At the second Merseyside League Athletics meeting on a windy Waterloo track, Wallasey Athletic Club demonstrated a commendable strength in depth, with entries in all the afternoon's events.
Unfortunately, after Wallasey had led for most of the afternoon, the home club, Waterloo Harriers and Athletic Club squeezed ahead to win with 202 points against Wallasey's 182 points, with Warrington A.C. and Wirral A.C. well behind.
With no senior 1500 metres on the programme, Wallasey's middle distance men turned to the 5000 metres.
Dave Lockley, still not at his usual fitness, following a troublesome injury, had to concede second place to Wirral's Terry Harper in the sprint for home.
With the usual good track performances, it was something of a revelation to see so many field event successes.
Mike Teahan threw the senior javelin an excellent 47 metres to win the senior event, and not to be overshadowed, Barbara Banks won the ladies event (21.83 metres), Andy Fulton the youths (37.56 metres) and Gillian Ackers came second in the junior girls (20 metres). Andy Fulton, having a fine afternoon, also won the youths' pole vault, discus and triple jump.
Once again the 800 metres score looked good, with the news of Wallasey's Pete Lewis doing the brilliant time of 1 min. 53.5 secs., while competing for Durham University in mid-week, and some fine performances by younger members at Waterloo as well.