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Trophy comes home

After two years in which the Reg Daddow Memorial has been won by teams from Compton Petanque Club, in Great Western region, the competition held on 18 October saw the trophy come safely back across the Tamar.

Winners of the 2015 event were Anthony Frost, making a return to Cornwall petanque events after a serious illness, and long-time playing partner Gordon Couch.

In a nail-biting, perhaps even buttock-clenching final, Anthony and Gordon beat Colin 'Boot' Booth and Graeme Kirkham 13-12. After winning all of their previous games Boot and Graeme made a slow start in this one and were 8-0 down before they started scoring. They came back to lead 10-8 but it was then 12-12 and down to Boot's last ball, a point which was short by only 1 cm - a close-run thing!

Third in the competition, played in warm autumn sunshine at the Star Inn, St Day, were Susan Williamson and Ray Beresford, with Pete PD Downing and Mark Hypponen taking fourth.

Winners of the Plate competition were Kate Herrick and Pete Lynas, who beat Devon's Peter and Sue Smith 13-4 in the Plate final.

A big thank you to the visitors from Great Western and Devon regions, and to all who turned out. More than £150 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support.


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