BLEWBURY CROQUET CLUB
 

Blewbury is a friendly village by the Berkshire Downs in south Oxfordshire just three miles outside Didcot, with a thriving croquet club. Our members come from many nearby towns and villages.

The club has two excellent full-size croquet lawns, built with major grant support from Sport England, the Croquet Association, and Vale of White Horse District and Blewbury Parish Councils, and others. We have a small purpose-built brick clubhouse with all mod cons.

We have between forty and fifty club members, but plenty of room for more, and four qualified coaches to help everyone. If you don't already know a member to talk to, see the contact details at the bottom of this page.


See the video below - just a few minutes of croquet players talking about their sport


We put on three open Association croquet tournaments every year, and play Association and Golf croquet league and friendly matches against other clubs. Some of our members play in individual competitions in the club, and others just play for fun.

The courts are open to members and interested newcomers seven days a week throughout the summer, and in winter subject to the weather - we must bow to snow and ice and flood. There is no restriction on who can join, and no joining fee, just the regular annual subscription, which is reduced for families, juniors, and distant members.

The club provides all the playing equipment needed, though players usually buy their own mallets once they decide to play regularly. You don't need any special clothing, just whatever you feel comfortable in, and no restrictions on colours. The only thing a new player does need before going on to the courts is a comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, so as not to risk damage to the flat lawns.

Email the Secretary for more details.

Contact any member to arrange a visit to try the game and the courts.

To join the Club, click here to download a membership form.

Here is a location map. It should open in a new browser tab or window.

You may also be able to find us by OS Grid Reference SU527856, by latitude and longitude 51.5665,-1.2410, or by the nearest post code OX11 9HB.

The club is reached by car from the A417 which runs through Blewbury. The turning into Boham's Road is marked at the western end of the village by a signpost to the Recreation Ground. Park in the Recreation Ground car park, a short way up Boham's Road on the left hand side.

Blewbury Croquet Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, affiliated to the Croquet Association and the Southern Croquet Federation.

 

LATEST

  • Call for entries to the AC Autumn Doubles on Saturday 26th August - easy games for everyone! Ask Paul Wolff for details.

  • Bruce Gallop (Blewbury) won the Open 2017 Blewbury and Harwell Weekend Handicap, beating the 2015 and 2016 winner Noel Harris (Eynsham) in the final.

  • Joe King won the CA's recent Hamptworth Advanced Singles Midweek Tournament, with five wins out of five in persistent rain, and qualified for a CA Gold Award for his first triple peel in tournament play.

  • Our golf croquet team in the Southern Croquet Federation handicap league have won the northern division, with six wins out of seven matches.

  • And more success - our 'A' team in the SCF Advanced AC league has won its class too.

  • Our annual AC match against the tourists from the Watford (Cassiobury) club local club ended in an honourable 4-4 tie, either side of lunch at The Blueberry.

  • In the Longman Inter-Club Trophies, for handicap AC, we entertained our opponents from Enfield magnificently in the second round, but the downside was that we lost the match. Enfield's official match report was very complimentary as to both our hosting (lunch at the Red Lion this time) and the quality of our lawns.

  • Can you help with white lining in August or September? It can be done inside half an hour before you start to play. Just put your name on the rota in the clubhouse (and remember to put your date in your diary too!).

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Blewbury Croquet Club