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Debbie demonstrates how to wield a mallet to some of the people of Beverley who came to learn more about croquet at Norwood Park on National Croquet Day


Welcome to Beverley and East Riding Croquet Club's website and to the 2017 season at Rowley, one of the most beautiful locations of any club. The season is well under way. One match has been played (we beat Huddersfield 3-2 in a long croquet match) and of course more are planned. See our calendar page to see what's happening throughout the season.

Norwood Park: First NCD, now a course

The National Croquet Day taster sessions proved to be very popular. We must have had well over 20 participants during the afternoon, all of whom seemed to thoroughly enjoy their experience. At one point we ran out of equipment and had to dispatch Derek to Rowley for more mallets.

We are now advertising a beginners' course, also at Norwood. It will run for six Wednesdays beginning on 21 June. See this flyer for more details. There is also an advert on our welcome page.

Join us for afternoon tea at Rowley Manor

We should like to invite all members, U3A players and friends to a Summer Event at Rowley Manor on Sunday 18 June from 2 to 4 pm. Our summer garden parties have always been one of the highlights of our season. A relaxed afternoon renewing acquaintances with conversation, refreshment and, this year, the opportunity to both watch and play croquet.

Please let Debbie know by Friday 19 May if you would like to come. Click here to download a flyer with full details of the event and how to book.

Handicap Singles for the Mike Evans Trophy

The draw has been made. Please make every effort to complete matches on time. Click here to see the draw.


The annual general meeting was held at Rowley on 15th February. Mike and Derek stood down as chairman and secretary respectively and were replaced by Keith and Debbie. You can read the minutes of the meeting here. You can also access the club's constitution and policy documents.

Northern Croquet Academy

York Croquet Club, as host for CA events, is now launching the Northern Croquet Academy. The lawns at York will be showcasing Yorkshire vs England Ladies on the weekend of 13/14 May. Derek will be involved with the several CA courses on offer. Contact John Harris for details (01904 620211 or see the website

U3A members enjoy a game of golf croquet

U3A members enjoy a game of golf croquet on Derek's lawn

Our website

This is the Club section of the site and is the area that will probably be of most interest to club members. In fact members may wish to bookmark this page -
- so that they can go straight to it.

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