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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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In response to concerns about the coronavirus, the Management Committee has taken the decision to suspend all Association activities. It is not clear how long this suspension will need to continue. The Committee intends to follow government recommendations in this regard, and plans to resume operations as soon as it is considered prudent to do so. In the meantime, it hopes that all Members of the Association are able to keep safe and well.

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