Croquet was first played as a social sport by MCC members and their guests in the ‘ladies’ enclosure’ at the MCG in the mid-1870s.Following the 2001 merger between the MCC Bowls Section and the Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club, the MCC Croquet Club was formed to carry on the sport at the Glen Street, Hawthorn courts. Initially a club within the MCC Bowls Section, it became a Sporting Section in 2008.
The section holds an open annual tournament and encourages players of all ages and abilities from MCC and other clubs to participate.
MCC currently competes in Croquet Victoria’s ‘Association Croquet’ pennant competitions. MCC players have also competed with great individual success in metropolitan and Victorian regional club, state and international competitions.