TWENTY-seven ploughmen competed in the Moreton Show and Moreton Young Farmers Club Ploughing Committee match at Ken Brain’s champion Peters Farm, Broadway.

They took part across six classes alongside a class for novice/young farmers competitors.

The top prize of best overall ploughman went to Hugo Hoyle, of Abingdon.

He said: “It has been a fantastic day, the soil was ideal and I am thrilled. It’s been a friendly ploughing match with a good turnout.”

The weather was glorious and spectators turned out in force to see the action. Stuart Mace, a member of the organising committee, said: “We are very grateful to Ken Brain for his hospitality, the competitors for supporting us and the judges for their time.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s match.”


Reversible: 1 Paul Yates, 2 Tony Farmer.

Trailing: 1 John Paul, 2 Paul Dudfield, 3 Mike Yates.

Vintage Mounted: 1 Martin Franklin, 2 Joe Dee, 3 Roy Limbrick.

Ferguson: 1 Andrew Drinkwater, 2 Chris Baggaley.

Horticultural: 1 Sam Hitchman, 2 Alistair Hett, 3 Brian Reynolds.

Classic: 1 Hugo Hoyle, 2 Bob Butlin, 3 Charlie Byrd.

Novice/YFC: 1 Rolo Deutch, 2 Connor Henley, 3 Guy Medicott.