ANGLING: Steve Taylor reeled in victory in Wednesday’s Barnton and Frodsham AC’s match on Heesom’s Pool last week.
His 4-4-0 haul of crucians, perch and a solitary skimmer pipped Peter Knight’s 3-2-0 of skimmers, crucians and roach. Sharing third were Trevor Jones and Andrew Knight who both weighed in with 2-4-0.
On Saturday, John Cheetham netted victory on Heesom’s Pool with 5-5-0 of roach, skimmers and a crucian. Terry Middleton was second with 2-11-0 of crucians, skimmers and rudd and the frame was completed by Trevor Jones on with an all-rudd net of 2-6-0.
The penultimate round of the six-match series for the Brown Cup was held on Sunday morning on the Top and Middle Cisterns. Peter Moore won the round with a perch of 1lb in his 1-15-5. Joint second were Peter Knight and Calvin Tagg who both finished the match with 1-6-10.
SWIMMING: Winsford Swim Team came back from the Wrexham Junior Sprint event at the weekend weighed down by an impressive medal haul.
Golden girl Molly James won the 11-year-olds 50m breaststroke while Oliver Rose claimed victory in the same event in the boys section.
Molly also claimed silver in the 50m backstroke.
Sam James won his 25m freestyle event and took bronze medals in the 25m fly and the 25m backstroke in the 10-year-old boys section.
Callum Chapple won a silver medal in the 50m freestyle and a bronze in the 50m breaststroke.
Many other members of the junior section competed at Wrexham and all the medal winners recorded personal-best times.
Spokesperson Brent Ion said: “Many of them were swimming for the first time in a competitive arena. They all performed well.”
COLLEGE SPORT: Sir John Deane’s rugby team crashed out of the Daily Mail Vase competition last week at home to Bishop Heber.
The visitors, from Malpas, ran out 30-5 winners in the second-round clash. In the first round SJDs had edged past Birkenhead School 19-12 on the Wirral.
The college’s football A team had a hard fought draw with Priestley College, Warrington. Joel Robinson was on target in the 1-1 verdict.
The B team’s match was abandoned after the visiting goalkeeper suffered a serious injury.
Stevie’s Euro test
ATHLETICS: Vale Royal star Stevie Stockton has Europe in her sights as she bids for another Great Britain vest in Liverpool.
The 18-year-old is competing in the Merseyside trials on Saturday and if she finishes in the top three then she will earn selection to the European Cross Country Championships to be held in Ostend, Belgium next month.
Vale Royal coach Shaun McGrath believes Stockton, from Crewe, has a great chance of getting into the GB U20s squad.
He said: “If Stevie is in form then there is no reason why she can’t get into the top three, she has a real chance.”
NETBALL: Despite calling on the services on ex-England international Alex Garnett, Northwich Sapphires couldn’t complete their first victory of the season.
The 38-30 defeat at Chester A on Saturday leaves the Sapphires in third place in Section B of the Cheshire County Elite League.