Lym Valley Croquet Club


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September 3rd 2018

The President's Plate tournament

Lym Valley Croquet Club celebrate 30 years of running the Hoops!

Philippa F, Pat T, Pam M, Richard C, Peter B, Stan C, Ken W, Richard G, Marilyn L, Philip M-S, John Mc, Jill T, Jack H and Mike W.

On Monday 4th September 2018 members of the Lym Valley Croquet Club changed into 'whites' to take part in their annual competition in memory of their late president, Bill Simpson, one of the club's founders.

The club was started in 1988 by a small group of Uplyme residents and has been taking part in a number of interclub competitions as well as regular club games since then. We play on up to three lawns on the Uplyme playing fields behind the village hall.

Monday's event was a light-hearted social gathering with teams combining experienced players and new members in five one hour matches played throughout the day. The team of Ken Wilcox, Peter Briault and Marilyn Lewis won the day and were presented with the Bill Simpson Plate and partner trophies to mark their success. At the end of the games the members enjoyed a celebratory afternoon tea provided by the chairman's wife, Sue Cousins.

Croquet is one of the very few sports where male and female players compete on an equal basis at all levels of the game and LVCC is pleased to have many ladies among its ranks.

Although the season ends when the clocks change, the club is always happy to welcome new members at any time and we are sure that they will enjoy playing this interesting game amongst the friendly atmosphere of this local club. For more details please contact Richard Cousins on 01297 444166.




Stan and David went to the High Bisquers competition at Budleigh Salterton on 7th & 8th April.

High Bisquers are beginners in the croquet world. The phrase refers to the large number of bisques, or free goes, that you are given whilst your skills develop.

Stan and David are close to pricing themselves out of this market, and on last year's form should have come in the top three in this competition. Sadly this was not to be. Our excuse is that neither had played in 2018, these being the early days of rainy season. However, it was pretty much a disaster for both.

Stan was at least consistent, but David's performance in the first two games was little short of pathetic! However, his last three games saw a return to form, and Stan is sure to continue his improvements of the last two seasons, so there is hope for the coming seasons B team matches.


Monday 9th

still rain stops play

March 26th

We've set out the hoops and white lines

We were hoping to play our One-ball tournament next Monday !
CA have proposed a national competition for high bisquers