Chudley Cannons manager Ragmar Dorkins collapsed with shock on Saturday after his team succeeded in beating the Falmouth Falcons ...
-- from the sports page of the Daily Prophet (DP4)
The Chudley Cannons is an English Quidditch team based in Chudley (thought to be the Muggle town of Chudleigh in Devonshire, England).
robes: orange (CS3, QA7, Pm).
logo: two black Cs and speeding cannonball (CS3, QA7).
club motto: “We shall conquer” (pre-1972), “Let’s all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best” (after 1972) (QA7).
Although they have a well-earned reputation for losing, they did win two games and draw one, after a sixteen game losing streak (their worst season in fifty years). This was documented in a series of articles in the Daily Prophet (DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4). However, Albus Dumbledore, a Puddlemere United fan, doesn’t think much of the chance of the Cannons’ sustaining any kind of winning record (DH33, QA) and they are often at the bottom-of-the-table.
Chudleigh, the Muggle town in Central Devon that is probably "Chudley", does not have any real life sports teams in its Wikipedia listing. However, the entry does include a mention of the Harry Potter connection (Wikipedia).
Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are:
the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
- The British and Irish Quidditch League
- British and Irish Quidditch teams to support
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Harry Potter Wiki: Chudley Cannons