Cowdray team clinch trophy win at Benson Cup

Celebrating their success are 15-year-old George with his 18-year-old sister, Carinthia, and their parents, the Hon Charles and Lila Pearson. Pics by Clive Bennett
Celebrating their success are 15-year-old George with his 18-year-old sister, Carinthia, and their parents, the Hon Charles and Lila Pearson. Pics by Clive Bennett
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The final of the Benson Cup saw yet another success for the youngest polo playing member of the Cowdray family.

George Pearson, 15, Lord Cowdray’s nephew, picked up the impressive trophy on behalf of his Cowdray side after winning the eight-goal tournament 8-5 against opponents Four Quarters Orange.

Recent successes for the young player have also included winning the Jersey Lilies Cup six-goal tournament, with George, playing alongside his sister Carinthia.

They proved themselves worthy team members, the Cowdray side beating Pluma Negra to win the Jersey Lilies Cup 6-4.

This is the first time a brother and sister from the Cowdray family have played together on a winning side since the 1950s when the late John Cowdray played alongside his sister Daphne Lakin.