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Each year the Association holds a bat and trap* competition between the Branches for the Wingate Shield. This is usually held in Oare in August on a Saturday.

The standard of play varies, and most participants do not take it too seriously! Beginners are welcome on the eight-person teams, and a Branch can enter as many teams as it wishes. With drinks available from the pub on whose premises the playing field is located, and a buffet served towards the end of the day, there is a wonderful party atmosphere and a great deal of fun to be had.

* If you are not familiar with bat and trap, you can watch a short video, made in 1951, which explains this historic game. Click HERE.

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