At Rayne WI we have had a Darts Team for a long time, the competing members changing over the years. In recent times our success has been up and down. We take part in the county-wide tournament which is split into groups. During the season, which runs from the beginning of September until the end of March, we play six matches – three home and three away. We play as teams of four, the home team supplying a non-playing scorer. The group winners go forward to quarter-finals, the winners of which go to the finals evening in May in Chelmsford, when the semis and final are played. This year our group included Stisted, Dolphin, Halstead, Great & Little Leighs and Walthambury Jays. In the past we have also played teams from Great Hallingbury, Hatfield Peverel, Belchamp St Paul and Radwinter. We practise at a local pub most Tuesday evenings and have lots of fun. Outside the tournament we have a few friendly matches just for pleasure. We always enjoy our matches, even if we don’t win, and have met some lovely ladies over the years, making firm friends. We would recommend joining a WI Darts Team. Not only is it a very sociable activity but it is great fun and good exercise.