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Capitol Squash Juniors 5K Victoria Park fun event

 

Capitol Squash junior section experienced  a truly great day on Saturday. Some 25 juniors from Capitol ran the 5k Victoria Park fun event.

 

After the run, medals were presented to everyone who completed the 5k back at the squash club  . The age range included parents in there 70’s and young mums pushing children in their prams.

 

Capitol have now decided to make this a monthly event, perhaps a good way of raising funds for their junior section.

 

Great day, great occasion

 

 

THATTO Heath Crusaders A are champions of the North West Men’s League Premier Division for a second successive season after winning Saturday’s play off final against Orrell St. James 26-12.

 

After finishing the regular season in third place, the Crusaders went into Saturday’s Final as underdogs after Orrell St. James finished as minor premiers.

 

After a strong start from Heath’s pack, Tom Rigby’s grubber kick was pounced on by Shaun Quinn for the opening try, which the latter duly converted.

 

Paddy Flynn added another try with a barnstorming run and Shaun Quinn added the extras.

 

Orrell got back into the game with a converted try, before a Bobbie Goulding drop goal and Shaun Quinn penalty gave Heath a 15-6 lead going into the break.

 

With Orrell down to 12 men in the opening minutes of the second half, a superb break and outrageous offload from Ben Heyes was collected by Ryan Heaton, who found Matty Cook for the try; Shaun Quinn added the extras.

 

Ben Heyes then got on the end of a fumbled Tom Rigby grubber kick for a try. Orrell scored a fine converted try to give them hope, before Bobbie Goulding’s drop kick sealed the victory for Heath.

 

The man of the match award went to Tom Rigby.

 

Thatto Heath Crusaders B created history on Sunday when they became the first B team to win a North West Men’s League title. Having already lifted the Division 5 minor premiership and NWML Shield Final, the Bees added the Division 5 championship with a 56-10 victory over New Spring Lions.

 

Heath’s tries were scored by Charlie Taylor (3) Bobby Cook

Darren Woods, Aaron Dancer, Chris Hull, Liam Knowles, Mike Stanley and Loui Pauls, with Charlie Taylor added seven goals and landing the Man of the Match award.

 

 

 

Prescot Hockey Club started their pre season preparations by winning the Golborne mixed hockey tournament at the weekend. Teams from all over the North West converged for the annual event which was of a very high standard. Prescot fielded five under 18s and a blend of youth and experience saw them win the tournament for the first time.

 

The previous week saw Prescot reach the Final of the North West Summer League for the fourth time in a row were they just lost out to a very strong Warrington side.

 

Prescot Hockey Club run junior hockey sessions every Wednesday at Sutton Academy 7pm - 8pm and senior training from 8pm onwards at the same venue. New players of any ability always welcome.

 

Blackpool Men 2   Prescot Men  12

 

Prescot had an early appointment for a morning game in Blackpool. Prescot were in no holiday mood though and dispatched their hosts with some superb hockey. Goals from Boulton, Jobes, Lomax and Mortimer gave Prescot a secure half time lead. Blackpool did rally  but more goals from Doyle, Heaps and Johnson saw Prescot set another record for Division One scoring twelve away goals and inflicting Blackpool’s heaviest ever home defeat. With other results going their way, Prescot moved up to second in the table of North West One.

 

Prescot Hockey Club & St Helens Law confirm new sponsorship agreement.

 

Local solicitors St Helens Law have agreed to be the Principal Sponsor of Prescot Hockey Club. The two organisations have worked closely together for a number of years and each has become very successful in their own right.

Prescot Hockey Club were originally established in 1953 and have been representing Prescot and St Helens across the North of England for many years and have built a thriving junior section over the last fifteen years. The Club now runs 11 senior teams and 5 junior teams out of our home at Sutton Leisure Centre; players have achieved recognition at National, Regional and County level. Prescot teams have won a host of tournaments and cups over the last couple of seasons and their senior teams have achieved eight league promotions in the last four years.

 

In 2016 & 2017 Prescot Hockey Club had nine players achieve County representation with Lancashire at under 14s & under 15s (girls) and under 16s (boys). Six senior players represent the North of England in 2016 & 2017. During the 2016/17 season the Prescot men first team won Division Two North West scoring a record 119 goals in only 22 games, the development team (under 25s) won the Golborne Summer League and the Ladies seconds secured their third promotion in four seasons to Greater Manchester Division One.

More information:

 

Neil Ryan – St Helens Law http://www.sthelenslaw.co.uk/

01744 458 884

Prescot Hockey Club http://www.prescothockeyclub.com/

 

Earlstown Cricket Club

 

Our club was established in 1882 and was founded by the British Railways association to provide sport and relaxation for employees and their families. Being the fulcrum of the Earlestown community and funded and supported by the local Viaduct Wagon works, alas long since gone,  we have to beg and go cap in hand to local business for our present day funds, we have to balance our money between maintaining all the equipment needed to play matches in the Southport and District cricket league and keeping the place tidy in terms of maintaining the pavilion and keeping the weeds at bay which is a constant battle. However this season we have been selected to host the Last Man Stands T20 international midweek cricket bash North West Division, and a venue for the ECB backed All Stars junior cricket held on a Monday evenings, both I might add are receiving fantastic support and as a club we are absolutely delighted with the response from players and members of the community alike. In terms of developing the club further, we have approached Mark Lane. a presenter on Gardeners World. to help design garden features in the form of sensory garden projects and he loves our vision and passion for the club and is willing to do all design support work for free to enable us get to funding status. A great effort by all the volunteers indeed, in which I am proud to be at the helm. I have attached a few photos just to give you a small insight and will keep you posted as to our project moving forward. You and the rest of the committee are very welcome to pop in for a brew and share our passion for this grand old club.