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Woodhay win at last - Olympic triathlon hopeful - Teenage golf champions and lots more

CRICKET: IT was come in lucky at number 12 for East Woodhay as they finally got off the mark in County Division Three of the Hampshire League.

It may have too late to save them from the drop, but Woodhay produced some of their best cricket of the season to beat OTs and Romsey II by four wickets for a long overdue taste of league success.

ATHLETICS: THE Crookham Common Athletics Track will be the venue for an afternoon in the Aviva Startrack scheme that gives eight to 15-year olds the chance to try out athletics with trained coaches.

Pop stars Jedward have launched this year's scheme, which comes to the local track on August 25 from 1-4pm.

Anyone interested should register via www.UKA.org.uk/academy for the free session.

TABLE TENNIS: THATCHAM Table Tennis Club held a 24-hour table tennis marathon at the weekend to raise money for a new ‘Robot' for youngsters coaching sessions.

Twenty people took part, playing 96 games and scoring 7,083 points from 3 pm on Friday for 24 hours, some playing through the night and almost £500 has so far been raised.

Coaching for boys and girls takes place in Thatcham Parish Hall each Friday from 6 pm.

GOLF: TEENAGE aces James Foster and Lizzie Swallow retained the men's and ladies Club Championships at Newbury and Crookham Golf Club.

The 17-year olds led their fields with Foster making it a junior and senior double at the club in a remarkable season that has also seen him finish second in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Junior Championship as well as taking fifth spot in the BB and O Amateur event.

His two-round 134 left him 11 shots clear of the field, while Lizzie Swallow carded 140 - including a ladies course record of 67 to take the title by 10 strokes.

TRIATHLON: TEAM KENNET'S Jessica Harrison will line up in next year's London Olympics - for France!

It will be her second Olympics following her 14th place running for France in Beijing.

She has already been chosen for the French team, and had a chance to look at the Olympic course when finishing 35th in Sunday's London Triathlon at Hyde Park.



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