Oxford Croquet

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART 1 INTRODUCTION

A. OUTLINE OF THE GAME
1. An outline of the game

B. THE COURT AND EQUIPMENT
2. The court

3. Equipment and accessories

C. DEFINITIONS

4. Start and end of a game and turn

5. A stroke and the striking period

6. States of a ball

7. Outside agencies

PART 2 ORDINARY SINGLES PLAY

A. GENERAL LAWS OF PLAY
8. The start of a game

9. Election of striker's ball

10. Ball off the court

11. Ball in the yard-line area

12. Replacement of a ball off the court or in the yard-line area

13. Wiring lift

14. Hoop point

15. Peg point

16. Roquet

17. Hoop and roquet situations

18. Consequences of a roquet

19. Placing balls for a croquet stroke

20. Croquet stroke

21. Continuation stroke

B. ERRORS IN PLAY
22. General principles

23. Forestalling play

24. Compound errors

25. Playing when not entitled to do so

26. Playing a wrong ball

27. Playing when a ball is misplaced

28. Faults

C. INTERFERENCE WITH PLAY
29. General principles

30. Balls wrongly removed or not removed from the game

31. Misplaced clips and misleading information

32. Playing when forestalled

33. Interference with the position of a ball

34. Interference with the playing of a stroke

35. Miscellaneous interference

PART 3 OTHER FORMS OF PLAY

A. ADVANCED SINGLES PLAY
36. Optional lift or contact

B. HANDICAP SINGLES PLAY
37. Bisques

38. Pegging out in handicap games

39. Restoration of bisques after certain errors

C. DOUBLES PLAY
40. General

41. Ordinary doubles play

42. Advanced doubles play

43. Handicap doubles play

D. SHORTENED GAMES
44. Shortened games

45. Advanced play in shortened games

46. Handicap play in shortened games

PART 4 CONDUCT OF THE GAME

A. GENERAL LAWS OF CONDUCT
47. The state of the game

48. Referees of the game

49. Expedition in play

50. Advice and aids

51. Miscellaneous laws of conduct

B. SPECIAL LAWS
52. Double-banked play

53. Tournament and match play

54. Local laws

55. Overriding law
 

APPENDICES

1. Tolerances and metric equivalents of standard dimensions
2. Ball performance specifications

3. Full bisque handicap play

4. Alternate stroke handicap doubles play

5. Short croquet

SCHEDULE OF BISQUES

INDEX
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U W Y


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