Lawn Clippings

Blewbury Croquet Club News

New coaching scheme
14 July 2013

Our newly appointed junior coach in action, whispering instructions to the novice.

Baby explaining how to play


Close Season Events
9 April 2012

January: Fun and Games Evening.

February: Quiz Evening.

More report.

March: Video Evening.

More report.

Business meetings - end of year 2011

5 September: Committee Meeting.

Main topics were the Loo Opening on 18 September, and preparations for the Club's Annual General Meeting on 19 September, including approval of the Rule changes that were needed to regularise the appointment of Tustees to hold the lease for the Club's grounds.

19 September: Annual General Meeting in the Melland Room.

Twenty members attended. In addition to the usual business of the AGM, the Members voted to adopt the amended Rules that had been proposed by the Committee. The appointment of the Trustees was ratified. The retiring President, Officers and other Committee members were all re-elected. Honorary Life Membership was accorded to Godfrey Nehring in recognition of his past services to the Club, notably as Lawns Manager during and following the construction of our present courts in 2003.

After the formal business was concluded, the President presented the Founder's Cup to Nick Butler, this year's winner, and the traditional wines, cheeses and puddings were tackled with customary enthusiasm.

17 October: Committee Meeting.

The final meeting of the calendar year reviewed the AGM, and assigned duties to the various Committee members for the year ahead, as well as checking that we had club members willing to take on the other necessary tasks. The winter programme was agreed.

Golf Croquet Autumn Doubles
3 September 2011

The hoop fairy is back from an extended holiday in Never-Never Land in time to catch up with the latest action on the lawns.

GC Autumn Doubles lineup

The 2011 Autumn Doubles (GC) was managed by Alan Stubbs and Barbara Williamson on Saturday 3rd September. Barbara reports:

Although the day started dampish it brightened during the afternoon and a great day was enjoyed by all taking part. There were eightmembers playing (see picture).

The top teams were:

Alan S/David MB- winners
David G/Barbara W -runners up

As an aside it was nice to see the other field being used for a large party barbie/picnic, with all the recent facilities being used and the field used too for other ball activities. My thanks too, to Rosemary for - once again - the delicious cakes.


They went down like nine-pins...
17 February 2011

On Saturday, 12th February, in the Astons Village Hall, the Club held an all-action skittles and supper (or was it supper and skittles?) evening.

Astons Village Hall supper tables

Susan Tilbrook organised it with the Social Events sub-committee, to whom many thanks. They report:

An evening of fun & laughter was enjoyed by over 50 people on Saturday. Everybody had at least two games of skittles but only one person managed to knock all nine pins down in both games (well done Barbara!). Green team were the overall winners. There was also a glittering treasure quiz around the room, and the Richards' opinion-polling pin board with a selection of proverbs and platitudes.

One supper table

A delicious supper of baked potatoes & choice of fillings was followed by heavenly deserts many people came back for seconds, thirds & even fourths!

We are now working towards our quiz evening on 19th March in Upton Village Hall and hope to see you all again then.

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