Some final non-play days and the end of the season

We have two non-roll-up days the week after next.

On Monday 4 September, we have a friendly arranged with the Jarrow U3A club, and on Saturday 9 September, our greens are hosting the Turner Goblet, Croquet North’s open GC singles competition.

Finally, the playing season winds up on Saturday 16 September as we have been told that the Council need to take over the greens for their winter maintenance programme starting after that weekend.

John Cotes Trophy winner – 2023

Congratulations to Roger Carpenter (right) on winning the John Cotes Trophy this year beating Peter Tymms (left) in the final 7-3, and to Susan Martin (centre) who won the plate competition.

Apart from a few scattered spots of rain, the weather stayed good throughout and everyone had an enjoyable afternoon. Many thanks to the various members who provided good quantities of delicious cakes.

No regular play on Saturday 12 August

Please note that, due to a home Division 1 league match against Alnmouth on 12 August, there will be no regular roll-up play that day. Spectators are, of course, very welcome to help cheer on the team.

John Cotes Trophy Day

Weather permitting we shall be holding the annual competition for the John Cotes Trophy (GC handicap singles knockout) on Monday 31 July,, which means that the day is restricted to club members only and guests won’t be able to be accommodated.

Division 1 win against Backworth

Durham played Backworth for the first time in the Croquet North GC Division 1 League on Wednesday 12 July, when our team of Derek, Peter, Roger and Tony had another good result winning 15-3.

Many thanks to Backworth for their hospitality.