Inplay Inter-League Challenge Trophy
Inplay Challenge Trophy
To encourage competition between the various leagues within Kent, Inplay Ltd (a bowls supplies business now closed) donated the Inplay Challenge Trophy. This trophy was first competed for at the end of the 1990/91 season and is played for annually. 3 teams of triples from the winning teams of the competing leagues play each other, generally in September, at venues hosted by each league in turn. Originally the competition was between the Maidstone & District, Malling and South East Kent leagues. In 2000 the competition was extended to embrace the Swale and West Kent Leagues.
The 2017 / 18 season's competition was played in Ditton Community Centre with all the above leagues represented; after an excellent days competition the South EasT Kent league retained the title. The South East teams represented by Wye, Hamstreet and Newchurch only dropped 6 points from a potential 24. The Swale league was runner up.