A croquet club associated with the Crake Valley has been in existence since 1897. The Club has been on our present site by the Greenodd roundabout in South Lakeland since the early 1900’s.
Crake Valley Croquet Club has strong Croquet Association traditions having previously hosted representative matches between England and Scotland in the late 1990’s.
The Club features in the Guinness Book of Records for the most hoops scored (402) in 24 hours (with Southport in 2000) and previously in 1997 (370 hoops with Belsay Hall).
Crake Valley Croquet Club maintains an active interest in many of the North West Federation of Croquet Clubs’ activities with our teams finishing in third place in both the weekend handicap Association Croquet and the Golf Croquet Leagues in 2018. In addition, a Crake Valley Golf Croquet team was crowned Champions at the Summer Festival held in Southport in June.
Throughout the summer, the Club interacts with many local groups keen to learn more about the game of croquet, or to just give the game a try. These visits, which this year have included the U3A and Women’s Institute, are arranged by contacting our Visitors Secretary. As the Club is open all year (weather permitting), we are aiming to attract more visitors and to help with this we are in the process of increasing the area available for play from 2 full-sized lawns to 3 full-sized and one half-sized lawn.