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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 →

Southern Challenge Div 2 North

It’s not always about winning… Reigate made a good start on Saturday, with Michael, Freda, John B and Bob winning our first round of 2 singles and 1 double. Despite some good individual results, there was strong opposition and we were unable to maintain our win rate. Doug, Tricia, Lester and Freda played on Sunday and we ended 5th out… Read more →

Reigate wins the Teams Day Singles Trophy!

The 2021 winners of the Doubles trophy did not get off to a good start at Southwick on Sunday, only Mike Barnard and Freda winning 1 of their 2 doubles, and Doug and Caroline losing both of theirs. Manager Judy visited at lunchtime, which must have changed our luck. We each played 3 singles in the afternoon, Mike won all… 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 →

Reigate Win the S League

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, before Hampstead were added late in the day) it then left the player availability to sort… Read more →

Reigate Bag the Acorn Trophy

Our team at the Rother Valley Challenge event on 24 September came away with the acorn trophy for the third time! The competition was very close and we think all four teams must have had the same number of wins and two of them the same highest number of hoops scored, but we were adjudged winners on the basis of… 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 →