Newbury Weekly News 110517

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Newbury Weekly News

No chance of ring rust for Archie and Jack

Newbury Weekly News Sport

THAMES VALLEY ABC boxers Archie Jury (right) and Jack Tomlinson (Below) will be aiming to emerge unscathed from their club’s annual show on Saturday to fight the following day in the quarter finals of the ABA’s Schoolboy Championships. The 14-year olds

are in action before a packed house for the 14-bout bill at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday evening, and then go to Kidlington in Oxfordshire for their respective bouts in the Class B ‘03 group.

Jury will take on Noel Thomas from Bristol’s Bartonhill club at 34 kilos, while Tomlinson’s opponent at 38.5 kilos will be Curtis Rennie from If successful, the pair will fight in the semi-finals the following weekend, with the finals taking place the weekend after that. Southampton’s Poseidon club.

Matt strokes to a World gold IT’S back to ins and outs, and sadly for a number of local clubs on Saturday, the latter. Falkland, Thatcham, Newbury and Hungerford all tasted defeat on the opening day of their league campaigns, but there was plenty of success elsewhere. LOCAL CRICKET - PAGES 57-60

Crusaders target three to join the adventure SEE PAGE 60

DONNINGTON rower Matthew Rossiter made a spectacular senior GB debut when teaming with Jacob Dawson to win the men’s pairs at the opening World Cup event of the season in Belgrade at the weekend. It was Rossiter’s first world cup regatta and as stroke to Dawson’s bow, the pair won a series of races to claim victory for the GB team . Rossiter won a number of international races at junior and under 23 level, but seven years ago it looked as if his rowing career might be over when he sustained a serious back injury. It kept him out of the sport for nearly three years, but the Lean- der athlete has battled back to the top level and signs that he was back were shown last month when he and Dawson finished second behind Olympic gold medallists Mo Sbihi and Will Satch at the final GB trials, booking their first-ever place at senior GB level. They eased through their heat in Belgrade by four seconds, surging ahead of Netherlands duo Mechiel Versluis and Mitchel Steenman after 1250 metres and going on to win with Spain’s pair a similar margin adrift in third place. Turn to page 63

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Gold-winning WorldCuppairMatthew Rossiter (right) andJacobDawson


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