Killington Sports works its magic again

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Killington Sports

Lost in the back lanes of South Cumbria , Killington Sports worked its magic again: droves in the fell races; high jinks with egg-throwing and three legged race; hordes charging along a steep hillside in the 800 metres; pillow-fighting till beyond dark..and some quality wrestling.

Richard Fox buttocks Graham Brocklebank by the earsRichard Fox of Hethersgill continued his early season form by winning the 13 stones in grand style. In the final against Graham Brocklebank of Warton Fox had to be at his very best. Not unexpectedly, his opening gambit was a back-heel, but the end game was a last second twist which won him a close fall. When times are tough, Fox eschews the safer options and goes full out for the buttock, his original and best chip. He had Brocklebank by the ears so the rest of his body had to follow in an arcing throw to the ground.

Fox's momentum kept going in the All Weights when he felled Thomas Brocklebank in the first round. In the second round Jack Ewart of Westward gave him pause for thought when he won the first fall by buttocking as Fox attacked. Normal service was resumed when he won the next two falls with back-heels and an inside-click. Once more he lost the first fall in the semi-final to a buttock from John Harrington of Bewaldeth, and once more he recovered to take the next two falls, finishing with a hipe and twist to go through to the final.

Two Kendal wrestlers, John Wilson and Joseph Robson had been cleaning up on the other side of the draw. Wilson, who only occasionally competes these days, eliminated the heaviest wrestler, Joe Threlfall of Preston with his trade-mark buttocking, while Robson accounted for Graham Brocklebank. When they met in the semi-final, Robson, was too strong and quick, winning with twists. In the final Robson allowed the lighter Fox no escape, winning the first with a hipe and a finishing twist, and for the second he felled Fox off the hank.

In the junior wrestling Sam Wilson showed that he must listen to his father by winning the under 12s with the occasional buttock. Four-square William Hayhurst was too strong and skilful for the opposition in the Under 15s.

Sisterly love: Connie and Hannah Hodgson

Hannah Hodgson was too experienced for Rowan Boardley in the Under 16 girls. And Jack Ewart showed how quickly he can move for a big lad when he buttocked twice to win the Under 18s.







Killington Sports

Under 12 Years: 1, S Wilson; 2, S Fidler ; 3, T Gibson.

Under 15 Years: 1, W Hayhurst ; 2, B Brocklebank; 3, M Atkinson.

Girls Under 16 Years: 1, H Hodgson; 2, R Boardley; 3, C Hodgson.

Under 18 Years: 1, J Ewart; 2, W Hayhurst ; 3, S Mason.

13st: 1, R Fox; 2, G Brocklebank; 3, John Harrington.

All Weights: 1, J Robson; 2, R Fox; 3, John Harrington.


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Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (February 10th 2011)

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