Guerilla Croquet Comes to Rye


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The news came through late on Tuesday afternoon.  The Authorities had erected a marquee on the croquet lawn in advance of two weeks of tennis tournaments.  There were mutterings.

Later, a phone call informed me that a group of croquet players were defying The Authorities and were…but then I lost signal.  What could be going on?  I decided to investigate.  Arriving at the club, I found a group of reprobates had set hoops on the portion of the lawn not now enclosed by the marquee and were well-advanced in a game.  Indeed, had the marquee not contained further obstacles, I was informed that the culprits would have played the game inside it.  There was talk of further direct action on a vacant tennis court nearby.

This action, together with the subsequent drinking session, was clearly brought to the attention of The Authorities as evidenced by an email a number of us received from the very highest authority late on Tuesday night.

Has Guerilla Croquet (a variant of American Backyard Croquet where the court is distorted) reached the sleepy banks of the Rother? Where will it end? Visions spring to mind of members playing against the dystopic landscape of the Mad Max movies spring to mind: Mad Max 5 – Beyond the Tennis Court?  The possibilities are endless. The challenges insurmountable.  And maybe the Rye game will evolve to embrace Extreme Croquet . In which case, Rye Tennis players should be afraid, very afraid because then grass banks, the drainage culverts and even the bar itself might be pressed into service for the noble game of croquet.

We look forward to developments with interest.

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Croquet: Sunday 1st August


exules filii Evae!!!!

The croquet lawn at the Club being unavailable, croquet this Sunday, 1st August will be at 1100 at Catty and Nick Bingham’s (for which, many thanks).

Perhaps folk could let me know whether they’ll be coming along so I can ensure a quorum?

Richard

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Croquet Tuesday 27th July 2010


For those who want to play, croquet will be at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 27th July.

best

Richard

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The Rye Croquet Court


The court in Rye is open for play on Sunday 25 July and Tuesday 27 July as usual, but it will be in use for the tennis tournaments and thus not available for croquet on Sunday 1 August, Tuesday 3 August, and Sunday 8 August. It should be open again for the 5pm session on Tuesday 10 August.

Those who would like to come and play here in Winchelsea on Sunday 8 August from 1100 would be most welcome (address below).

Best wishes,

Peter

PS Sorry to miss 25 and 27 July myself: off to Burgundy for a week.

Backfields End

Winchelsea

East Sussex

TN36 4AB

01797 226 388 or 0780 171 2134

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Croquet Tuesday 20th July (Change of time)


Hi Richard

I am away on holiday now so will not be able to play until Sunday 1st August.

Regards

Rachel

From: Richard Marsh [mailto:richardmarsh@fastmail.fm]
Sent: 19 July 2010 09:37
To: Peter Mackenzie Smith; Catherine Bingham; Ben Chishick; Michael St. Clair-George; n.moy@gryphco.com; tonysuehome@aol.com; Chasoffsailing@aol.com; joanna.bates@hotmail.co.uk; Keith Ford; paullise@onetel.com; Sandra Mackenzie-Smith; ; dcarver@tiscali.co.uk; Rachel Calvert
Subject: Croquet Tuesday 20th July (Change of time)

Tuesday the 20th’s game will be at the later time of 5.30 pm. All most welcome, It’s a bbq night at the tennis club and members are welcome to bring meat to contribute to the corporate pyre.

RM

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Croquet Tuesday 20th July (Change of time)


Tuesday the 20th’s game will be at the later time of 5.30 pm. All most welcome, It’s a bbq night at the tennis club and members are welcome to bring meat to contribute to the corporate pyre.

RM

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Croquet at 1700 on Tuesday 6 July


Our next fixture is tomorrow from 5pm.

Not sure yet whether I will be able to make it myself, so please remember you have to press ‘c’ for clear on the pavilion keypad before ‘1922’ and turning the lock.

And many thanks to those who arranged the excellent salad lunch after our enjoyable games yesterday: an excellent initiative which I hope will be repeated in future.

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