Wallasey A.C. last week entertained Liverpool Pembroke, and a combined team from Port Sunlight and Wirral A.C., in a three cornered athletic match at their headquarters in Leasowe Road and ran out winners by 158 points to Sunlight's 154 pts and Pembroke's 44 pts.
Of the 20 events undertaken, Wallasey won 11 and outstanding performances were given by Robin Tarrant, who scored a double in the youths' 100 yards, which he won in 10.9 seconds and the 440 (55.7), and Ian Wilson, who won the boys' 440 yards in 48.8 seconds and dead-heated for 1st in the 100 yards with Teddy Oldham in 11.9 seconds.
Lea Watcham won the boys' mile in 5 mins. 8 secs., and Brian Chalton looked to have plenty in reserve in winning the senior equivalent in 4 mins. 35 secs.
Club captain Brian Woolford won the 2 miles in 9:51 with Chalton 7 secs. behind him in 2nd place. It was good to see Mick Firth turning out in this race west in the red vest of Wallasey A.C. , he ran easily to record 10.28, just in front of David Field.
Newcomer, Alan Huddart sprinted well into 2nd place in the junior 100 yards in 10.7 secs., then helped Wallasey's senior relay to second place, whilst the youth/boys' relay team won their event in 50.6.
In the field events Wallasey took first place in both the high jumps, Anne Sheridan won the ladies' at 4 ft. 4 ins., and Ray Ellis the men's in 5 ft 6 ins., Carl Gee won the men's shot with 37ft. 101/2 ins.
Barbara Banks took an unofficial ladies 440 yards in 71.1 secs. Altogether a very pleasant evening.
Today, a host of Wallasey A.C. club members take part in the North West Youth Council's intertown athletics meeting at St. Helens, and the Northern Counties' youth and junior championships are held at Kirby.
Next Saturday the Widnes Police handicap sports are being held and as Wallasey's 2-mile team defend their title and trophy this may be opportunity for junior members to finish painting the club house. Any help will be welcome.