Bretforton take the top prize as Parish Games honours are handed out - The Evesham Observer

Bretforton take the top prize as Parish Games honours are handed out

Evesham Editorial 27th Nov, 2018 Updated: 27th Nov, 2018   0

THE 40TH year of the Wychavon Parish Games finished with a bang when the presentation evening was held at Bretforton Sports Club.

The winners and runners-up in each individual event were presented with their trophies by either the event sponsor or Ed O’Brien or Sarah Greenhalgh from Severn Trent, which sponsors Wychavon Sport.

As this was the 40th year of the games, each of the individual event organisers were also presented with a small gift as a thank you for all their hard work.

These included Robin Such, who has been running the skittles for the past 28 years and Sue Collins, who has run the games overall for a similar length of time.

The Small Parishes Trophy was very closely contested this year, with Wick just edging past Wyre Piddle to take the honours.

The Richard Preece Cup for the highest placed medium-sized parish was won by Sedgeberrow and the Award of Merit was shared by Eckington and Harvington.

Overall runners-up were Badsey & Aldington, who last won this trophy in 1979 and, for the fourth year running, Bretforton emerged as overall winners with 152 points.

Overall trophies were then presented by Cllr Tony Rowley, chairman of Wychavon District Council. Twenty-six parishes and 1,100 players featured in the games.


WMCRS Silver Salver for champion parish – Bretforton

Mitchell & Butler Cup for runners-up – Badsey & Aldington

Group 4 Total Security Cup Award of Merit – Eckington and Harvington

Small Parishes Trophy – Wick

Medium Parishes Trophy (Richard Preece Cup) – Sedgeberrow

Individual events (winners listed first, runners-up second):

Angling – Bretforton; Offenham

Bell boating – Bretforton; Wyre Piddle

Bowls – Broadway; Eckington

Crib – Bretforton; Harvington

Cross country – Sedgeberrow; Fladbury

Darts (ladies) – Broadway; Hill & Moor

Darts (men) – Honeybourne; Evesham Bengeworth

Dominoes – Badsey & Aldington; Broadway

Five-a-side – Offenham; Inkberrow

Petanque – Sedgeberrow; Inkberrow

Pool – Bretforton; Eckington

Rounders – Wick; Ashton-under-Hill

Skittles – Eckington; Evesham Bengeworth

Table tennis (juniors) – Harvington; South Littleton

Table tennis (seniors) – North & Middle Littleton; Badsey & Aldington

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