Competitive croquet is a whole new ball game! Forget your childhood's nine backyard hoops. Substitute six metal wickets with limited clearance on either side of the
ball. Introduce a strategy that is part golf, part pool and part chess. That in a nutshell is six-wicket croquet. Golf croquet is a simplified variant of the game. Croquet is a fun activity for all ages of all capabilities. If you think you have the temperament to step up to the
wicket, please contact
us and we’ll arrange a simple introduction to the game.
WRW players have been traveling to tournaments
since 2008 but this year's InterClub event at Merion Cricket Club, Haverford, PA,, was by far the most affable and fun group yet. We bonded, we ate (some drank), we laughed, we cried .... and we
played croquet, some better than others, at the amazing Merion Cricket Club. A big shout out to the GC team of Susan Koepp, Jennifer Lewis, Gwyn Smith and our guest, Steve Fisher
(Oklahoma). WRW placed third in a group of six GC teams.
A big shout out, too, to those appearing at
a tournament for the first time: Steve Graham, Marie Richardson, Jennifer, and Gwyn. The 8-member, six-wicket team held its own against serious, low handicap players from New York, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania. Four overtime losses could have easily been wins., Hats off to the gutsy team of Jay Graham, Steve Graham, Cynthia Chess, Linda Orff, Ed O'Laughlin, Sue Sergeant, Marie
Richardson and the ever humble Imperial Wicket, Rodney Calver. It was a tough tournamen but the memory I will take away is that, although it
was hard, the game of croquet, and the team spirit of our players were the real winners! Others will have their own recollections of bar bills so
long that they tripped over them as they left the hotel lobby before breakfast Sunday! -- Rodney Calver
*As in previous years,
members are asked to wear whites on the lawn