IT WAS a very busy week as this year’s Wychavon Parish Games continued.
On a very hot Monday night, a record 79 runners from 15 parishes took part in the cross country, sponsored by Schloetter Co Ltd, at Pershore High School.
Although the first runner home was from North & Middle Littleton, Fladbury took the next two places which meant that Fladbury, with an overall score of 96, finished as winners again.
Eckington, with 125 points, were again runners-up, meaning the top two positions were the same as last year.
North & Middle Littleton were third, Birlingham fourth and Broadway fifth. Other parishes which competed were Inkberrow, Wyre Piddle, Drakes Broughton, Hill & Moor, Badsey, Sedgeberrow, Honeybourne, Bretforton, Defford and Wick.
On Sunday the ladies’ rounders, sponsored by Marshalls Transport, took place at Pershore High School.
Eight parishes were in action and were initially split into two groups.
Parishes then played off for final placings, with Hill & Moor beating Defford to take seventh place, Bretforton then defeated Honeybourne for fifth place and Drakes Broughton and Wyre Piddle drew 3-3 to share third place.
The final was extremely close and Inkberrow finally emerged as winners by half a rounder, beating Eckington into second place 8-7.5.
Although many of the knockout events are now starting, there is a break before the next one-day event, which is the bowls sponsored by Pershore Bowls Centre, which takes place on September 11 at Bredon Bowling Club.