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 →

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 →

Parker wins the Fuller Buckley

The first competition concluded on Finals Weekend 2019 was the Fuller Buckley, a Handicap Association competition, contested by Simon Ling & Chris Parker. In the Block Stage, Simon and Chris were both unbeaten, although in Chris’ case that only involved winning a single game (although that’s one more than in a block last year!) With freshly set hoops, and newly… Read more →

2019 Finals Timetable

The qualifiers have (nearly all!) been played, and the finalists confirmed, so here’s when the finals will be taking place.  As always, spectators are very much encouraged to join for any or all of the games. Congratulations to all the finalists, and good luck! You can see all the results that led people to the finals in our Competitions section.… Read more →

Remembering Roger Mackinnon

Members of the club stood alongside croquet players of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in a short period of silence to recognise and reflect upon Roger Mackinnon’s past influence on croquet in both clubs. The occasion was the lunch break during the annual match between the clubs, this year held at Wimbledon on 1st August. Roger’s enthusiasm for the… Read more →