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- 13/09/21 – Culcheth vs Bowdon NWF GC – Match Forfeited – 18 Sep 2021
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- 12/09/21 – North of England Video of Final Game 30 Aug 2021
- 09/09/21 – Jack Good wins NWF Millenium GC – 7th Sep
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- 06/09/21 – NWF Millennium Events – Update
- 05/09/21 – North of England Championship – Review
- 11/08/21 – Annual General Meetings 2020 & 2021
- 21/05/21 – Bowdon’s 150th Anniversary – 2023
Croquet is one of the finest outdoor sports. It is a friendly game combining ball skills as well as tactics, it’s relatively easy to understand and it’s fun to play.
We are always pleased to receive new members, of any age or level of experience from beginner to advanced. If you are an experienced club or match player, please click on our club section to learn more about the club and how to get in touch.
If you are thinking of taking up croquet from scratch, please keep reading this section for a brief introduction to the game and its benefits.
About the club
Our Summer season runs from April to September with Winter season during the rest of the year and membership is open to people of any age. New recruits are always welcome and all members have the use of our equipment as well as access to coaching from our qualified coaches and more experienced players.
For both formats of the game, there are internal events, regional and national leagues, and tournaments for those who wish to play competitively. These cater for all levels of player from beginner to expert.
Interested in playing?
Why play croquet?
Croquet is an enjoyable, sociable game that can be played by people of any age and of either sex.
There are two principal forms of the game – Association and Golf.
Association Croquet is a game of complex strategy and high levels of skill, and is similar in many ways to games like snooker or pool.
Golf Croquet is quick to learn but requires accuracy and tactics to master.
Both forms of the game may be played as singles or doubles and many people enjoy playing both, as skills learned in one form of the game may be applied to the other.
Croquet’s effective handicap system recognises smart thinking as much as physical skill, so everyone has a good chance of winning.
As with any game, the best players probably start young but many take it up after retiring from more energetic pursuits. It can be as skilful as you want it to be – advanced players can take it very seriously but most club members probably see it as a relaxing and friendly way of passing an afternoon.