Peterborough schoolboy ‘conkers’ the world at annual championships

Peterborough youngster  Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.
Peterborough youngster Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.
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Around 200 competitors battled it out as the World Conker Championships returned to the village of Southwick, near Oundle, on Sunday.

Thomas Deacon Academy pupil Oliver Simons (right) aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category - the second time he has held a world conker title having won the Junior category in 2013.

Peterborough youngster  Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.

Peterborough youngster Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.

In the final he dressed in Peterborough Morris kit as he dances “Morris” with many local dance sides.

Tom Dryden, from East Northants, was crowned the men’s World Conker Champion and overall winner, with Lorna Clark, from Oxford, taking the ladies’ title.

Peterborough youngster  Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.

Peterborough youngster Oliver Simons aged 16 triumphed in the Young Adult category at the Conker World Championships.

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 
Winners of mens and women competition Tom Dryden and Lorna Clarke
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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Winners of mens and women competition Tom Dryden and Lorna Clarke Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-195119009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 

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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-192201009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 

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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-191433009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 

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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-193855009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 

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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-194140009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 

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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-191839009

Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships 
Wnner of the Youth competition Oliver Simons, 16 from Peterborough
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Conker Championships: Southwick: World Conker Championships Wnner of the Youth competition Oliver Simons, 16 from Peterborough Sunday October 9 2016 NNL-160910-194847009