Joining a Club Team

Why not think of joining a club team?

Our Club Captains

From 2024 the Club has a separate Captain for AC and GC. Liz Farrow remains Club Captain for AC and David King is the new Club Captain for GC.

The Club takes an enthusiastic part in a wide range of national and local team competitions, so why not join in?

Where might you fit in? Which teams would you like to play in? If you want more advice on which leagues, competitions or tournaments it might be suitable for you to play in - ask our Club Captains Liz Farrow or David Kng

Croquet South East (formerly SECF) Leagues

Leagues are usually a full day’s play either at home or within approx 50 mile radius. Four matches during the season and you don’t have to play in all of them.

AC U League Handicap play. Anyone can play in this and we usually field a variety of handicaps.
AC B League For those starting out in AC league games and for the high handicaps (at least handicap 10.  It is usually a morning's competitive play with a friendly in the afternoon. These are 14pt game handicap play matches.
AC S league Nominally for small clubs with only one lawn; a handicap league with teams of three players with no handicap restrictions. 26pt games.
GC R League Level play. Suitable for players handicap 2 and above.
GC Handicap League Suitable for players of any handicap. Played in Advantage GC  handicap format. 

Croquet SE Competitions and Tournaments

AC Team doubles All handicaps are welcome for this 14pt one day handicap doubles competition We have 4 people in teams of 2. It is good fun and a good introduction to competitive AC.
AC Ladies Teams Day A handicap day for Ladies . The format is flexible but a good opportunity to play a variety of people. Any handicap welcome . People are very supportive of each other.
GC Ladies Teams Day A great opportunity to play handicap in singles and doubles. Any handicap welcome. A team of 4 is the usual entry with a reserve or two.
GC Southern Challenge South We enter two/three teams for the weekend . This tournament is aimed squarely at B level players in the handicap range of 3 and higher. Don't be afraid to put your name forward even if you can only play one of the days.
GC Teams Day Handicap play for teams of 4 playing both doubles and singles. Number of teams will be one or two and any handicap is welcome for this day.

Croquet England Competitions

These are a day’s play and each is a knockout competition.

The CqE usually manages to keep the venues close for the first rounds but our team has played the final against Nottingham before now!

AC Interclub We try to put in the lowest handicaps available. This can vary from 4 or 5  down to minus players
AC Longman Cup This is for players with handicaps between 3.5 and 20 and the team must  have a total handicap of at least 24.
GC Interclub We try to put the lowest handicappers available.
GC Murphy Shield Players from 1 and above (only one player with handicap of 1) and the total handicaps of the players must be at least 8 - so range of players

GC friendly matches

For those venturing into club games, playing against another club  and getting ready for the leagues! Usually an afternoon at a local venue or home grounds. Play is handicap and suitable for any players, but especially those with high handicaps.

Club Teams 2024

Want to take part? 

The teams and tournaments we enter are listed below along  with the captain. The suggested handicap range is also listed but this is not set in stone, it is just to give an indication of the level  that the team/players will be playing at.  

In a change from previous years :
Please put your name down for any of the competitions you would like to be considered for, even if your handicap is not in the range suggested. The club or team captain may still contact you if they feel you could be taking part in one or more of the competitions. 

Tick the box next to team(s) and the details below and click Send

SECF Leagues

Team Captain Suggested Handicap Range
AC U League Liz Farrow 3 plus
AC B League Richard Ellis 10 plus / new players
AC S League Liz Farrow Any handicap
GC R League Vincent L'Estrange 2 plus
GC Handicap league Francis Ainley any handicap

SECF Competitions

Team Captain Suggested Handicap Range
AC Team Doubles Liz Farrow any
AC Ladies Teams Day Liz Farrow any
GC Ladies Teams Day Sandra Towner any
GC SouthEast Challenge South Graham Tucker 3 plus
GC Teams Day Graham Tucker any

CqE Competitions

Team Captain Suggested Handicap Range
AC Interclub Gabrielle Higgins 1 minus
AC Longman Cup Liz Farrow 3.5 plus
GC Interclub Liz Farrow 0 minus
GC Murphy Shield Brian Aikens 1 plus
GC Friendly matches

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