Thursday 2-4pm April to October
For further information contact Margaret Elliott ( 01482 841221).
The Croquet Group meets at Rowley Manor each Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm – 4.00pm between April and October. This is a beautiful venue and play takes place on the hotel's lawns hosted by the Beverley and East Riding Croquet Club.
New members will be made very welcome. Parking is available at the rear of the church and the greens are situated between the church and the hotel. Walk down the path on the right of the church and we meet outside the two croquet huts.
To all those who have expressed an interest in joining the Croquet Group, please arrive at Rowley Manor Hotel for 2.00 p.m. when the season is open.
Don't worry about bringing any equipment with you. We have use of the huts and the croquet equipment which is owned by the Beverley Croquet Club, and this is included in the fees we pay to them. We set up and clear the croquet equipment on the greens at the beginning and end of the session ourselves. Please wear flat shoes on the green.
The first session for new members is free, in order for them to decide if they would like to continue playing. If so, fees will be collected at one of the following sessions. Cheques for £40 per person, should be made payable to 'The Beverley Croquet Club'.
We normally meet up after each session with a relaxing cup of tea or coffee at a local cafe where everyone is welcome.
If anyone is interested in joining the group, contact Margaret (number above).
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A comment from a new starter:
MALLETS AT TWO O’CLOCK
It was a cloudy day with the sunshine hiding away for too long but with no wind and a warm jacket and the beautiful views at Rowley Manor we were ready. ‘We’ being mum and myself with no idea how to play croquet. No problem with a friendly group and Margaret willing to show us how to start.
Mallets! Long handled, short handled, heavy or light – phew! Passed the first hurdle. Balls! Easier, only had to choose which colour. On to the Pitch? Green? Lawn? Oh well where the hoops were – now to start – stance (legs comfortably apart) mallet (between your legs) grip (left hand at the top or right hand – I kept changing) but it didn’t seem to matter. Plan of play = go through the hoops in a certain order and score a point, simple. Yes, but getting the ball to agree and the mallet to make the ball agree is the trick.
Such joy to score and tactically placing your ball in the way, or hitting your ball into your opponents and removing them from your goal – it seems to bring out my competitive streak and it looks like no tea for me after whacking mum’s ball for the fourth time. What a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon instead of TV, housework, gardening (I have a list) and afterwards a welcome tea and chocolate cake at the Sails café in Skidby. Looking forward to the next week.