Results of Croquet Competition



126  pupils and parents  from (All Saints, Ashlands, Ben Rhydding, Ghyll Royd, Moorfield, Sacred Heart, Westville, IGS, together with a number of  visiting families from Skipton, Guiseley, Otley and Menston competed in a One Ball – Six Hoops  Competition organised by  Ben Rhydding Croquet Club. They played on two mini croquet lawns beautifully prepared by Brent Thompson within a roped off area in the centre of the fete arena.


Prize winners:

Gold Certificate: Sam Connolly, Jill Horn, Adam Catlin, David Whitehead, Will Drake, Keith Terry, Jenny Wholley and Patricia Lumsden.

Silver Certificate: Chris Connolly, Nicky Whitehead, Chris Wholley, Zoe Spencer, Alastair Horn, Hugh Jamieson, Samantha Stevens and Stephenia Ockroyd.

Bronze Certificate: Catherine Whitehead, Becky Wholley, Frankie Catlin, Peter Horn, Simon Beecham, John Ockroyd, Louise Wellington and Holly Spence.

Some 30 years ago croquet was played at Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club on what is now their No1 Grass Court Lawn, and also at the Craiglands Hotel, until the Conference Centre / Conservatory was built over it!.

Croquet is currently played at Ben Rhydding Croquet Club, Coutances Way, Leeds Road, LS29 8AW on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30am through to 4:00pm from April to October and beyond! or contact Membership Secretary  01943  862125.


Richard Lorimer