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Media coverage of croquet during COVID-19

[<<] [>>] by Eugene Chang
9th July (CA Official News)

A list of media coverage of croquet during COVID-19, national and by Federation (last updated 18/6/2020). Contact CA Marketing & Comms to update the list.


  1. May 24: Sunday Times - Social distancing sees sales of croquet sets boom
  2. May 24: Sunday Times - Hoop and Glory
  3. May 25: talkRADIO - Breakfast with James Max, around 8:55
  4. May 28: Daily Mail - CRAIG BROWN: Warning - don't play croquet in front of the telly
  5. May 28: Daily Telegraph - page 2, picture of Bamburgh croquet club with castle in background
  6. May 30: BBC Radio London - Sports Show, 1hr 36 mins in


  1. May 24: International Business Times - Croquet players hope grass is greeener after Virus Lockdown; same story translated in the French media in separate publications - here and here.
  2. May 25: Taipei Times - Croquet, bowls taking steps to return

South East & Central London

  1. May 15:Shoreham Herald - Sussex County Croquet Club reopen their lawns
  2. May 16: BBC Radio Sussex - Radio interview, 47 mins in
  3. May 27: ITV Meridian News - Evening news 6.00-6.30 Sports report (link TBC)
  4. June 2: The Argus - Players flock to Southwick Croquet Club
  5. June 29: Kent & Sussex Courier - Club celebrate return to croquet

North West

  1. Blackpool Gazette - link tbc
  2. June 9: ITV Granada News - Granada Reports featuring Bowdon Croquet Club

West Midlands

  1. May 22: Kenilworth Weekly News - 'Great to be back again'
  2. May 25: BBC Radio West Midlands - Mid-morning on BBC WM, 1hr 51 mins in
  3. May 26: BBC Radio Coventry West Midlands - Evenings with Lorna Bailey, 1hr 17 mins in
  4. June 12: BBC Midlands Today - Midlands Today, 13:30 and 18:30 reports

East Midlands

  1. May 26: West Bridgford Wire - Outdoor activities in Nottingham: These facilities starting to reopen with safety measures in place
  2. May 30: BBC Radio Nottingham - broadcast 30th May on news bulletins. Link TBC.
  3. June 12: South Holland News - Surge in popularity to booost membership

South West

  1. May 23: Exmouth Journal - Budleigh Salterton return to action after lockdown rules relaxed
  2. May 29: BBC Points West - 6pm Evening news - 23 mins in - original broadcast now uploaded to CA YouTube channel, courtesy of BBC Points West
  3. June 8: BBC Hereford & Worcester - Breakfast Show - audio recording on Worcester Norton's Facebook page.


  1. May 21: The Scottish Sun - Coronavirus Scotland: Tory MSP sparks laughter asking Nicola Sturgeon if he could play croquet when lockdown eases


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