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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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Click HERE to view photographs taken at the Church Service held on 29 September 2019.

Some pictures from the 2019 Garth Service may be viewed HERE.

To view pictures of the Bat and Trap competition held on 10 August 2019, click HERE.


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