Chester FC have sealed a hat-trick of victories in the annual bowls match between the club's former players and old rivals Wrexham.
The Blues triumphed in 2013 and 2014, and the team of Grenville Millington, Alan Tarbuck, Dennis Reeves, Derek Draper, Ken Roberts, Eddie Rampling, Barrie Hipkiss and Chas Sumner ran out 7-4 winners at the Cheshire View in Christleton.
Chester became the first winners of the new Ian Moir Trophy, a lasting memorial to the late winger who died in March.
Moir represented the two clubs with distinction and was hugely popular with supporters on both sides of the border.
The match hinged on an exceptional performance from Chester’s middle order. After Dennis Reeves lost a tight encounter to Ossie Jones 21-20 which put Wrexham 2-1 up, the Blues fired back with consecutive wins for Alan Tarbuck, Eddie Rampling and Chas Sumner.
Wrexham’s Alan Bermingham got the better of Derek Draper but immediately Chester’s Barrie Hipkiss notched a 21-3 win over Ray Clarke and after that, there was no way back for Wrexham.
Grenville Millington, chairman of the Chester Former Players Association, said: "It was a brilliant day. The banter was excellent and everyone enjoyed themselves regardless of the result.
"We’re pleased to have won the trophy in memory of our great friend Ian and look forward to defending it against Wrexham next year."