bt l   bt c   bt r

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.

With the removal of government restrictions imposed in response to concerns about the coronavirus, it is to be hoped that there can be a resumption of Association and Branch activities. However, it is recognised that it is necessary for people to remain cautious and, consequently, it may be prudent to limit or cancel any scheduled event, possibly on short notice. All plans should, therefore, be considered as tentative and Members should check before travelling to any activity or event.