Midland league


Report on the midland league fixture at Kettering
                                                    MIDLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE
Banbury Harriers like in first fixture last month produced another battling team performance at Kettering on Sunday to maintain their place in division four of the Midland Athletic League. In this competitive league with the two up and two down its certain each of the six clubs in all the divisions can be involved throughout.
 The sprinting of Kyle Ennis and Leigh Watson as in the first fixture came to the forefront with the duo winning the “A”and “B” races in both the 100 and 200metres. Bert Rowett again won the 400metre hurdles and the three teamed up with Tom Wain to easily win the 4x100metre relay.
 In the field events the team gained many first and second places with good performances from Sam Edwards and Alex Brown in the jumps and Perris Wilkins in the heavy throws.
 Edwards finished second in the long, triple and high and a clearance of 1m 80cm in the latter was pleasing. Brown took maximum “B” points in both the high and long and then gained big points in the javelin. Wilkins with the help of others filling in for the unavailable Andy Elder again collated a large point’s score. This was to the credit of Adam Crofts and Tom Wain who scored many points in all directions. Luke Sherlock and William Thompson the two of the younger members of the team made satisfactory debutes.
 The ladies played their part small in numbers only six namely Heidi Brooks-Little, Ros Kelling,Sam Phillips, Claire Goodwin and both Shana and Shannon Parker covered most events gaining good points. The day saw the club finish in fourth place.
 In the Sandra Luke Memorial meeting at Horspath a competition with points scored over three events Michael Dawes gained the silver medal for under fifteen boys and Victoria Harte bronze for under thirteen girls. 
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    Philip Coy
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