Cracking result for egg throwers

Billingborough Cricket Club player Tom "Ginge" Harrison and Richard "Titch" Wells celebrate winning the World Egg Throwing Championships near Sleaford.
Billingborough Cricket Club player Tom "Ginge" Harrison and Richard "Titch" Wells celebrate winning the World Egg Throwing Championships near Sleaford.
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Two players from Billingborough Cricket Club have become egg throwing champions for the second year running.

Ginge Harrison and Tich Wells successfully threw an egg 50m and caught it without the shell breaking at the World Egg Throwing Championships in Swaton.

The pair had previously won the title in 2013 with a toss reaching 57m.

This was the ninth year that the championships have been held and egg throwing is now recognised by the English Sports Council.

The pair competed against other teams from across the globe, including Germany, America and Ireland, and took the prize for England in the two person event.

The competition was held at a vintage day which was raising money for local, national and international charities including Leukemia Research, the Red Cross and Shelter Box.

Catcher, Tom Harrison said: “We are the champions yet again! The key to winning is, like with anything, plenty of practicing.

“I’d say that the catching is harder than the throwing, but I would because that’s the position I’m in.

“We have a free resource of eggs which we use to practice with on a nice open area but we didn’t practice as much this year - we only spent about three to four hours practicing.”

Tom says that the pair have since been invited to Holland to take part in the Dutch championships but says they won’t be going.

“We’re not FIFA world cup stars, we have jobs to do, so we won’t be going.”