Cheltenham wins Garden Cities Trophy

Cheltenham BC (Gloucestershire) has won the Garden Cities Trophy, the competition for each county's 'teams-of-eight champions'.

The final featured the eight teams which qualified from the Regional Finals which took place in April, and Cheltenham finished in first with 86 VPs. Avenue BC (Sussex) was second with 81 VPs, and last year's winners Tunbridge Wells BC (Kent) was third with 77 VPs.

The winning Cheltenham team was Val Constable, Judith Sanis, Patrick Shields, Richard Chamberlain, Tony Letts, Ben Ritacca, Allan Sanis and Paul Denning.