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Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection Prince, John G
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[Tremaine Arkley - croquet player and connoisseur]

[Tremaine Arkley - croquet player and connoisseur]

Lot 47

Lot 47

But my dear, it doesn't matter how appalingly one plays as long as it lo...

But my dear, it doesn't matter how appalingly one plays as long as it looks elegant

[Croquet player with a fishing rod]

[Croquet player with a fishing rod]

Thinking of taking the umpire's test this season?

Thinking of taking the umpire's test this season?

To be perfectly honest, I just entered for the teas

To be perfectly honest, I just entered for the teas

All blacks, tall blacks, all whites, short whites

All blacks, tall blacks, all whites, short whites

[Croquet afficionado being ejected from the Hurlingham club]

[Croquet afficionado being ejected from the Hurlingham club]

Well, it wasn't like this when I played the Surrey Cup!

Well, it wasn't like this when I played the Surrey Cup!

Looks like some of the competitors are oversized and out of shape as well

Looks like some of the competitors are oversized and out of shape as well

[Two croquet players stand and one gestures with his mallet]

[Two croquet players stand and one gestures with his mallet]

Tell that to the young folk of today and they won't believe you!

Tell that to the young folk of today and they won't believe you!

Oh no, it's the school's competition day!

Oh no, it's the school's competition day!

[Croquet club: Beginners day]

[Croquet club: Beginners day]

I sometimes think croquet is losing it's [sic] innocent charm

I sometimes think croquet is losing it's [sic] innocent charm

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I've been waiting until I was old enough to play, and now look!

I've been waiting until I was old enough to play, and now look!

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Hold on Fred, just like at home I'll make all the decisions

Hold on Fred, just like at home I'll make all the decisions

Quadruple banking - ridiculous!

Quadruple banking - ridiculous!

Delightful body

Delightful body