Weekend sport in brief

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The damage was done on the track on Saturday as Guernsey dominated with Jersey’s field athletes keeping the score respectable.

Jersey’s Under 13s and a youthful Under-17 mens’ team pulled out all the stops yesterday but Guernsey deservedly hung on to take the trophy home.

Guernsey emphatically reversed Jersey’s previous domination at Under-11 level.

Full report and detailed results follow.TRIATHLON – IT was a clean sweep for Jersey in the inter-insular triathlon held yesterday as a part of the 2003 Ogier Triathlon.

James Amy was first across the line with Paul Clements just seconds behind him, in 1 hour 57 minutes 21 seconds and 1.57.50 respectively.

Third Jersey man home was Tim Rogers in 2.01.47.

Melissa Messervy was first woman home in 2.09.24 and veteran Mike Lucas finished in 2.11.15.

First Guernseyman home was Damian Thacker with a time of 2.00.08 with Shanine Wray the first Guernsey woman, in 2.22.32.

Report follows.BOWLS – IT was also very nearly a clean sweep for the Jersey men’s bowlers playing in Guernsey at the weekend.The men’s fours, skip David Le Marquand, Allan Quémard, Steve Hind and Derek Boswell, retained the Le Quesne trophy, winning four of the six rinks, by 39 shots, coming from seven shots behind after the first leg.

Allan Quémard won the CI Island Singles knockout trophy, beating Guernsey champ Gary Pitschou 21-14 and 15-year-old Jamie McDonald won the CI under 25 singles title after he beat Sarnian champion Mark Le Ber 21-17.

In the triples KO the Guernsey trio won an extremely tight match on the last end to beat Peter Le Long, Alan Shaw and Kevin Le Long.

Jersey’s Ray Le Cornu won the over 60s singles and John Skelly and Alan Cadoret won the CI Pairs knockout title.The Jersey ladies had a bad weekend away, losing the Le Quesne trophy by 15 shots, though they won three and lost three rinks, while Sue Noel’s team in the drawn fours were the only winners in the CI KO matches, although there were some extremely close matches played.

SHOOTING – WINNERS of the A class in Crabbé Clay Pigeon Club’s 50 bird sporting shoot yesterday were Mike Barnes Snr and John de la Haye who tied on 44 ex 50.

B class winner was Paul Lister with 38 ex 50 and top of C class was Robert Wilson with 29 ex 50.SOFTBALL – LEAGUE champions Wheways Wildats II were beaten in the inter-club championship match played at Les Quennevais at the weekend, beaten 19-8 by Guernsey’s Specsavers Rookies.

Report follows.WHIPPET RACING – WINNER of the JPWRC’s premier trophy, the President’s Cup, was Mary Herold’s Mr Ed, winner in 2000 and back in form to beat last year’s winner, Steve Lawson’s Capuccina over the 220 yards at Les Landes yesterday.

Third in the main final was Bea and Ron de la Cour’s Plover, also taking the best placed veteran rosette, with Jenny Thomas’ Jetstream in fourth place.

The consolation race winner was another veteran, Margaret Coxshall’s Laddie.

SHOOTING – THE JRA took on the RAF Target Club at Crabbé at the weekend and won by 35 points.

The JRA had 1173.140 to the RAF’s 1138.103.

Andrew Le Cheminant was top-scorer with 150-21.

The JRA Veterans also won their match by 33 points.

Colin Mallett won the prize shoot on Saturday with 149.18.

HOCKEY – JHC Thornbacks beat OV Victims 5-1 in the first round of the Minor Cup played on Saturday.SWIMMING – First and second women across the line in the JSC Green Island to Havre des Pas swim yesterday were Emma Collins in 32 min 11 secs and Katie Speller just behind in 32.16.

First men home were Daniel Halksworth in 28.33 and Alexis Militis in 28.57.

Report follows.SAND RACING – THERE was a tie for the 500 cc automatic championship between Toby Luce and Charlie Mills, with Lee Le Viellez third overall after an exciting series of races at St Ouen’s beach on Saturday.SAILING – MOIST & Wet (S Benest) took line honours and finished first on elapsed time in Class 0 of the St Helier YC Iron Stores Marine and Blakes Paints Autumn series first race held yesterday, with Sugden and Partners Toybox achieving the same in Class 1.

In Class 2 Windhover (Alex Ohlsson) finished first.GOLF – CALLUM Marsh won the Oakhill Trophy in Saturday’s match at Wheatlands with 42 points from Alan Day with 40 and Kenny Jaffray on 38.

In the St Pierre Shield played the same day, Pat Creighton won on 46 points; Fiona Hurley was second on 44 and Wendy Garner third with 32.GOLF – LA Moye GC’s Robinson Stableford match on Saturday was won by Charlie Smith with 42 points; Charlie Fortune was second with 40 and James Harben third with 39.GOLF – SUE Langdon and Ken Renouard were winners of their respective sections of the Jack A’Court members day competitions at Les Mielles on Saturday, with 38 points off her 16 handicap and 48 off his handicap of 26 respectively.

CRICKET – JICC have recorded a hat-trick of wins over the last three days against visiting teams.

The hosts won both matches against Wareham on Friday and Saturday while yesterday they scrambled to a last-ball victory against Buckingham Cavalier.PETANQUE – IN the Guernsey Open Petanque tournament at the weekend the Carrefour Petanque Club’s André Nicol, playing with Mike Teep from Guernsey, won the pairs event on Saturday and then with Phil and Diz Murray from the UK came second in the triples on Sunday.

Third in the same competition were Dave Grover, Graham Walker and Marc Nicol, also from Jersey’s Carrefour Pétanque Club.

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