Ely District Striking Competition 06/05/2017

The Ely District striking competition was held at Oakington this year. Judges David and Cecilia Pipe thanked everyone for attending the striking competition, and for an enjoyable evening. They had a ring on the bells before the competition started, and commented that, while the bells are a challenge to ring well, there was some good ringing during the competition.

There were six teams in the Call Change section. Cottenham were placed first, and awarded the Don Murfet Memorial Trophy. Longstanton were placed second, followed by the combined band from Swaffham Bulbeck and Bottisham, then bands from Oakington, Stretham and Over. In the Method section, the Scratch band were placed first, with Over second, followed by Longstanton and Cottenham. The Ely District Shield is awarded to the highest placed tower band, so the Shield was awarded to Over. Cottenham were awarded the wooden spoon. Full results are here.

Thanks and congratulations to all involved, especially to the judges for their helpful and positive comments, and to the committee for the excellent refreshments and for seeing that the evening went smoothly. Congratulations also to the Stretham team who won the Coastal Places quiz running during the evening.

The Over Method team

The Cottenham Call Change team

Presenting the trophy for the Method section