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Schools out in force for today's track relays at Crookham track

Round-up from the local sporting scene

Malcolm Howe



25-0713B Inter school relay

ATHLETICS: NEWBURY Athletic Club will be staging its 37th annual Inter Schools Relays at the Crookham Common Track today (Thursday).

Primary and secondary schools take part in the event, which is sponsored by Newbury Racecourse, and includes four leg races from stages of 100 to 1500 metres.

The first race for year five and six boys starts at 3.20pm and the final race is for year seven girls at 5.30m

Freddie gets England Counties call in Hungary

RUGBY: Newbury Blues’ flanker Freddie Mills is in the England Counties under 20 side that plays the Hungarian Barbarians in the squad’s summer tour match in Budapest tonight (Thursday).

Mills, who is now playing at Coventry University is in the team coached by Richie Williams and Paul Arnold and which includes 13 new faces.

The Hungarian side comprises senior players from club sides across the country.

 Steve helps England to victory

SQUASH: Newbury’s Steve Dodridge made a successful debut as he helped the England team to the gold medal spot in the Home International Squash Masters over 45s tournament at Aberdeen Squash Club.

He was one of three debutants in the five-man squad and emerged unbeaten from his outings against Ireland and Scotland while being rested against Wales as England secured a 100 per cent record to complete a national hat-trick with England’s over 45 ladies and over 65 men also winning their tournaments. 

Silver pair rumble in Aldershot

JUDO: Newbury Judo Club’s Andy Jos and Amelia Taylor were both silver medal winners at Sunday’s Osaka Red Belt Rumble in Aldershot with the latter also winning the competition’s player of the day award.

Andy Jos fought in the under-60 kilo class, winning twice before missing out in the decider, while Amelia Tayler also won through to the final with two successes in the under-U24kg weight group.

Newbury Judoka had won the bronze medals at the previous day’s Northern Home Counties Pre-Cadet and Cadet Ranking Open at Harlow where Jack Delahunty, Ben Townsend and Jacob Aldridge all got onto the podium in the under-46kg Pre-Cadet, under-50kg cadet and under 66 kg cadet divisions respectively.

Jack Light won two of his fights in the under-60kg cadet division while Ian Levett and Matthew Green fought in the under-50kg and 38 pre-cadet divisions.

 Hungerford Town off to Barnet

FOOTBALL: Hungerford Town will start their pre-season campaign with a trip to prepare Barnet for their return to the Football League this season.

The club managed by Martin Allen has invited Hungerford to play his side at their new ground at The Hive on Saturday, July 4.

“I couldn’t believe it when I hard they wanted to play us,” said Hungerford manager Bobby Wilkinson. “But my first thought was that our pitch wouldn’t be ready by then and when I was told they wanted us to go there, I was stunned."


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