England claims conkers crown

England registered more than one sporting victory against France at the weekend.

Ady Hurrell, of Whittlesey, Cambs, took the World Conker Championship crown, reports The BBC.

He beat John Ingram, representing France, in the final of the 43rd championships in Ashton, Northants.

Train driver Mr Hurrell, 36, needed just two shots to smash the conker of his competitor, a 54-year-old Dordogne antiques dealer.

Mr Ingram later admitted he actually came from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, but had a lot of business in France.

Mr Hurrell said: “It was a great win last night and I hope the rugby boys go on to win the final just as I did.”

The championship has so far raised almost a third of a million pounds for charities for the blind.

It was sponsored the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health which wanted people to see that its inspectors were not “killjoys”.

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