23rd September: Watford win the EACF League Finals at Newport (GC)
Newport hosted the EACF League semi-finals and finals at the weekend; in the final, Watford defeated Enfield by the narrow margin of 10-8. A report can be found here.

21st August: Newport beat Colchester 12-6 (GC)
Newport's golf croquet team beat Colchester convincingly to improve their record to two wins and one loss in the EACF league.

11th August: Newport lost to Colchester South 1-4 (AC)
It's now two wins, two losses for the Essex-Suffolk league team after a closely-fought loss to Colchester South. Click here for the scores.

31st July: Busy on the Golf Croquet front
The Golf Croqueters have played a series of friendly fixtures. Reports can be found on the golf croquet page.

24th July: Newport beat Bury St. Edmunds 4-3 (AC)
Newport's record in the Essex-Suffolk league improved to 2 wins out of 3, after a narrow victory over Bury St. Edmunds. Click here for the scores.

18th July: Handicap Tournament Cancelled
Due to the small number of entries, the CA Handicap Tournament scheduled for 4th and 5th August has been cancelled.

24th June: David Parkins wins B-Level Tournament
David Parkins, from the Medway club, won a damp Newport B-Level tournament, winning all five of his games. Click here for a report on the tournament.

23rd June: Gold Award for Newport member
Mike Porter qualified for his gold merit award from the Croquet Association today by completing his first competitive triple peel, during the Newport B-Level tournament.

19th June: Newport beat Bury St. Edmunds 11-7 (GC)
Newport bounced back from their opening defeat in the EACF Central Area league with an 11-7 win at Bury St. Edmunds.

5th June: Newport lost to Colchester North 2-3 (AC)
Newport lost narrowly at Colchester in their most recent Essex-Suffolk League match. Click here for match scores.

3rd June: Newport lost to Letchworth 1-6 (AC)
Newport's team in this year's Longman Cup went the same way as its Mary Rose entry, losing in the first round to Letchworth. Click here for match scores.

22nd May: Newport lost to Colchester 2-5 (AC)
Newport exited this year's Mary Rose competition at the first hurdle, with a 5-2 loss at Colchester. A report can be found here.

13th May: Newport member wins competition
The "croquet palindrome" competition organised by Colin Hemming (Colchester CC) was won by Mike Porter, for the following conversation between Trevor and his opponent, who has not been paying attention during Trevor's break:
' "On rover, Trevor?" "No." '
For this somewhat dubious effort, Mike was rewarded with a bottle of "Croquet" aperitif.
If you want to read the entries which this was judged better than, click here.

12th May: Newport beat Ipswich 3-2 (AC)
In the first league match of the season, Newport's Association Croqueters had a narrow victory over Ipswich. Click here for match scores.

10th May: Newport lost to Sudbury 7-11 (GC)
Newport's Golf Croquet side lost their opening league match to Sudbury. This is what happens when you let players with a handicap of -3 into the league!

3rd May: GC Refereeing Course
A course for budding Golf Croquet referees will be held at Newport on 22nd August. Details of the course and the application procedure can be obtained by clicking here.

9th April: Tournament Vacancies
There are still places available in all three of our CA Tournaments: the B-Level advanced weekend on 23-24 June; the Handicap weekend on 4-5 August; and the B-Level Golf Croquet tournament on 18 August. See the CA Tournaments page for the latest info.

6th April: Draws for National Club Competitions
Newport have been drawn to face Colchester in the second round of the Mary Rose; the winners will play Bury or Bowdon. In the Longman Cup, Newport will play Letchworth, with the winners to play Norwich. For full details (from the CA site), click here.

1st April: Season Starts
On a glorious sunny day, the Newport lawns were opened for the 2007 season. See some photos here.
Remember, Mondays will be golf croquet afternoons and Thursdays will be association croquet afternoons throughout the season!

Test your knowledge of Association Croquet Laws
Not really news, but... the Croquet Association website has a quiz to test your knowledge of the basic laws of croquet. Give it a try by clicking here.

13th/14th January: Indoor Golf Croquet at Soham
The results of the latest weekend tournament at Soham, are on the golf croquet page. Photos are on the photo page.

1st January
Happy New Year from Newport Croquet Club! We are currently in the middle of the off-season, but check this page for details of the 2007 season, which will begin on 1st April.

News items from 2006 can be found by clicking here.