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MIDDLESBROUGH CROQUET CLUB

GENERAL INFORMATION 2016

THE CLUB:   MCC is registered with the Croquet Association and affiliated to Croquet North federation. The club was formed in 1988 at Ormesby Hall (NT), moved to Prissick Sports Park from 1998-2006 and is now in Albert Park. There are around thirty-five members, who meet for friendly games, coaching and season-long club competitions. MCC takes part in inter-club matches around the North East. We also host several tournaments during the season. There is ample equipment and information about all forms of croquet. New players are always very welcome! The club has a social programme during the winter, including regular indoor croquet in Norton Methodist Hall.

LOCATION:
  ALBERT PARK, Park Road South, Middlesbrough TS5 6LD.

From the South, leave A19 at A1130, taking 3rd exit towards Middlesbrough centre, bearing left to join Acklam Road (A1032). After a mile (at lights) bear right down Ayresome St. At Linthorpe Road, turn right at lights, then first left and park in Park Road South.

From the North, leave A19 just after fly-over, taking A66 towards Middlesbrough; keep in left lane and leave at next slip-road. Almost all around roundabout, then take A1032 to traffic lights and turn sharp left down Ayresome St; At Linthorpe Road, turn right at lights, then first left and park in Park Road South.

From the West leave A66 after the A19 interchange, taking slip road to large roundabout and take 5th exit to A1032 (as above). The lawns are near the Sports Pavilion past the tennis courts. Cars are not allowed in the Park. Leave nothing valuable visible in your car.

VISITORS:  Visitors are very welcome, but may only play if accompanied by a club member (who has access to the cabin and equipment). There is a nominal fee of £3 per visit.

COACHING: Regularly arranged for groups or individuals (contact the Secretary).

Non-members - £12 for course of 6 lessons.

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Kept under review, please enquire. The Council issues season tickets to members and this is included in the subscription. New players are not required to join immediately and their subscriptions are reduced depending on the length of season remaining.

ACCESS: Many members have Gate and Club Cabin keys (where those for the Pavilion are kept). The four lawns are available daily from 09.30am until the Park closes (an hour before dusk), with the exception of maintenance, organised club sessions, home match days and other occasions as posted. The playing season runs from April through to end October.

BOOKINGS:  Members can book a lawn via the members’ area of the website or by ringing the Secretary. A membership list is available (also on-line).

 

CLUB DAYS:

Tuesdays – Association Croquet sessions 1000-1300 & 1400-1700

Wednesdays - Golf Croquet 1000-1300 informal; then competitions until 1700

Fridays - Coaching t.b.a. (both codes) 1230 onwards

       
DRESS. Flat-soled rubber shoes. Treat equipment carefully, shut down pavilion, secure and lock the cabin and gate padlock


Chairman        Dennis Scarr (01388-746736; 07745-018272)
Secretary        Charles Waterfield (01642-712551; 07502 311484)
Treasurer        John Parks 35 Birchgate Road, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough TS5 5NP

Visitor Centre  01642-819808 (Tracy Roulston, Park Manager)

www.middlesbroughcroquet.org.uk