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 →

GC Ladies’ Day – Southwick

One lady down! Our team of 5 was reduced to 4, when Caroline contracted Covid on Thursday. Sue had developed a migraine type headache, which affected her all day, and we wondered whether Lorna would manage to play 3 singles and 3 doubles on such a hot day. Despite this, Reigate came 3rd out of 12 teams with 4 wins… Read more →

H League v Dulwich B

Reigate started their GC Handicap league season with a home match on 29th June against Dulwich B, who arrived fairly late having had difficulty finding their way to our lawn both in the town and by getting lost by the bowls club. Maybe that put them off for the day because Reigate emerged the winners by six games to three,… Read more →

S League Victory – SECF 2021

The ‘Small’ lawn ‘S’ league (Association Croquet) comprises 3 players involved in two doubles and two singles matches. With Martin P out of action, Philip D picked up the reins. Having organised the dates for the matches early in the season (originally 4 teams, then Hampstead were added late in the day) it then left the player availability to sort… Read more →

The Return of Club Days

16 players all simultaneously playing croquet on the club one-and-only lawn enlivened the dull dry day Saturday 4th September. The occasion was the end of season “Chairman’s Choice” club day. The game played [dubbed Fusion Croquet by the Chairman when hard pressed for a name] was a hybrid of AC, GC and One-Ball; fuller details at the end of this… Read more →

2021 Competition Winners

The results are in – congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers! Competition Winner Runner-up Vulliamy Salver Neil Coote Chris O’Byrne Creed Memorial Cup Chris Parker Chris O’Byrne Fuller Buckley Cup Phil Davies John Hyde John Staddon Trophy Alan Slade Phil Davies Rosamond Trophy John Bramhall Joyce Carlisle The Copper Cups Phil Davies & Doug Dykes Alan Slade… Read more →

Gordon Goodchild 2021

This weekend saw our block stages for the Gordon Goodchild played. A golf tournament, for handicaps 3-8, the weather could have been better but fine play and effective management from Doug saw all rounds completed in good time. Congratulations to Sue Rice and John Dawson for winning their respective blocks, and progressing to the best-of-three decider to be played in… Read more →