IT was the night the Lawn Rangers rode again and came out victorious, beating all opposition.
Riding into battle were the combined brains of John Dell, Anne Withall, Pauline Colcutt, Christine Maynard, Marion Dell, Simon Dickinson, Maureen Timms and Les Colcutt.
They were all taking part in the Fernhurst Horticultural Society’s annual quiz held in Fernhurst village hall.
The Lawn Rangers were up against 12 full teams who faced 80 questions which, as always, were only very easy if you knew the answers.
The question master for the evening had divided the rounds loosely into eight categories such as money – what are the denominations of Euro notes? When did ABBA sing Money Money Money and when did decimal coinage start?
A ‘B’ of a round when all the answers started with a B – Bath Babylon, Bubbles – although not every team realised this helpful clue, and Sporting Life, Out of the Larder, Green Fingers, Culture Vulture, Islands and This Week.
A couple of extra gamble questions gave three clues to identify famous people .
Although every team guessed Clarissa Dickson Wright, only one managed the inventor of clockwork radios and torches – Trevor Bayliss. The teams had to think up their names before they arrived so it could be written on the very public score board.
Contestants as usual came up with some innovative titles including Seeds of Hope, Busy Bees, Waste Land, Evergreens, Conkers, Les Secateurs and the Lawn Rangers.
They pitted their wits against each other throughout the evening pausing only for supper provided by the organisers.
The Lawn Rangers team was led by Pauline and Les Colcutt.