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Old 08-28-2013, 07:42 AM  
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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.


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Old 08-28-2013, 08:07 AM  
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Sounds like a good drinking sport but no I never have.


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Do people really still play this?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Neal started it...
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Do people really still play this?
Well yeah, me.
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http://www.9wicketcroquet.com/rules/...et-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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