Eddie Bell

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Eddie Bell.

Eddie was a member at Bowdon from 1978 to 2012. He was a Championship Referee and Examining Referee.
In 1978 he won the Handicap Doubles with Mrs. E Morton and the following year won the club Open (A) Class Singles.
In 1986 he played in the World Championship at Hurlingham and the same year won the Northern week Open Doubles with Mrs. Pat Hague.

Further details of the funeral arrangements will be posted when known.

Mary Brady

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Mary Brady on Tuesday 30th July 2019.
Mary has been a non-playing member since 2001.

Requiem Mass will be at 12.15 pm, Thursday 29th August at:
St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2 Bentinek Road, Altrincham, WA14 2BP.

This will be followed by a private family burial at Dunham Cemetery.

Attendees at the Mass are welcome to join the family at

The Griffin, Stamford Road, Bowdon following the burial.

‘John Saxby’ Wednesday Competition – Week 20

29 members turned up to play. Today’s winner was David Holland.

1st David Holland 87 pts
2nd Lorna Frost 84 pts
3rd Jo Pierpoint 83 pts

    Cas Sinclair
    Richard Green
    Ken Cooper
    Sylvia Steer
    John Lambie
    Mike Shelmerdine
    Lorna Frost 
    Brian Kerr
    John Lucas
    Barry McKenzie
626 pts
603 pts
576 pts
563 pts
560 pts
553 pts
551 pts
550 pts
532 pts
529 pts


Summer School (20-21 August)

Club members Adam Swinton and Jack Good will be attending a Summer School of Croquet, AC & GC, run by Lionel Tibble at Wrest Park on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 August.

Beginners Play One-Ball Croquet

On Thursday afternoons beginners have the opportunity to play one-ball games and get coaching from club members. This Thursday, a good time was had by all on a sunny day with the lawns in very good condition. Adrian was helping Sara learn the positional aspects of play.

Sue [right] and beginner Heather were discussing the game that they had just completed.

Saturday Teas

Here is an example of a recent Saturday tea. Did you miss it? Why not come in the future? 4pm every Saturday during the summer except when there are CA competitions taking place.


For the Fotiadi Novices Silver Challenge Bowl
(Holder: John Lambie – 2016)

This will be held on Saturday 7th September. It is open to all new members and those who did the beginners’ course again this year but who have not played in the competition before or in any other club competition.
Please sign the list on the notice board by Wednesday 4th September if you wish to enter.
Minimum number of entrants required is 4
Games will be on short lawns, each player having 10 bisques.
There will also be a one ball competition run at the same time as the Novices Tournament.
You can only enter one event.
The start time (usually 10-00 am) and format of the competitions will depend on the number of entries received.

‘John Saxby’ Wednesday Competition – Week 18 (Canx)

18 members turned up to play in the Wednesday competition only to be thwarted by the weather after the 1st game. Some stalwart members battled through the torrential rain whilst others bowed to the inevitable and abandoned the competition. Today’s results are voided and week 18 will be played next week.

Lawn 1
Short lawn – for water croquet
Lawn 4