The Veterans Merit is open to males over 65 years of age on 1st January of that year. It is played for the H.W. Batkin Trophy and has been played for since 1950. It has a qualifying event for a finals day of 8.
From the 18 competitors taking part, a weary yet delighted Alan Boulton emerged victorious at Donnington Wood on a glorious Summer day in this season's Veterans Merit after narrowly defeating Keith Owen 21-19 in the final to add to his 2014 success in the event.
Alan Boulton shows off his trophy and bowls he used.