 3 August

Won 4 - 3

Report to follow


Level v Colchester 30 July

GC Open Play


Report to follow


Level v Ipswich 27 July


Report to follow

AELTC v An Enfield Eight - Level friendly 26 July

Lost 6 - 7


Pictures Mary's and David's


Enfield v Northampton AC 23 July

Won 6 - 0


North v Letchworth Kites 13 July

Won 6 - 1



Newport Oaks v East 10 July
Won 11.5 - 6.5

Report to follow


West v Letchworth Blues 9 July

Won 14 - 4


Enfield v Nottingham 6 July Longman Cup

Lost 2 - 5


Meldreth v East 5 July

Lost 6 - 4

Report to follow

Hunstanton B Level Play 30 June


Henry wins the tournament.


Lost first game 6-7 then won the next 4 games to enter the semi final. Won semi final 7-2, and won 7-6 in final.


10:00 to 19:30. A long day!

Melgrave v Enfield 30 June AC

2 - 2


Thursday 28 June
Marian Cuckson and Mary Grove came first and second in the Croquet Academy's GC Coached High Bisque Tournament (Handicap 10+) at Southwick


West v Meldreth 28 June

Won 15½ to 2½

First external team game for Marian Hardy



West v Newport Oaks 22 June

Won 16 - 2



North v Wrest Park 18 June

Won 4 - 3

Report to follow


Letchworth GC 3 - 8 Handicap Friday 8 June


Des Taylor lost 8 - 10 in the Final
Andrew Fall was in the Semi Final


East v Newport Elms 4 June

Won 10 - 8



Letchworth Falcons v North 21 May

Won 6 - 1


Wrest Park GC Level Play 3 - 8, 16 May


Dave Hill wins

Henry is third

Letchworth Blues v East 11 May

Won 12.5 - 5.5



Wrest Park v Enfield AC 17 May

Won 5 - 2




West v East 9 May

Won 10 - 8

Report to follow


Enfield v St Albans 7 May AC

Won 5 - 1



Camerton and Peasdale v Enfield 4 May - National Murphy Shield

Lost 2 - 5


Watford v Enfield AC 25 April

Drew 3 - 3


Internal Doubles Tournament 23 April


Won By Mary Grove and Henry Hobbs

Runners Up Alan Foott and Ian Moore

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