Blewbury is a friendly village by the Berkshire Downs
in south Oxfordshire just three miles outside Didcot, with a thriving croquet club. Our members come from many nearby towns and villages.
The club has two excellent full-size croquet lawns, built with major grant support from Sport England, the Croquet Association, and Vale of White Horse District and Blewbury Parish Councils, and others. We have a small purpose-built brick clubhouse with all mod cons.
We have between forty and fifty club members, but plenty of room for more, and four qualified coaches to help everyone. If you don't already know a member to talk to, see the contact details at the bottom of this page.
See the video below - just a few minutes of croquet players talking about their sport
We put on three open Association croquet tournaments every year, and play Association and Golf croquet league and friendly matches against other clubs. Some of our members play in individual competitions in the club, and others just play for fun.
The courts are open to members and interested newcomers seven days a week throughout the summer, and in winter subject to the weather - we must bow to snow and ice and flood. There is no restriction on who can join, and no joining fee, just the regular annual subscription, which is reduced for families, juniors, and distant members.
The club provides all the playing equipment needed, though players usually buy their own mallets once they decide to play regularly. You don't need any special clothing, just whatever you feel comfortable in, and no restrictions on colours. The only thing a new player does need before going on to the courts is a comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, so as not to risk damage to the flat lawns.
Contact any member to arrange a visit to try the game and the courts.
To join the Club, click here to download a membership form.
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You may also be able to find us by OS Grid Reference SU527856, by latitude and longitude 51.5665,-1.2410, or by the nearest post code OX11 9HB.
The club is reached by car from the A417 which runs through Blewbury. The turning into Boham's Road is marked at the western end of the village by a signpost to the Recreation Ground. Park in the Recreation Ground car park, a short way up Boham's Road on the left hand side.
Blewbury Croquet Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, affiliated to
the Croquet Association and the Southern Croquet Federation.
Our local club heat of the AC All England Handicap will be played here on Saturday 22nd July. We need a few more players - please let Deirdre know if you'd like to join in.
Can you help with white lining in August or September? It can be done inside half an hour before you start to play. Just put your name on the rota in the clubhouse (and remember to put your date in your diary too!).
Well done Chris Roberts of Phyllis Court CC on winning our AC Super-B tournament on the first weekend in July, very closely followed by the runner-up, Deirdre Cochrane of Blewbury.
We entered a team to play level advanced AC in the Mary Rose Inter-Club Trophy this year for the first time for many years, and while we lost to Watford 5-2 on their challenging lawns in the first round, hopefully we'll have another go and make further progress next year.
In the Longman Inter-Club Trophies competition this year, for handicap AC, we managed rather better and beat Bristol in the first round. Our next opponents will be Enfield.
The courts will be in use all day on Wednesday 19th July, when Ryde visit Blewbury from the Isle of Wight for a match in the level play SCF golf croquet league.
We'll be seeing our friends from Watford again soon, when their association croquet touring team visits us on Thursday 27th July for an all-day fixture.