GENERAL INFORMATION 2023
CLUB: MCC is registered with the Croquet Association
and affiliated to Croquet North. The club formed in 1988 at Ormesby Hall
(NT), moved to Prissick Sports Park from 1998-2006 and is now in Albert Park.
There are around thirty members, who meet for friendly games, coaching and
season-long club competitions. MCC takes part in inter-club matches around the
North East. We also host some tournaments during the season. There is ample
equipment and information about all forms of croquet. New players are always
very welcome! The club has a social programme over winter, including indoor carpet
croquet in Norton Methodist Hall.
LOCATION: ALBERT PARK,
From the South,
leave A19 at A1130, taking 3rd exit towards
From the North,
leave A19 just after fly-over, taking A66 towards
From the West
leave A66 after the A19 interchange, taking slip road to large roundabout and
take 5th exit to A1032 (as above). The lawns are near the Sports Pavilion past
the tennis courts. Cars are not allowed in the Park. Leave nothing
valuable visible in your car.
VISITORS: Visitors are very welcome, but may only play if accompanied by a club member (who has access to the cabin and equipment). There is a nominal fee of £5 per visit.
COACHING: Regularly arranged for groups or individuals (contact the Secretary).
- £12 for course of 6 lessons.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: Kept under review, please enquire. The Council issues season tickets to members and this is included in the subscription. New players are not required to join immediately and their subscriptions are reduced depending on the length of season remaining.
ACCESS: Many members have Gate and Club Cabin keys. The four lawns are available daily from 09.30am until the Park closes (an hour before dusk), with the exception of maintenance, organised club sessions, home match days and other occasions as posted. The playing season runs from April through to mid October.
BOOKINGS: Members can book a lawn via the members’ area of the Website or by ringing the Secretary. A membership list is available (also on-line).
Tuesdays – Association Croquet sessions 1000-1300 & 1400-1700
Wednesdays - Golf Croquet 1000-1300 informal; then competitions until 1700
Fridays - Coaching t.b.a. (both codes) 1230 onwards
DRESS. Flat-soled rubber shoes. Treat equipment carefully, secure and lock the cabin and gate padlock.
Chairman Dennis Scarr (01388-746736; 07745-018272)
Secretary Charles Waterfield (01642-712551; 07502 311484)
Treasurer John Parks
Visitor Centre 01642-819808