Clubs

The seven clubs affiliated to Croquet North are listed below. Club web sites/contact details of each may be found by following the respective links.

  • Alnmouth Croquet Club was founded in 2010 at Alnwick Cricket Club, the club moved to Alnmouth and Lesbury Cricket Club in 2014. The club entered the Croquet North Golf Croquet League for the first time in 2011.
  • Auckland Croquet Club was established in 1998 and based on the Bishop’s Palace main lawns. With the aid of Croquet North Federation equipment, it was formally opened on 10th May 1998. After a short period the Club moved to three more sheltered smaller courts at the back of the palace. During this time the club bought their own equipment and hosted visits from other clubs. In April 1999, due to proposed excessive rent increases the Club moved from the Bishop’s Palace to Henknowle and also a local cricket club, and was renamed Auckland Croquet Club. Today play is at Chilton Miners Welfare Recreation Ground. Main playing sessions are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Bamburgh Croquet Club is set on the green underneath the massive ramparts of Bamburgh Castle. There can be few more idyllic settings in Britain for a summer sport than this outstanding venue. The club was founded in 2008 and has a growing membership, catering for both golf and association players. Our season runs from April to October and we have two full-size lawns with all equipment provided. We enjoy regular club sessions and tournament opportunities with nearby clubs. You are very welcome to visit the CA’s most northerly club!
  • Belsay Hall Croquet Club is located at the English Heritage managed site ‘Belsay Hall & Castle’ on the A696 at Belsay Village. The club is affiliated to the Croquet Association and Croquet North. The playing season is from 1st May to mid September each year. Play can be at any time during site opening hours, which are 10am until 6pm, except for a Friday morning which is when the E-H gardening staff cut the grass and re-mark the white lines. Certain time periods are exclusively for Golf Croquet and some for Association Croquet, otherwise members can make bookings for either version.
  • Durham Croquet Club started in 2008 and is now sharing greens with the Bowls Club at Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street. The club meets four afternoons a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) between around 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm. playing mainly Golf Croquet. While the club has done well in recent years in regional and national competitions, we think of ourselves first and foremost as a friendly club that welcomes new players of any standard.
  • Middlesbrough Croquet Club registered with the Croquet Association and affiliated to Croquet North, the club was formed in 1988 at Ormesby Hall (NT), moving to Prissick Sports Park from 1998-2006 and is now in Albert Park. There are around thirty-five members, who meet for friendly games, coaching and season-long club competitions. MCC takes part in inter-club matches around the North East. We have ample equipment and information about all forms of croquet. New players are always very welcome! The club has a social programme during the winter, including regular indoor croquet in Norton. Coaching is regularly arranged for groups or individuals. For non-members this is £12 for course of six lessons. Main organised club sessions are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
  • Tyneside Croquet club was started in 1983 and first played at Smiths Park, North Shields. After several venues we settled in Exhibition Park, Newcastle in 1994 where we inherited two bowling greens and a pavilion. We currently have around 35 members playing both Association and Golf croquet and we host CA Handicap and Advanced Association tournaments.