Croquet is fun, competitive, social and everyone can play on an equal level regardless of sex or age. It’s a game of strategic thinking, skill and eye-to-ball contact and focuses on four balls, six hoops and a mallet. It has been described a bit like snooker on grass and is great for day-to-day health and well-being.
If you are interested in knowing more, please email Secretary@enfieldcroquet.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
In the meantime, please do click on this link to learn a little more about the game. The two films further below also provide a useful overview of the game - and how we are able to play safely and socially-distanced.
More pictures from the course can be found here.
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GC Grass Roots Cup Returns To Enfield
The battle for the national cup took place at Watford's Club grounds on Sunday, 5th September and saw 16 players from around the UK competing. After six tightly fought games, Nicola Hyde successfully came through as the winner and brings home the Cup that was previously won by Club member David Hill in 2017.
Nicola is seen here with Croquet Association's President Quiller Barrett who presented the trophy.
Enfield Takes On Wrest Park
On Friday, 3rd September, Enfield played Wrest Park in a match which would decide who would win the Central & West area league and play Chelmsford in this year's GC B Level final at Watford on Sunday, 19th September.
Our team of David Barnicoat, Kim, Thomas & Ian got off to a good start by winning both their doubles matches. The first round of singles finished 2-2 with Kim and Ian winning their games. In the second singles round Thomas, Kim and David all won. Things improved even further in the next round when a clean sweep for Enfield gave the home team an unassailable lead. Only Thomas won in the final singles round but with the match won the team were entitled to relax a little.
WI Field Dames Take To The Lawns
We were delighted to welcome 12 members from the Field Dames group of the WI on the evening of Monday, 16th August 2021. Under the watchful and informative coach, Brian Dawes, the ladies were shown the fundalmentals of the croquet game and after some useful exercises, soon embarked on their first game. An enjoyable time was had from participants and members who assisted and we very much hope that we may see some, if not all of them again on the lawns in the not too distant future.
EACF GC Handicap - Enfield East v Stony Stratford
Enfield East welcomed the lovely team from Stony Stratford on 2nd August for the match which we won 13-5. This means that whilst we are now top of the league we cannot be complacent and there is everything to play for at our next match on 13th August against Leighton Linslade.
First Club 10:10 Tournament Held
Despite the occasional shower, 16 members had a fun morning playing 10:10. A toughly fought match saw David Frost the winner by just one point followed by Mary Grove and Kim Taylor.
Further pictures here.
ECC Welcomes New Members
We are delighted to welcome 14 new members to the Club following the very successful three week introduction to croquet course. We look forward to playing with them! Members can see who these individuals are by visiting the Members Area - Gallery.
New Season Commences
The new season has started - and we are enjoying the opportunity to be back on the lawns playing croquet with friends and fellow members in a socially distanced way. We're also busy honing our skills in readiness for the various competitive fixtures which are being arranged - details to be announced shortly.
Club afternoons are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 2 pm onwards.
As ever, we need to follow all Covid full guidelines and recommendations details of which can be found on this link.