Excerpt from Croquet Guide and Official Rules Governing the Game: As Adopted by the National American Croquet AssociationOn the opposite page will be found the plan of a ground as adopted by the National Association, the dimensions of which are as follows: Length, 72 ft.; width, 36 ft.; corner pieces 8 ft. long, inside measurements, with a line denoting the boundary of the field 30 in. from the inside of the border. The stakes or post to be 1 in. in diameter and 1½ in. high, situated outside of the above mentioned line at the centre of the width of the field. The first wicket to be 7 ft. from the stake; the second, 7 ft. from the first, on a line extending through the middle of the field; the side arches to be 6 ft.3 in. from the border, on a line with the second arch from each stake; the cage or double wicket in the centre to be 18 in. long and 3⅜ in. between the wires, and set at right angles with a line drawn from stake to stake; the other eight arches to be 3½ in. between the wires.The border, b, b, b, is best when made of some hard wood that will not warp, not smaller than 4x6 in., laid flat to serve as a cushion for carom shots; this timber or border should be beveled ½ in., making it measure 6 in. wide on top, 5½ in. wide on the bottom and 4 inches high, which will prevent balls from jumping up or off the ground when used as a cushion.The boundary line, i, i, i, is simply a light line drawn 30 in. from or inside the border to indicate the boundary of the field (See Rule 38). This line can be easily made with a marker, having a small projecting nail point, drawn around the ground and held against the border, securing uniform distance.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.