In the last century croquet in this area was only played in Burley. Games were played in member’s gardens and usually finished with tea and cucumber sandwiches.
Due to various circumstances the club membership diminished and as a result, availability of garden lawns also decreased. The opportunities to play croquet became fewer and fewer.
Around 2005, a suitable piece of land became available in Bransgore. The Burley Club committee made inquiries about this ground and as a result, this is now the home of Bransgore Croquet Club (BCC).
The Bransgore Croquet Club was formed in 2006 and was ably and enthusiastically led by Miles Rich and his team. Play commenced in the summer of 2006 with just a half lawn.
Playing days were Monday afternoons (Association Croquet) and Thursday afternoons (Golf Croquet). Following on from this initial effort, the club now has two full sized playing lawns and a smaller lawn used for practice.
As the club has grown, it now enjoys play from Monday to Friday. See ‘Playing Schedule 2020’ under the ‘Taking Part’ tab.
In addition to club play, we invite other organisations along. For example, Rotary, TWG, U3A and WI, come and play croquet and afterwards enjoy cheese and wine or a cream tea, depending on the time of day to finish off.