Swinfen Broun Challenge Trophy Bowls Match
Published: 03 July 2014
Not quite Wimbledon, but a similar result as the Mayor of Lichfield, Cllr Mrs Norma Bacon lead the Lichfield City Council team in the annual Swinfen Broun Challenge Trophy bowls match against the Museum Bowling Club on Monday, 2 July with the Bowling Club taking the trophy 160 to 60.
Cllr Bacon handed the trophy to President of the Club, Mr Peter Holland, who gave a short talk about the history of the challenge match which has been played since 1924, although it was not until 1926 that the trophy was donated by local benefactor, Colonel Swinfen Broun and has been fought over ever since. Players retired to the Hub for supper prepared by the ladies of the Bowling Club.