World Conker Championships in Ashton cancelled due to weather

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THE World Conker Championships due to take place in Ashton near Oundle on Sunday has been cancelled because of high winds.

Organisers say it has been impossible to set up the conker playing area and marquees.

In a statement they said: “It’s with great sadness that we have therefore decided to cancel this year’s event. It would simply be too dangerous to try to proceed.

“Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will be in touch with all competitors to discuss the 2012 World Conker Championships.”