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Check back here regularly to find out what's going on at Leicester Croquet Club.

Bass Shield & Coors Cup 17th May

Good luck to Paul, Virginia & Andrew who travel to Ashby to represent Leicester this weekend in the Bass Shield.  They will be competing against 5 other clubs in the hope of retaining the sheild (a team event) and the Coors cup (best individual play) both won by Leicester last year.
 

Humberstone Fayre.

Thank you to Richard & Christine for attending the fayre to promote the club.  I understand there was quite a bit of interest and lots of leaflets.  Lets hope we get some interest from it
 

Bury GC A Level Series 14th & 15th May - Updated

Good luck to Mark & Alison as they compete in this Bury tournament this weekend.  I hope it stays dry for you.

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Mark made the cut in 1st position whilst Alison missed out on hoop countback. On the second sunny day Mark slipped back ending the tournament in fifth place. Day 2 ended with Alison 3 wins and on hoop count back by one hoop won the plate.  She also managed to reduce her handicap to 3.  Well done 5th & 6th position!
 

Club Competitions Closing Date - 15th May 2022

Remember to enter the club knockout competitions.  The closing date is coming up shortly.  If you can't get down to the club to sign up let either Christine, Alison or Lawrence Whitaker know and they will make sure you are in!

 

1st Sunday Social 2022

The sun and 17 members turned out for the first social of the season.  With Christine in command everything was under control.  Ann & Lena came first with 18 hoops and won themselves some homemade marmalade !!!

Next one is the first Sunday in June

Rain Stops Taster
Heavy rain today at the club put a stop to the second half of the Market Harborough U3A taster session.  The first group had finished their play and had a great time but a downpour soaked the lawns and that was the end of play for the day to the disappointment of the second group.  Hopefully they will reschedule for a nice sunny day.  Thank you to Richard & Mark for running the session.


GC B level tournament- Cameron & Peasdown

Mark & Alison travelled south to take part in this tournament on the May bank holiday. The tournament was 4 blocks of four players with the top 2 going into challenge for cup.  Mark came 3rd in his block so just missed the cut while Alison did slightly better and came second in her group, thereby qualifying.  More games played by both parties but the result was no silverware.  Alison ended up 5th and Mark was slightly lower. 

 

Welcome New Members
We have had 4 new members so far this season so if you see them around don't forget to say "Hi" and point them in the right direction. Welcome...Debbie, Teresa, David & Leo.

 

Sunday 1st May - Refresher Session
Remember the last GC refresher session takes place on Sunday.  There is also a Learn to Play so members might be restricted to one lawn for a while.

 

Club Knockout Competitions 
Sign up for the club knockout competitions. There are 3 competitions: GC Level play, GC Handicap and an Association Croquet competition. All entries must be in by the 15th May, just add your name to the sheet at the club.  If you can not get down by then let Lawrence or Alison know and they will make sure you are entered.

 

WhatsApp

Don't forget we have a WhatsApp group if you want to check if anyone is going down to play.  Contact Christine Fagan to get yourself added to the group.

 

Bass Shield -21st May

If you are interested in playing in the Bass Shield on Saturday 21st May let Mark Buckley know.  We have entered a team so Leicester need 3 players to represent us.  No match experience required so newer members encouraged to come forward.
 

New Club Mallets

Couple of new smaller mallets this year.  Only 33 inches so will suit our shorter members.

 

Bowler Matches

The court diary on this site has been updated with bowlers matches so check it out if you were going to use their lawn

 

Facebook

Remember our Facebook pages are regularly updated so don't forget to check them out. Just click on this Link
 

Changes to GC Rules
If anyone is interested in watching the Stephen Mulliner interview on this introduction to the WCF 6th endition GC rules please use this link 6th edition rules

 

Refresher GC sessions

Remember Resfresher sessions  take place from 1pm to 2pm on Sunday 17th April & 1st May.
 

Cheltenham Open 2nd & 3rd April

Good Luck to David Bell who competes at Cheltenham this weekend, before we have even opened our lawns
 

First GC League Fixture Arranged
Sheffield away is in the diary at the beginning of May for the A Team. Lots of practicing to take place once the season starts 

 

2022 Membership Fees Now Due
This year's membership fees are now due.  Fees remain £30 for the year, payment in the normal ways.

 

2022 Season Starts

Remember the season starts on Sunday 17th April with the AGM the following Sunday.

 

New League Players Wanted - Golf Croquet 2022

Both the A & B teams are looking for players to join their squads.Only requirements are keen to improve and want to play a slightly competitive game.  Interested speak to Mark Buckley, Alison Murray, Christine Fagan or Richard Whiting

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Vicarage Lane

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