New Contact list 3rd July including new members Phil and Hazel Harlock.
WVCC member Michelle Leonard won the recent GC B-level tournament at Hamptworth.
Internal competitions announced: 26pt AC and GC h'cap blocks announced. See Members section.
More coaching: There will be three more 2hr coaching sessions by invitation from 17th July. Contact IH if interested.
Membership is now open to new applicants and we are running "Taster Sessions" for those who want to have a try at this fantastic sport. Please see membership section.
Instructions have been sent to members for using the one and a half lawns available. See a copy in the Playing page of this website.
May 12th The latest edition of Cygnet, the SWF magazine, is available in the members area.
The latest note from our Chairman
Chairman’s Note to Members 5th June 2020
My last note concerning the opening of the lawns was a recent as the 27th May, but things have moved on at pace and we can now reflect the further loosening of lockdown regulations in our use of the Club.
Accompanying this note is a revised version of the Instructions for Safe Play during COVID-19. The changes are shown in blue text. You will see that up to 4 people may now play on the lawn and that playing or non-playing guests are allowed. Please record the details of any playing guest (and the inviting member) in the Visitors Book - whilst wearing gloves - and leave the £5 fee in the cash box. This record is essential to enable tracing in the unhappy event that this is necessary.
The total number of people present must not exceed 6.
Please note that there are no mallets available for guests - they must bring their own.
All other instructions remain the same. PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS observe in particular the detailed hygiene requirements.
The lawns being new, we have a continuing programme of improvements including the preparation of a half lawn for use in a few weeks and the more lengthy process of repairing the rabbit damage on the other half. An elementary aspect of lawn care is that we should not play when the grass is too wet. This is a matter of common sense but a good guide is that if you stand on the grass and it seems to be at all “squishy” then there should be no play. And of course if there are any puddles, then no play. Our site is exceptionally well drained so this should not be a problem as you would probably feel rained off anyway!
We will hold our first coaching session for GC on the 18th June between 2pm and 4pm, with further sessions on 25th June and 2nd July. We are limited by the lockdown regulations to a total of 6 including the coach, so these will be pre-booked sessions. Please book with Iain Harborow if you wish to come along on any of the dates.
You will be hearing from Jonathan about the start of our club competitions.
Finally, we are now in a position to accept new members and we will soon be seeing them on the lawns. I am sure we will make them welcome. If you know of potential new members please get in touch with iain Harborow or ask them to contact him themselves.
to the Home page of
Winterborne Valley Croquet Club.
Formerly Kingston Maurward Croquet Club we moved to this site in 2020.
We share the grounds with:
Winterborne Stickland Sports and Community Club
The grounds are to be found on the north edge of the village .
Tel 01258 880230
WSSCC doesn't have a web site.
Here is the route for members to go from the car park to the clubhouse.
Here is the first game on our new lawns, and the first game of the season. Kath and Tess Burt were the lucky ones and it was Tess' birthday.
Happy Birthday Tess.
From South and West
Take A35 (Dorchester Bypass) towards Bere Regis
Take exit towards Blandford Forum (A354).
At roundabout take second left A354 to Blandford Forum
After 6. 1 miles in Winterborne Whitchurch turn 2nd Left at bottom of hill onto Whatcombe Lane to Winterborne Stickland.
Follow road 3.2 miles through Winterborne Stickland and club is on north side of village on Left Hand Side.
For a map click on the link below.