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Boxing Day Games-the Results 

(29 December 2003)

(with thanks to Timmy Mallet for the photos and Peter Austen for the copy)

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Boxing Day Games

The results of the annual Boxing Day Games, organised by The Kaffirs of Cookham Dean and held on the Old Cricket Common, Cookham Dean between 10.00 and 12.00 on 26 December 2003, were as follows:


Position Points  Team  Captain
1 53  Stonefield Choppers  David Hearne (01628 630958)
2 46 Popes Lane Pacers  Mike Campin
3 44  Dynamo Five Elms  Rob Easto
4 43 The Jolly Farmer  Laura Kelsey
5 41 The Leaders and Explorers, 1st Cookham Scouts  Rob Coomber
6 38 Dorothy & the Corgies N Hughes
7 36 Woodside Warriors  Jonathan Harris-Evans
8 30 Herries Reunion  Jamie Hewitson
9 26  The Ad Hocs  Toni Lambdon
10 25 The Bet Lynch Team Paul Jupp
11 24  The Land Team  David Matthews

the Obstacle RaceThe Winners, The Stonefield Choppers, were awarded the prestigious "Loo Seat", an old wooden toilet seat which carries shields for every winner since 1968.  It was initially presented for the Boxing Day inter-pub football match that preceded the current annual games.  The games, which are kept secret until the day of the contest, included a blindfold piggy back race, a spiders and string game, the barrel and plank challenge, Space Hopping and concluded with the usual obstacle race in which the eleven teams of eight players must go under a rope, over a wall of bales, through a hoop, under a scrambling net and then recover a Satsuma from a bath of water using only their mouths.

The separate Tug O'War trophy was won by a team of Leaders and Explorers from the 1st Cookham Scout Group who have recovered the first position which they held for several years until their defeat by The Land Team last year.

Peter AustenOrganiser, Peter Austen, said "The games had been one of the best ever with strong competition for the lead which changed several times throughout the morning.  "We were very lucky with the weather which stayed dry throughout and had a good crowd of spectators whose strong vocal support provided great encouragement to their teams.  "The event raised 300 which The Kaffirs will
add to its fund used to help provide some special assistance for the local needy this winter.  "I should like to thank all those who made the effort to turn out early on Boxing Day morning for their continued support of the games."

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