Eight-year-old Elliott smashes his way to glory at Cambridgeshire Conker Championships
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Eight-year-old Elliott Hurrell from Whittlesey proved himself to be a great conker champion on Sunday, when he took top honours in the Cambridgeshire Conker Championships.
Elliott won both the adult and junior competitions - just two weeks after winning a junior conker competition at Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire, and a day after being runner up in a junior conker competition at Oundle.
Eliott’s dad Ady Hurrell organised the county championship on Sunday at the Palmerston Arms pub in Peterborough.
“Elliott really has a talent for playing conkers,” he said. “He really hits it hard for an eight-year-old.”
Before his success in the county competition, earlier in the day Elliott had lost in the semi-final in the children’s World Conker Championship held in Northampstonshire.
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As he smashed his way to glory in both the children’s and adult county competitions, the youngster beat his uncle and Scottish conker champion Maurice “Lord Conqueror” Hurrell in a hotly contested semi-final, before going on to beat Laura Drew from Peterborough in the final. That contest lasted the full five minutes, and he won the shoot-out 9 points to 8.
He beat Ethan Wilson from Peterborough in the children’s Cambridgeshire conker final.
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This year’s county conker competition had a field of 32 competitors, and raised £100 for the Strathcarron Hospice at Denny in Scotland.