Maghull’s win­ning run comes to an end with loss to St He­lens

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Martin Mere -

His per­for­mance in the shot saw him move up to 4th in the UK rank­ings, while his pb in the javelin was over 4 me­tres longer than his pre­vi­ous best.

Matthew Hughes (JB) also set a new pb win­ning his heat of the 200m in 24.2 sec, but his time of 24.3 in the fi­nal was only good enough for 4th place.

Stan­ley Ben­son (JB) took bronze in the triple jump (9.09m), as did Cara Tam­burro (JG) in the javelin (17.86m).

Erin Bir­chall (IG) took gold in the long jump (5.11m) and bronze in the 100m (13.2) while Jenny Wil­liamson im­proved her 1500m time (5:17.4) when she took sil­ver. Tom Cor­co­ran will be pleased with sil­ver in the 1500m (4:40.3) but Cal­lum Gar­vey will be dis­ap­pointed with 4th place de­spite run­ning 12 sec in the 100m.

At Black­pool, Matt In­gram (SB) was the stand out per­former, tak­ing gold in both long (6.83m) and triple jump (14.49m).

His triple jump was a new cham­pi­onship best per­for­mance and club record.

Also in this age group, Adam Jones took sil­ver in the 2K steeplechase (6:18.0) and Ross Har­ri­son bronze in the 1500m, knock­ing 7 sec. off his pb in the process (4:08). At In­ter­me­di­ate level, Lau­ren Lewis was an im­pres­sive win­ner of the 100m (12.4) and Tom Dick­in­son fin­ished 3rd in a new pb time of 2:03.0.

Hope Kennedy took javelin gold with a throw of 28.65m in the ju­nior girl’s event, with Grace Mitchell win­ning sil­ver in the long jump (4.63m) and Abi­gael Bam­ber bronze in the sprint hur­dles (12.6).

Martha Simms was the club’s sole com­peti­tor at the Greater Manch­ester schools event and al­though she set a new pb in the long jump (4.85m) it was only good enough for 5th place in a qual­ity com­pe­ti­tion.

A few club mem­bers com­peted in the north­ern cham­pi­onships at Sports City over the week­end.

Af­ter tak­ing part in the schools events on the Satur­day, Matt In­gram moved to Manch­ester on the Sun­day where he took sil­ver (14.23m) in the triple jump event. Jenny Py­att pro­duced a sea­son’s best throw in the dis­cus (42.08m) in her first sea­son as a se­nior ath­letes and Kirsty Lon­g­ley had to set­tle for 5th place in the 5K (17:10.99) in a qual­ity field, but should be pleased with a 26sec.pb. MAGHULL’S two-game win­ning streak came to an end last week­end as they lost to St. He­lens just a week af­ter de­feat­ing their op­po­nents in Ray Tyler Cup ac­tion.

Paul Wal­ters’ side headed to Ruskin Drive in good form af­ter suc­ces­sive vic­to­ries but faced an up­hill bat­tle on Satur­day af­ter los­ing the toss and be­ing in­structed to field first.

The hosts made good use of the wicket de­spite be­ing re­duced to 55-3 at one stage, with wick­et­keeper Daniel Roberts craft­ing his way to a pa­tient 89 from 148 balls.

Roberts was sup­ported by opener Ryan Don­nelly (22) and James Davies (22) early on, but when Ja­cob Ca­vanagh (3) was dis­missed, St. He­lens were 134-7.

Liam Gaskell then acted as the per­fect foil for Roberts, with the num­ber nine scor­ing 32 from 43 balls be­fore Mo­ham­mad Nawaz fi­nally clipped his bails.

With the dam­age done, skip­per Phil Mur­ga­troyd de­clared on a hefty to­tal of 203-8 from 54 overs.

Mur­ga­troyd him­self opened the bowling for his side and sent opener Wal­ters and De­clan Devine pack­ing early on.

With Maghull reel­ing on 59-5 at one stage, it was left to all-rounder An­thony Mol­loy (32) and Cam Lawren­son (22) to steady the ship, drag­ging the visi­tors to three fig­ures.

Lawren­son was the first to be dis­missed by Liam Gaskell soon af­ter, how­ever, as the in­nings folded in on it­self.

Maghull’s fi­nal four bats­men of­fered just seven runs be­tween them, with Wal­ters men all out for 131 inside just 31 overs.

They have two chances to put things right this week­end as Alder visit Old Hall Field in league com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day be­fore Sut­ton ar­rive the next day to con­test the third round of the Ray Tyler Cup.

Tom Dick­in­son (left) and (above) Bill Steel, Lau­ren Lewis (top right) and Owen South­ern

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