Geoff defends his crown

Geoff Moscrop with his winning leeks.
Geoff Moscrop with his winning leeks.

A North Broomhill man, who smashed the world record as he won the leek world championships last year, has successfully defended his title.

The John Smith’s World Leek and Onion Show was held at the Blyth Sports Social Club last weekend and Geoff Moscrop, who has been growing leeks since 1982, came out on top, as he did in 2014 and also 1991.

His winning stand of three leeks measured 520.14 cubic inches, not as big as his world-record 572.32 cu in from last year, but still big enough to retain his crown.

Competitors from all over the North East and as far south as Nottinghamshire entered the competition, with prize money of more than £3,000 up for grabs.