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Chirpy stars at Oval’s Mascot Derby

Posted on 14 July 2015  - 12:17

Chirpy flew the flag for Spurs at the fifth annual Mascot Derby at Surrey’s Kia Oval earlier this month.

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The event took place in between innings at the recent NatWest T20 Blast match between Surrey and Middlesex.

Chirpy was joined by mascot representatives from a host of different sports sides including Surrey County Cricket Club, Harlequins and Saracens Rugby Clubs, and AFC Wimbledon, Leyton Orient and QPR from the world of football – as well as friendly interlopers from Octopus Investments and Help for Heroes!

The organisers had originally hoped for a rigidly-controlled relay race, genuinely testing the athleticism of mascots from across the capital, but, after the participants undertook a short obstacle course, mayhem ensued and the race had to be declared null and void!

However, with a winner needing to be crowned to maintain the tradition of the event, BBC London’s Johnny Barran spontaneously declared a dance-off, with the reaction of the 20,000+ crowd determining the winner!

Chirpy gave a great account of himself but in the end the winner was named as Haydon the Breakdancing Womble from AFC Wimbledon, who took home the crown!

Rivalries were renewed afterwards with a challenge laid down for the London Mascot Derby VI – next year at the Kia Oval!

Here’s a look at what happened during this year’s event...