The sun finally shone on the competitors at the 2014 Manx National match.
This year’s match was held at Orrisdale by kind permission of Mr John Radcliffe and the excellent site resulted in a very high standard of ploughing across the 13 tractor and 4 horse competitors.
This was the 54th match to be staged by the Isle of Man Ploughing Association, whose main goal has been to select the qualifiers to plough at the British Ploughing Championships, which this year will be held in Hampshire in October.
In the end, it was #Gordon_Kennaugh who retained the title he won last year in Jurby. Using a John Deere/Kverneland combination he also won the cup for the best bye. Alan Radcliffe was announced as the runner up at the presentation, but following a recount of the points, it was #Tony_Collister who swapped positions with #Alan_Radcliffe who was now third. #Colin_Duggan in fourth and took the cup for the best clash.
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There were also awards for the best
- World style – Gordon Kennaugh
- Vintage hydraulic – Alan Radcliffe
- Vintage trailed – Tony Collister
- Classic – Colin Duggan
In the horse ploughing, #Shaun_Gale, under the guidance of his grandfather #Jim_Caine, was placed first, ahead of #Nicola_Rawnsley, who won the prize for the best turned out horses. #Ian_Tilley was third.
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The day was rounded off with the prize presentation in the Tynwald Inn.