Club Open Day Is A Great Success

Blue skies greeted visitors to the Broadwas Croquet Club Open Day on Saturday

Broadwas Croquet Club held a highly successful Open Day at Stoney Ley on Saturday afternoon.

A total of 25 visitors attended the event, including three youngsters.  All enjoyed fine playing conditions and instruction given by member volunteers, who also prepared and provided refreshments in the clubhouse.

The three-hour-long event raised the profile of the club locally and attracted visitors from many surrounding villages as well as rousing the interest of some of those who attended, in joining the club.  

Brian Humphreys tells Malcolm Armstrong and Jeff Faulkner about the hoop that got away, before the start of the Open Day on Saturday
As well as home-baked cakes and scones, visitors were also treated to strawberries and cream on Saturday

Many thanks to Stuart Smith for organising the event and for distributing advertising leaflets with Fran Wall and special thanks for the baking and food prepared by members and for the help in giving instruction on the lawns, to  Gill Richardson, Mary Dryden, Hazel Felton, Jean Faulkner, Brian Humphreys, Malcolm Armstrong, Jeff Faulkner, Janet Barber, Chris Croft, Alan Stevens, Gerry Stevens, John Steel and Stuart Smith.

Most of the club mallets got an outing and a game on Saturday afternoon
One of the young visitors to the Open Day throws herself into her game, putting her ball into the hoop jaws
The club flag, erected by Stuart Smith, flew magnificently in the afternoon’s summer breeze
And if you weren’t quite ready for cakes and scones, you could catch some rays between games at the Open Day

Paul Felton