Llanidloes Croquet Club

Seriously Good Fun!!










Now Open!!

Welcoming Exisiting & New Members

Please refer to the Covid 19 Advice & Rules Page to find the guidelines for the club

Club Meetings:

Tuesday 2pm - 5pm

Thursday 5pm - late (light permitting)

Sunday 3pm - 6pm

Membership Subscriptions are £40 for 2021. We are offering a 1st year £30 introductory subscription for new members.


Enjoy & Welcome Back!!

Croquet: six hoops, four balls, two mallets and a patch of grass

A Sport for everyone, friendships, fun, competition and a whole lot more!!

Croquet is a game of skill and strategy, angles, tactics, guile. A bit like snooker on grass. Will your balls get through the hoops and peg out before your opponent's?


Contact us: llanicroquetclub@gmail.com

Visitors very welcome!!

Our club address is Llangurig Rd, Llanidloes SY18 6ES

Upcoming Events !!

Tuesday 10th August - Llandovery CC Visit

On Tuesday 10th August we have a match against Llandovery CC at home. About 8 visitors are arriving at 11am to start playing. If it's possible we would like at least 8 members to be there for 11am but others will join in when they can as play will continue well into the afternoon. Those going in the morning take a packed lunch. Drinks and biscuits will be available all day.

Sunday 15th August - Short Croquet Training Day

Members to arrive at 0945 and training will start at 10am

It will start with a full description of the Short Croquet (SC) game. Although this is a version of AC, any competent GC player can readily adapt to this format and, because it is always played handicap on a half lawn, GC players can be competitive from the outset.

Then short practice sessions and follow this up with a simple competition. The format of this will depend on the numbers who wish to take part.

The important point to stress to members is that it will be a FUN day. Suitable for all members regardless of whether you are competitive or social player.

11th September - Welsh Golf Croquet Finals to be held at LLanidloes!! more to follow....

July News 2021 - Great Fun was had when Llandovery came to visit. Lots of matches and then an amazing afternoon tea. Croquet - a game for everyone!

July News 2021 - Llanidloes CC Plays its First Official Competition at Llanfairfechan - North Wales

Here are a couple of messages from our Chair and some great photos:

WELSH CROQUET ASSOCIATION CLIB COMPETITION - GOLF CROQUET LEVEL PLAY

I’d like to thank each and every Llanidloes player for their commitment and part in the above competition held on Saturday 31st. July at Llanfairfechan.

Many would perhaps say it was both a bold and brave step to “throw our hat into the ring”, given our inexperience in any form of competition. Remember we as a club formed just three years ago!

But you have to start sometime and somewhere. So what better than a two hour trip to the North Wales coast to get started!

As a group we haven’t had a chance as yet to “debrief” and each member of the two teams will have their own personal view and general overview of the day.

I would like the chance to meet with them and gain their impressions before perhaps giving a more detailed account of our day.

Once again on behalf of Llanidloes Croquet Club my thanks and appreciation to all team members.

David.

WELSH CROQUET ASSOCIATION CLIB COMPETITION - GOLF CROQUET LEVEL PLAY - Part 2


An early start and two hour journey for some, a shorter trip after an overnight stay in Llandudno for others with a meet-up in sea drizzle at the venue just after 9. 30am. The first two games were just getting underway. A chance to view the opposition!

Our two teams acquitted themselves well in all matches but Llanfairfechan Seagulls proved to be unbeatable and were declared the overall winners. They will play the winner of a parallel competition held in Merthyr Mawr at the same time. The winners here were Glamorgan Red Team.

This, “The Welsh Final” is to be hosted by our club on September 11th.

Make a note of the date in your diary; come and be a spectator to get a wider perspective of skills and tactics at the next level of play.


Overall our day was somewhat like “the curate’s egg” - good in parts. Having spoken to almost all team members the general impression was that they enjoyed the experience and that overall it was a positive one.

The famous Welsh drizzle stopped soon after our arrival and the rest of the day stayed dry if somewhat cool. The host club, Llanfairfechan, looked after all participants well and he competition was well organised and ran to time.

We made positive links with the other clubs and their members that could lead to further inter club meetings. Craig y don are keen to form links and they were formed about 8 yrs ago, so as a relatively new club, have similar standards, member profile and skills to ourselves. (Janet has forwarded an email from their secretary to all our members highlighting how keen they are).

The day provided opportunities to measure our skill levels against other team members and although in my opinion there was one team, the eventual winners, who were stronger than all the others we can easily consider our selves equal to the these.

And now the disclaimer! As already mentioned this is my overall impression of the day and the views expressed are entirely my own.

Best wishes to you all, DAVID

June 2021 and the lawns are looking amazing!!

A Big thanks to the Llanidloes Co-op for donating £200 to us for equipment. We really appreciate your community support.