Those who travelled to Port Sunlight Oval on Whit Saturday, and to Upton Cricket Ground on Whit Monday were rewarded with displays of athletic talent which have not been equalled in the Wirral since before the war.
At the Oval, the second annual Cheshire County Championships induced the best athletes in the county to compete for the championship medals and the honour of wearing Cheshire's colours (black and yellow) at the inter-counties meeting next month at White City, London.
Wallasey Athletic Club once more gained a full share of the honours. Barney Kivlin repeated his success of last year with victories in the hop, step and jump (41 feet), the 440 yards' hurdles (63 secs.), and the 120 yards' hurdles (16.5 secs.), and a third place in the long jump. Tony Dickinson, who is running strongly this season, was second in the half-mile; Matt Smith was second to Kivlin in the hop, step and jump, and third to Kivlin in the 120 yds. hurdles, and Ted BolIard gained third place in the javelin.
The newly formed women's section of the club recorded very satisfactory performances against poor opposition by placing the first, Mavis Ashworth (4ft. 3 ins.), and the third, Mary Currie (3ft. 9ins,) in the high jump, while Barbara Henshaw came second in the 100 yards sprints.