David Maund, 67, picked up seven prize cards at the Malvern Autumn Show, including a second place for a giant squash, weighing in at 378lb. His haul also included two third places, plus a fourth, a fifth and two sixths. Five world records were smashed at the show, including a cucumber of 12.9kg grown by David Thomas and a beetroot of more than seven metres in length grown by Joe Atherton. Given the strength of the opposition I was absolutely chuffed, said David. It was a fantastic experience and Ive got some of the best seed in the world from different growers, so hopefully I can grow some huge onions and leeks next year. Hopefully, with the experience and the right seed, I can go one better next year and pick up some firsts.