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President's weekly Report........

23/05/24

Event:            Cheshire Senior Men 36              Staffordshire Senior Men 33

Date:             18th May 2024                                Location:      Stoke-on-Trent RFC

 

First many thanks to Stoke-on-Trent RFC for hosting this evening and referee; Dave Watts Boothby,  Great day for rugby with both sides up for it. The Bill Beaumont Cup is well underway and Cheshire now have two victories and are lining up for Cumbria on Saturday at Chester.

A good win but as at this level the game swings back and forth with Staffs leading 19-10 at half time but not dominating the game.  Tristian De Jager was their outstanding man with two tries in this half.

The second half stayed that way but two yellow cards eroded the Staffs power with Cheshire edging back to gain the vital winning try with only minutes to go.  There was an injury to Harry Blackwell (Macclesfield) who had to leave the field and went to hospital.  We wish him a quick recovery.  I must say a quick Hi to former Staffordshire colleagues from 50 years back who turned out to watch: Keith Howells, Martin Rennard and Mickey Dawson, all ex-Staffordshire players.

 

Event:            Cheshire Women 12     vs           Notts Lincs & Derby 60

Date:             19th May 2024                                Location:   Winnington Park RFC

This was a very tough game for our Senior Women.  NLD were exceptionally well organised and managed the game from the beginning.  Eventually, with dominating the possession and having good pace wide they were able to wear down the Cheshire side.  Many thanks to match officials; John Pemberton and to Winnington Park RFC for hosting the days competitions.

 

Event:            Cheshire U17’s 31 vs Lancashire U17’s 22

Date:             19th May 2024                    Location:      Winnington Park

Every aspect of this game bodes well for an excellent Under 18’s team next season.  The ball handling skills were excellent and the team management by Josh Bate ensured that a strong Lancashire side were out manoeuvred throughout the game.  Very pleasing pace all round but good ball possession ensure that this pace was given plenty of space to deliver.  Well, done U17’s..

Denis

Denis Mahony

President