Oh yes, once again Craig “Danny Green” “The Spitting Machine” McSharer has wrestled the Trans Tasman GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Championship Trophy from the New Zealand contingent.
Second was another local lad Adam “Dark Horse” Price, followed closely by Adam “Bernard Hopkins” Buckley, and third was Sam “Where’s My Cherry Gone” Paardekooper.
It was a ferocious competition.
First spit off the back of the truck was Adam Price who almost knocked an old lady out of her chair in the back row.
Price’s spit measured out at 25 metres.
All right, it was only almost 12, but it was early in the day and the pip spotters hadn’t got their eyes in.
Price could have won with that spit but he had to face up again in the final. He was only in the last heat of the day.
In the final the crowd went ballistic when the local champ stepped up but his early spits were not great.
When all seemed lost, McSharer drew back his massive chest and let fly a spit that drowned a dog and won the day for his family, his personal pride, his town, and his country.
Sam Paardekooper was gracious in defeat.
Adam Price swore he’d be back next year.
Adam Buckley just swore.
Here are the official results:
Craig McSharer 11.44 metres
Adam Price 11.20 metres
Adam Buckley 10.90 metres
Sam Paardekooper 9.80 metres (NZ)