Late November 2020 Newsletter


After Lockdown 2

Good news that the lawns - the practice lawn and the reduced size lawn on lawn 1 will be open for play from Dec 3rd onwards until further notice.

Can everyone please comply with the requirements of tier 2, notably 'the rule of 6', and sign in the diary each time you visit the club for whatever reason.

We can also hopefully start the Winter Warmer Competitions with the two scheduled in Dec:

Golf Croquet  on Tuesday 8th  December

 Beginners/High handicappers Association Croquet on Tuesday 15th Dec.

We will try and squeeze in an AC as well. John Coutts will update everyone who has entered the various tournaments soon.

Until the lawns have been white lined, please leave any corner markers in place, and also replace the plastic flags marking hoop positions. As for the worms who are enjoying the quiet on lawn 1 we will try occasionally to level the casts; please remember they are our free drainage engineers.

Here's hoping the weather now behaves itself and remains wonderfully calm.

A big thank you to the members who are using Lockdown 2 to do maintenance work at the club.

Does anybody know of a ‘good roofer’ as the roof on the White Liner Shed needs replacing? Please get in touch with David Smith

Enjoy your croquet.

The Tale of the old White Liner

David Smith decided that the old white liner which preceded the injection model was surplus to our requirements. It is rusty and looks very unloved. It was taking up too much space in the White Liner Shed.

So, Anne emailed John Reddish at SECF offering the white liner to a ‘good’ home.

Two days later, the phone rang, it was, Ember CC whom we have played in the B-League in past years. Half an hour later, John Bateman from Medway CC called as they were interested. Then Seddlescombe CC (a new club with 8 members from near Hastings) called. The next day calls were received from a club near Barnet, north London and Crawley CC and the following week from Littlehampton CC.There was lots of interest.

The photographs of the machine were sent to Ember CC, they didn’t like the look of it and so it was offered to Medway CC who thought that they could bring it back to life and arranged to collect it two days later.

And so last Sunday Robert from Medway CC made an essential journey to Duncton and took the white liner away. They were very grateful. It has gone to a good home

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