Croquet in the Lockdown (Free Trial – Computer Game)

Anyone for Croquet!

We are all getting terribly frustrated because we are staying at home, but here’s an idea.

Red to Play

If you have a PC or Apple Mac computer, you can practice Golf or Association Croquet at home. I first publicised this program in 2017 on the old web-site. I don’t think many people tried it at the time, but now it might be more use.

Andrew Dutton of Brookwood Croquet, who plays at Woking, developed the game and it could be quite useful for practising tactics. Andrew says that any profit from selling the programs will be donated to the Croquet Association for use to subsidise travel to international competitions for up and coming players who have limited resources.

There are free trials available for both AC and GC versions of the game.

Both versions of the program can be played for up to 15 shots before they stop. If reloaded a further 15 shots can be played. It is also possible to save the game before it stops so you can reload and carry on with the same game.

Download It Now from and give it a try.

I have a paid-for version of the Golf Croquet game that can be shared on-line, so we could set up a real game with 2-4 players, but I recommend that you try it on your own computer first.

Please contact me with any queries via the usual channels.

Peter Raper

New web-site for a the new season

[Edit: This is the final News post on the old web-site at]

We had our first club afternoon this afternoon, but the season will start properly on Saturday 30th March. 

Thursday and Friday this week are reserved for lawn care work.

We also have a new web-site hosted in the UK at

Please check it out.

Club members will have to register at the new site and will be sent a new password by WordPress.

Golf Croquet Handicap League Results – Well Done Team

Congratulations to all the members who have represented us in the League matches this season.

We won all four of the matches, home and away, co-incidentally with a score of 5-4 every time.

The full results can be found here. under “Golf Croquet Handicap League West”

Littlehampton came top of the league on game difference and were due to meet Ealing from the “Golf Croquet Handicap League East” in the final.


[Edit: Littlehampton link updated April 2020]

​Notable Dates

Staniland Shield – Singles Tournament.

Just a quick reminder that entries are now closed for this competition which will tale place on Sunday 8th July. Be prepared for a prompt start at 10:00 a.m. and don’t forget your lunch.

It could be a long hot day!

Home Golf Friendly v Lodsworth

The list is up in the club-house for this match which takes place on Wednesday 18th July.

Littlehampton Centenary Cup

This is a great Away Day at Littlehampton on 29th July. The list will be published shortly.

All these dates are also in the Diary Pages too. Please keep an eye out for them.


Anyone for Croquet?

The sun is shining. The lawns opened yesterday.
Let’s play Croquet. Visitors and new members welcome.