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 six 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.
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.
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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.
Robin Brown won the Founder's Cup (level advanced association croquet), beating Deirdre Cochrane in the final.
Joe King won the Prebendal Manor Trophy (handicap association croquet), beating Steve Fisher in the final.
Mick Moore won the Icknield Trophy (handicap golf croquet), beating Paul Wolff in the final.
Bruce Gallop (Blewbury) won the Open 2017 Blewbury and Harwell Weekend Handicap, beating the 2015 and 2016 winner Noel Harris (Eynsham) in the final.
Our golf croquet team in the Southern Croquet Federation level play league made a fair showing in our first season, coming fifth out of seven with two match wins out of six.
Our golf croquet team in the SCF handicap league won the northern division, with six wins out of seven matches, but didn't manage to win the north/south playoff match against Hamptworth.
In the SCF advanced AC leagues, our A team won the A-level division, and our B team came second in the B-level division (losing the last and decisive match of the season 1-2 against High Wycombe).
In the SCF Handicap AC league, we didn't come last.
In national competitions organised by the CA, in the Longman, for handicap AC, we lost in the second round to the 2016 winners Enfield, and in the Mary Rose, for level play advanced AC, we lost early to this year's winners Watford.