Boss storms crake

David Williamson presents Liz with the Cumbria Cup.

The tournament started in driving rain but Liz put together yet another controlled 9-12-5 to start with a win. A lawn was briefly lost to puddling while the heavy rain continued. The drainage was coping on the other. More fine Croquet from Liz, hardly a hoop missed all day. On a dry Sunday morning the beautiful lawns reveiled their true colours by playing smooth and fast. Liz's game became a three ball, became a two ball and the game was won +1. She concluded with a 8-12-6 in the afternoon.

With a score of 5/5 in an incomplete block she was unanimously declared the winner.

17th June 2018

National Croquet Day

A big turn out from members and Nordic Walkers from 10am to Sun down. Many people tried Croquet for the first time today. Lots of snacks turned up too. A wonderful day weatherwise always helps proceedings.

13th May 2018

Milleennium Short

Sharpshooters Liz and Peter represented FCC at Chester in a four round Swiss. The Chestert lawns were in excelent shape and offered everone good games. John Dawson Managed the event and CCC provided the excelent facilities and food from their club house. Although advertised by the manager and the lack of waterproofing needed, FCC were the only team to wear their colours. Unfortunately Liz and Peter had to play each other in the second round somwhat lengthening the bookies odds for a FCC win. It was great to see the trophy again, supplied by FCC when we resurected the tournament five years ago. We were a couple of hoops away from winning it.

12th May April 2018

UU on Midgeland Road dun good

The culvert into the new surface water drainage pipe work beneath Midgeland Road has been completely re-engineered it looks to include a new water catchment area with a sump. This could well improve the water run off from our lawns. See news 21st January for comparison.

This has now been bricked, new photo required!

21st April 2018

Friday is tiday

  • Thanks to Geoffrey and Philip – lawn treatment
  • John and Ian – lawn layout
  • Carole and Angela – pavilion cleaning
  • Eileen – croquet store cleaning
  • Alan and Liz – sorting and tidying

Fast refueling in the pits is essential.

9th March 2018

King of Spades Reports

The drainage ditch from the lawns to the Midgeland Road culvert is now running free and has been cleared of leaves, mud, twigs, plastic bags and weeds.

Update 27th January: The remaining ditches around the lawns have now been checked and cleared where necessary.The south ditch was completely blocked in places and overgrown with brambles and weeds. The west ditch is still overgrown but appears to be clear without any obvious blockage.

23rd January 2018

Newest Blues

Congratulations to those playing their first league match for us this season. They were all presented with their blues at the annual dinner today. We hope they have a successful, enjoyable and fun 2018 season.

L to R, Carol Ramsbottom, Lindsay Campbell, Sue Clarke, Jude Acda, Andy Brandwood and Sita Gough.

11th November 2017

THE FAB Trophy

Winner & R/U.

(Fylde Association Beginners). Seven newly trained association players entered this event. Eileen Moore was given a bye as she had an early morning date with a builder. Ted Walker played John Derbyshire and won 7 – 5. Jan Smith played Jean Audsley and won 9 – 4. Phil Blewitt played Barbara Walker and won 10 – 2. In the 2nd round Jan played Eileen and won 8 – 4. Ted played Phil and in a very close match which could have gone either way Ted came out the winner 14 – 11.

The final was set up between Jan and Ted. Ted went to peg with his first ball and as Jan did the same she was advised (advise flowed freely!) to peg Ted’s ball out. She did this with some skill but unfortunately followed his ball on to the peg and so the match came down to a game of one ball. Both 2nd balls were for hoop one and Ted pulled ahead. However with Jan’s remaining 4 bisques to Ted’s 2 Jan caught up, overtook and won with the final score 14 – 10. It was a great day with lots of good sportsmanship and enjoyment.

Fylde have some potentially good AC players coming through! Well done to the class of 2017

The players.

14th October 2017

The 2017 News has been Archived Here

23rd November 2016