Our first Association Croquet league started in 1986 and the
Golf Croquet one in 1988, with the Roll
of Honour page showing all the winners and when each
league was introduced. Our History page
links to detailed results for more than the last 20 years.
We now have 7 leagues in operation - four Association Croquet and three Golf Croquet. These leagues aim to provide a friendly, but competitive environment between our clubs in which to play croquet. These involve a mixture of level and handicap play, so that a range of club members can be involved. The leagues are:
|Association Croquet||Golf Croquet|
|A - Advanced Play||GL - Level Play|
|U - Handicap Play||GR - Level Play, but minimum handicap range/total|
|B - Handicap Play, but with minimum handicap total||GH - Handicap (East and West leagues)
|S - Handicap Play, One Lawn
Each of these leagues involves playing four games (normally two
home and two away) during the season.
Our policy for the handling of the League and Tournament trophies can be seen here. If you win a trophy please ensure that it's returned as described.
Clubs who cannot host home games:
In 2019 the Leagues Manager
introduced the idea of Notional Home Games as a means of balancing cost
and responsibility between clubs that can and clubs that cannot host
home games. There was further discussion of this at the 2020 AGM and a
motion to charge all away teams which did not pass.
The Federation wants all smaller clubs to feel free to take part in
the Leagues but equally recognises the cost on larger clubs of
maintaining more lawns (which results in higher membership fees) and the
additional burden placed on providing volunteer services. The Notional
Home Game Club discuss with their opponents, on whose ground the match
is being played, what recompense, if any, they would like for
hosting an extra match. This might be nothing (because the host club
doesn’t want it or because the other team may have travelled some
considerable distance), or might be the provision of or payment for
tea and is a matter between the two clubs involved.