Invite to swing up storm at croquet

FOR 25 years, our local mallet wielding masters of croquet have been swinging up a storm at Jones Park in Merrylands.

On the first Saturday of May, the group celebrated World Croquet Day with skilled events throughout the morning, finishing with a match to accent a perfect afternoon.
Croquet had become a popular past-time for the old world’s wealthy since its first match, said to have been held in the mid 19th century.
The game was the first of its kind, allowing females to play a sport outside and in the company of men.
Late wartime leader, Winston Churchill, was also said to have wanted to be buried with his favourite croquet mallet.
With an intimate group of about 15 members, Holroyd Croquet Group leader and committee member of the Markara Carnivale, Katherine Norman, is keen for new members to come and try out the famous game.
“We have association croquet on Tuesday and Saturday mornings and golf-croquet
on Thursday mornings which is more social. We’ve only had enough players to get that pitch for the day so we would love new members to come down,” she said.
If you’d like to give it a go, head Jones Park, cnr Burnett and Landsowne streets, Merryland, or for further info, call 0450 237 382 to speak with Katherine.