Eight-year-old Elliott smashes his way to glory at Cambridgeshire Conker Championships

Elliott Hurrell with his trophies.

Elliott Hurrell with his trophies. - Credit: Archant

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 Hurrell with his winner's trophy at Husbands Bosworth

Elliott Hurrell with his winner's trophy at Husbands Bosworth - Credit: Archant

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.

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.

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