And the winners of the Boxing Day Duck Race are….

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Tue 2nd January 2024

Lots of families turned out on Boxing Day to enjoy the South Wingfield Cricket Club’s annual Duck Race.
The festive family fun saw more than 1,300 rubber ducks racing along the Oakerthope Brook, and there were lots of fabulous prizes up for grabs.
A spokesman for the club said: “Thank you all for your efforts and turning out to support our Boxing Day Duck Race, with a total of 1,353 ducks bought to enter this year. We cannot be more grateful.
“We as a club are already looking forward to hosting the 2024 Boxing Day Race, that one will be truly quackers.
The prizes have now been chosen by our winners and as follows: 1: Craig Robinson – Tenerife apartment; 2: Steve Mann -Manor View Pod; 3: Rob Hazeldine £25 Bluebell voucher; 4: Dave Crowther £25 Bluebell voucher; 5: Tom Sanderson – Wayne Madsen coaching session; 6: Ross Etherington – sports massage; 7: Laura Butler – four ball Alfreton; 8: Dale Brown – oven clean; 9: Chris Sargaent – £50 bar voucher; 10: Les McNally – £25 bar voucher.”
The spokesman added: “Spare a thought for duck 857 – Julie Brown – who unfortunately came in last place.
“It’s a good job we did it on Boxing Day as the River Amber raised considerably the day after.”
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