Keeble brothers steal ‘Knockout’ show

NHUD11-1843-1''Linby Horse and Goom Pub, Annual It's A Knockout.''Polo Babes.
NHUD11-1843-1''Linby Horse and Goom Pub, Annual It's A Knockout.''Polo Babes.

A BATTLE of the brothers spiced up this year’s action-packed It’s A Knockout fundraiser staged at the Horse And Groom pub in Linby.

For the teams who finished first and second, both under the name Hucknall’s Finest, each featured a Keeble sibling.

In the end, it was Richard Keeble’s team who outgunned that of brother John on a day when more than £1,600 was raised to be split between the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance and Hucknall Water Polo Club.

One team raised more than £650 alone, which was bolstered by Daniel ‘The Man With The Bucket’ Burman collecting from spectators.

The event at the pub on Main Street has now been running for 12 years and is based on the hit 1970s’ TV game show hosted by Stuart Hall.

At the latest renewal, eight teams took part. Each had to complete a series of slapstick games, including a make-up relay where one team member sat on a chair at the end of a track and others had to take it in turn to run up and apply make-up.

Another involved an inflatable surfboard, supplied by Merlin inflatables, which tested the teams’ powers of balance.

Landlord David Wilson thanked the organisers, including his wife, Carole, Dave Southgate, Julie Smith, Jack Preite, Ben Storey, Sue Newcombe and Fiona Fidom. “In this time of austerity measures, you have to take your hat off to everyone,” he added.