A depleted Wallasey team was convincingly beaten by Wirral Athletic Club over a heavy eight miles cross-country course at Prenton last Saturday, only J. Edwards and R. E. Young of Wallasey A.C. managing to split Wirral's counting six.
Despite the big margin by which Wallasey lost there were several noteworthy performances from members of a team which was without the service of four of its best six. R. E. Young, who ran so well in the West Lancs. Novice winning team a month ago, got away to a good start and held on to his position throughout, finishing strongly in 7th place on his first effort over eight miles. J. S. Arkless lost a shoe in the early stages but recovered it and pulled up well to finish 13th with A. Dickinson, improving fast, in 14th place. F. K. Ledward ran well and forcibly to finish 19th, and a fine performance by Malcolm Ward on his first appearance with the senior team, gave him 21st place and sixth counting man, a really first-class effort.
The individual winner was N. A. Graves, of Wirral A.C., with K. A. Westmere, who was runner-up in the Wallasey Senior Cross-Country Championship in 1939. 2nd. J. Edwards, the Wallasey captain, was a comfortable fifth.
Wirral A.C. - Wallasey A.C.
24 pts. 79 pts.