A beautiful sunny day heralded the playing of the John Barcroft Memorial Trophy.
The match is played between Little Stoke Cricket Club and Checkley Parish Bowling Club in memory of John who was an inspiration to everyone who knew him.
The final score of 160 chalks to Little Stoke and 106 to Checkley did not reflect the standard of play. There were some very close games and Little Stoke used their knowledge of the green to best advantage.
Jenny Davies of the losing team presented the trophy to Kate Taylor. A raffle was held to raise funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and a sum of £34 was raised.
Winners and losers then enjoyed a super tea in the club house.
Next year the match will be played at Checkley Parish Bowling Club.