AGM Notice – 8 March

Attention all players.

The next SSCC is to be on Wednesday 8 March in the Bowls Club, beginning at 2pm.

All are welcome.

Agenda to follow, contact Roy for further details or check the notice board in the Clubhouse.

Stony Stratford Croquet Club – 2016 East Anglian League Champions

The victorious team of Marian Holland, Jackie Berry, Liz Bulbeck and Robert Chipperfield returned with the coveted trophy after a gap of six years since SSCC last won. They beat Letchworth on Sunday 2nd October at Hunstanton Croquet Club in a thrilling final play-off match, the score being 9-9 after normal time.collage4collage2-1Congratulations to all four of them, two of whom were making their League debuts this year.  Also a special mention to all the other club members who played their part in earlier league matches to get us where we are now. This particularly applies to John Burridge who missed out on the Final as he was on holiday – this will be a great send-off for John as he leaves the club and moves up north to be nearer his family.

Please give the team a special “pat on the back” when you next see them and maybe next year we’ll be brave enough to enter two teams, such is the current strength of the Club.

Match Details:

The team and their loyal supporters travelled through torrential rain to a wet Hunstanton on the Saturday before the match so they would be ready bright and early to meet Letchworth for the EACF regional final of the year.

After an even wetter evening they were a bit apprehensive about how wet the  Hunstanton Croquet Club pitch would be? But as the sun rose and shone over North Norfolk the pitch began to dry out ready for our illustrious 4 to do battle!

The score after the doubles and first round of singles was 5-1 to SSCC. Clearly, lunch had a disastrous effect on the team, but they pulled themselves together for a thrilling tie-breaking doubles game with Jackie & Robert winning by 7 hoops to 3.

Winning EACF Trophy!


The SSCC team were  supported by a magnificent total of 6 supporters as they watched the match, which was played in friendly manner.  The Hunstanton Croquet Club were also very welcoming.


The winning road:

This began when SSCC won the Western Area heat beating 5 other teams to 1st place with 8  points, a game difference of +12 and +50 net hoops.  The teams included Watford, Northampton Mallets, Wrest Park, Leighton Linsade & Northampton Hoops.  SSCC went on to play Ipswich (North & Mid Area Winners) in the semi-finals, beating them 12-6 whilst their opponents Letchworth Red (Central Area Winners), had recently beaten Southchurch Park (Eastern Area Winners) 13-5. Finally SSCC met Letchworh Red at Hunstanton for the final 9-9 tie break win.

Semi Final Win

sscc-semi-finalists_jackie_robert_john_lizThe SSCC team consisting of Jackie, Robert, John and Liz travelled to Watford on 11 Sept. After an exciting 12-6 win, the semi-final match against Ipswich means that Stony Stratford Croquet Club are now through to the Grand Final. This will be held at Hunstanton against either Letchworth or Southchurch Park, once the results of their next matches are known.

The final will be held on Sunday 2 October 2016.

Congratulations go to Jackie, Robert, John and Liz plus all the other players who have represented us in the various matches throughout this 2016 season.

Now let’s get practising for the final, as it would be great for SSCC to become the Regional Finalists.


League Update as at 19 August

Stony Stratford Croquet Club are through to the EACF semi-finals.

After a hard-fought match with Leighton Buzzard on 19 Aug, winning 10 – 8 this means we have pipped Watford for the top spot.  We had the same points as them but beat them in the head to head, which now means we go through.

Congratulations to the team of Lesley, John Burridge, Robert and Alex who, not only were victorious but, played in the most appalling conditions of wind and rain. This meant the match was very testing after the lovely warm and sunny weather of the past few weeks.

Obviously other members have played in earlier matches, so well done to them too.  Also a special mention must go to Robert who has played in all five matches.

The semi-final is on Sunday 11 September at Watford, so we will be needing to select a team very shortly, hopefully with a view to going on to the Final at Ipswich in October.

“It’s a few years since we headed the Western area group, so well done everyone and it shows what a wealth of steady players we have in the club.”SSCC WWW Logo HEADER


Roy Healey

Croquet Games Calendar 2016

As of 7 April 2016 until October 2016

Stony Stratford Croquet Games Calendar 2016
– full list here which includes friendlies, league matches and fundays.

Update: Fri 8th July

In our third match of the season in the EACF – Western Area League the team of Alfred, Robert, John, Jackie and Marian fought back from 4-6 down to an excellent win by 10-8, putting us top of the league with just two matches against Northampton Mallets and Leighton Buzzard to go.


AGM – March 2016

The next AGM is on Wednesday 16th March at 2pm at Stony Stratford Bowls Club.

The Agenda is as follows:

  1. Receive apologies for absence
  2. Approve previous year’s minutues
  3. Receive the Chairman’s Report
  4. Receive the Treasurer’s Report
  5. Elect the Club Committee for the following year
  6. Consider and Vote upon any proposed motions

The meeting will be followed by an informal session to allow the Committee and Members to air views on subjects not covered in the formal AGM Agenda to include:

  • Fun day formats and dates
  • Team/Teams for the Golf Croquet league
  • Friendlies and Matches with other clubs
  • Evening Sessions
  • Invitations to other clubs to ‘have a go at playing croquet’ i.e. WI’s
  • Any other points