Home Counties Match
The Home Counties Match is shot at the Inter-Island match annually. Initially it was only an Open match, first shot in 1998, but is now contested between Open (20 + reserves), Women, Junior and Veterans teams (all 10 + reserves) .
The "Home Counties" are the counties of England that surround London, and are called that as they were the counties where Members of Parliament could travel home after the end of the Parliamentary Session. The counties generally included in the list are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.
The 2016 match was so very nearly a clean sweep by New Zealand, with only the Veterans team being pipped by only two points. Well done to everyone who competed!