Welcome to Reigate Priory Croquet Club

In general, not much is known about croquet, but hidden away in a corner of Reigate, Surrey, our club has been established for nearly 100 years, catering for members of all ages, from all walks of life. A sociable and fun past-time, with the potential for games to range from simple and carefree, to devilishly tactical, croquet is a low-impact sport, which is easy… Read more →

Reigate Wins at Southwick!

There were three players from Reigate Priory entered into the AC Advanced Tournament at Southwick, 21/22 Sept – Andrew Grey, Roger Tedstone and Neil Coote. Neil & Roger were in the Solomon Trophy, the main event, and Andrew in the Sussex Tumblers. The main event was done as a knockout, and the other was done as a block with all… Read more →

B League vs Sussex County

On a very hot day Reigate’s team of Frank, Simon, Joyce and Phil turned up at Southwick for the B league match against Sussex County. Frank and Joyce had a torrid time of it despite their bisque advantage, and nothing seemed to go right. They eventually lost by 18. Simon’s opponent with a 14 handicap played more like a single… Read more →

The Rosamund 2019

The Rosamund trophy is the entry level AC competition named in honour of Rosamund Vulliamy – a member for many years. She was the wife of Colonel Vulliamy who revitalised the club in the 1970s. The format is entry level AC played over 18 points, off base 12 (which ensures both players get bisques). It is primarily aimed at members… Read more →

Copper Cups 2019 Final

T’was a dark and stormy night when this final was played. Well not quite, but it was seriously rainy and gloomy – too dark to take any photos by the time the game ended. The start was delayed until 6pm due to traffic problems, until the teams were fully quorate. John Knight and Simon Ling had 2½ bisques taking on… Read more →

Chris O’Byrne retains the Salver

The final final of Finals Weekend was the culmination of our Level Advanced Association competition, the Vulliamy Salver. Contested by the same 2 players as last year, the standard this year was notably improved by both Roger Tedstone and Chris O’Byrne, with both having won all their other block games, but with Roger having won the head-to-head at that stage.… Read more →

Frances Payne Final 2019

After a 2 year hiatus, Jamie Burch returned to Reigate Priory’s competitive scene with an appearance in the Level Golf competition. As a -4, he was strong favourite against Doug Dykes (3), as they played out their best of 3 final in front of a decent crowd. In the first game, Jamie showed his intent by taking the first hoop… Read more →

Chris O’Byrne wins the Creed

Last year’s beaten finalist Chris O’Byrne managed to do one better in the Creed Memorial Cup this year, and take the trophy home*. With no semi-finals played in this Handicap Advanced Association competition, Chris and Simon Ling both won their respective blocks, to set up an interesting match in lieu of Simon receiving 11 bisques. Simon won the toss, and… Read more →