Swinfen Broun Challenge Trophy

Published: 03 July 2023

Swinfen Broun Challenge Trophy Bowls Match

The Mayor of Lichfield, Cllr Ann Hughes, led the Lichfield City Council team in the annual Swinfen Broun Challenge Trophy bowls match against the Lichfield Museum Bowling Club on Wednesday 28 June 2023. Regardless of the weather, an enjoyable evening was had by all and despite the best efforts of the City Council team, the Bowling Club took the trophy once again with a score of 107 to 54.

After the match, the Mayor presented the trophy to the Club President, Fred Perry, who thanked everyone for taking part and supporting the event. The Mayor then gave a brief explanation 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 then retired to the Hub for a light supper prepared by members of the Bowling Club. The Mayor concluded the evening by drawing the raffle which raised a total of £134.00 for the Museum’s Bowling club’s charity fun day. We look forward to joining them again Wednesday 19 June 2024 for the 100th anniversary of this wonderful tradition.


The Mayor of Lichfield, Cllr Ann Hughes presenting the Swinfen Broun Challenge Cup to Captain of Lichfield Museum Bowling President, Fred Perry.