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Darren Edwards: Bouncing back from body blow *H&H VIP*

Opinion

The curtain lifted for the first time at a new venue on Sunday as the 2017-18 season got under way at Bishops Court, Devon. When the news broke in September that Black Forest Lodge would close due to a change in ownership, it would have been very easy for the traditional opening fixture to have been lost.