Brentwood Bowling Club won the return leg of the Centenary Plate against Southend-based Essex County on Sunday 1st September, but narrowly lost the annual triples competition on overall scores.
Brentwood were 11 shots down going into the second game which they won by 94 shots to 86, just four shots short of victory.
Essex County outdoor captain Bob Westley welcomed the six visiting teams and assured players that they need not feel embarrassed about forgetting to take along the trophy!
In true Blue Peter style, Bob had used a roll of aluminium foil, an ice bucket and a few items from the kitchen cupboards to create a magnificent cup which was preesented to him by Brentwood vice-captain Fred Wasmuth.
Fred thanked Essex County for a very enjoyable afternoon and proposed a toast to the host club. He announced his top rink – Janet Howson, Ann Betts and skip Ron Jolly – and presented players with miniatures.