Croquet North

The 2024 CN AGM will be held on 16th March, in the Pavilion at Tyneside CC commencing 10am.
All members are encouraged to attend.

Jack Shotton


It was sad to hear of the passing of Jack Shotton earlier this month (December 2023)

Jack (and his wife Betty)joined us in the early 1980’s until 1993 and was President in 1989 and 1990 when we moved to Cochrane Park University Sports ground. He was instrument in procuring 2 beach huts from Whitley Bay council which he and helpers joined together to make the Pavilion. He also manufactured a large storage box for the equipment and using material from his engineering company (Marland), ie: ships bearing material with pick axe helves he produced the famous Marland mallets of which he used all his playing life. Jack also contributed cartoons for the club monthly newsletter. He donated a handsome stainless steel coffee pot for use in the Marland AC competition. He was a very enthusiastic AC player and was quite agile around the court developing a 2/3 ball strategy which served him very well and made life difficult for his opponents at the end of his break!

Club Annual Dinner & Presentations.

Our Annual Dinner & Presentations took place at the Northumberland Golf Club on Wednesday 1st November 2023.

Winners showing off their respective trophies: L – R: Linda , GC Doubles; Eric Nixon, AC Handicap Doubles: Derek Watts, AC Advanced; Nora Burbridge, CA Diploma; Mike Solomon, GC Ivy Court; Dave Okell, GC Doubles and AC Handicap Doubles and Margaret , Ladies GC Doubles.

In his after dinner speech, Chair Peter Lowe announced that Sheila and Derek Watts have recieved Honorary Membership of the Club and also that Nora Burbridge had received the CA Diploma, all for long term service to the club.