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Austin 08-28-2013 07:42 AM

Croquet
 
Does anyone else play croquet?

We're starting to cool off, but I need to go buy a new set. Mine did not hold up well this year, of course it is 20 years old.

Chris 08-28-2013 08:07 AM

Sounds like a good drinking sport but no I never have.

oldognewtrick 08-28-2013 08:46 AM

Do people really still play this?

bud16415 08-28-2013 11:25 AM

We played it all the time as kids. We had our own version of the rules I think but mostly we played the backyard form where you have a peg at both ends and do a figure 8 thru the wickets and first one around wins. Scoring strokes for going thru a wicket or hitting another’s ball.

It gave a reason to mowing the grass mostly.

oldognewtrick 08-28-2013 02:22 PM

I don't know, it's just something about a game with the word wickets in it. Makes me think we should be taking tea, crumpets and saluting the Queen. :usa:

nealtw 08-28-2013 06:52 PM

You count strokes just like golf. Oldog; you just like those games that were invented because nobody knew the rules of cricket and rugby. If you have to have the monarchy, the British have it made; absolutely no power and she pays taxes too.

bud16415 08-29-2013 06:51 AM

Sounds to me like this is becoming a “Sticky Wicket”.

Even though the term is a cricket term not croquet.

Now pass the crumpets please.
:o

oldognewtrick 08-29-2013 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bud16415 (Post 90970)
Sounds to me like this is becoming a “Sticky Wicket”.

Even though the term is a cricket term not croquet.

Now pass the crumpets please.
:o

Neal started it...:rofl:

Austin 08-29-2013 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldognewtrick (Post 90928)
Do people really still play this?

Well yeah, me.

nealtw 08-29-2013 05:05 PM

http://www.9wicketcroquet.com/rules/26/backyard-croquet-basic-rules

My father in law loved to play against his grandchildren. He figured to get to know people, play sports with them, and that was about the only one they could play together.


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