Croquet Victoria
Advancing Croquet in Victoria


Victorian Golf Croquet State Team

Croquet news



Association Croquet – Brian Reither Challenge Cup 2023

The Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea hosted the Brian Reither Challenge Cup on the weekend of 9th and 10th September. This is the third year the event has been run and it is named in honour of Croquet Victoria Life Member, Brian Reither.  Brian kindly offered to be Tournament Manager this year.

There was a field of 10 playing in two round robin blocks of five.  In Block A, Robert Fletcher won all four of his games while Greg Hill lost only one game, which was to Robert.  In Block B, the 3rd seed Lachlan Berryman was the standout winning all his games.  Second place getter in the block was Greg Fletcher with 3 wins from 4 games. Greg completed two triple peels whilst Lachlan completed one.




Robert Fletcher success in England

Croquet Victoria congratulates Robert Fletcher on taking out the 2023 British Golf Croquet Open. Robert defeated Reg Bamford of South Africa, 7-0 & 7-5 in the final.

 Robert began his Championship campaign with wins over Richard Bilton and Aston Wade of England before beating Stephen Mulliner, also of England 7-5 & 7-5 to qualify for the final.




Victorian Women's and Men’s Association Croquet Championships

The Victorian Croquet Centre at Cairnlea hosted the Association Croquet Women’s and Men’s Championships on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September. We had some interstate players – Nerida Taylor and Tim Murphy from NSW and Dwayne McCormick from SA.  Also, it was great to have Greg Fletcher playing again.  He is living in Germany and playing a few tournaments while on a shortish visit to Australia.

There was a field of 6 in the Women’s event and so they all played each other in a round robin.  Elaine Coverdale (Essendon) and Tricia Devlin (Castlemaine) both won 4 out of their 5 games and played off in the final. Tricia got a bit of a start with both balls but lost the innings.  Elaine played some great shots to start her first break of 9 including a take-off the full length of the lawn and then a superb 30-yard rush from corner 3 to hoop 1.  Her second break was equally impressive. Elaine won the final 21-4 for her 4th Victorian AC Women’s Championship.





HORSHAM CROQUET CLUB OPENING DAY held on Thursday 17/8/2023

Di Trotter from triple H Community Radio opened the Horsham Croquet Club by “running” the first blue ball through the hoop for our season 2023-2024

Unfortunately, the Weather was rather cold and damp, although 26 Club members managed to brave the conditions before lunch and played 2 13/hoop games. After lunch every one stayed nice and warm inside the air-conditioned club room and enjoyed a lovely social chat as the weather definitely was not going to improve.

 After a tasty afternoon tea and a cuppa was served up for all to enjoy, everyone went home rather tired to rest their weary bodies (not necessary from playing croquet though)

Thanks to all who helped in any way making this day possible.


To submit a news item, email  news @ croquetvic . asn . au

Add a news item

About Croquet Victoria

We are the State Sporting Association responsible for croquet across Victoria and Southern New South Wales. Established on 18 June 1914 as the Victorian Croquet Association Inc., we trade as Croquet Victoria.

Under our current rules, we lead and develop croquet in Victoria by coordinating and supporting Association Croquet, Golf Croquet, Ricochet and Gateball, played in 89 clubs across 14 regional associations.

Croquet Victoria is committed to ensuring that every croquet participant, including children and young people, has a safe and happy experience, free of abuse, harassment, bullying or any other form of inappropriate conduct.

click to read full statement...

We support the active participation of all children. We listen to their views, respect their views and involve them when making decisions, where appropriate, especially about matters that will directly affect them (including their safety).

We are committed to consulting with parents and with the community.

We are committed to ensuring cultural safety for all.

We are committed to implementing the eleven Victorian Child Safety standards, which include additional focus on the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; involving families and communities; and online safety.

Approved by Council, 22 August 2022

Read more about the  advantages of affiliation.

Mallet News Victoria

The magazine of Croquet Victoria.

Download the latest edition (July 2022), or browse the archive of older editions.

Croquet Victoria on YouTube

We have over 80 videos on our YouTube channel.


Find a club near you

Here is a map [] of all the clubs in Victoria.

To find and contact a club near you, use the Club Finder.

Upcoming events

06 Oct 23
09 Oct 23

Rich River Singles & Hi-Lo Doubles 2023
Range : 9.0 to 20.0
Rich River

Download tournament notice

Cherie Lessing
0409 509 295
clessing1 @ hotmail . com

See more events

Recent results

08 Sep 23
10 Sep 23

Brighton Singles
Range : -3.0 to 6.0 (AC)

Winner : Simon Watkins (Brighton)
Runner-up: Gavan Woinarski (MCC)

08 Sep 23
10 Sep 23

Brighton Singles
Range : 7.0 to 11.0 (AC)

Winner : Doug Neale (MCC)
Runner-up: Thomas Kudelka (MCC)

09 Sep 23
10 Sep 23

GC HCP Singles
Range : 0.0 to 7.0 (GC)

Winner : Neil Warburton (Wonthaggi)
Runner-up: John Carr (Mornington)

What's new?