An Earls Barton man was crowned the world’s best at conkers yesterday (Sunday).
Tom Dryden took the title at the event in Southwick, near Oundle, which attracted almost 200 competitors.
Entrants came from across the globe, with teams from Japan, Russia and America competing to take it in turns to try to smash each other’s conkers from a piece of string.
The event has raised more than £400,000 for charities for the blind and visually impaired since it was first held in 1965.
Oxford’s Lorna Clarke took the women’s title.