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Spartan thrower Stevenson (17) was third overall, finishing behind two England 22-year-olds who putt the shot 17.22 and 17.12 metres.

Stevenson, struggling with a shoulder injury, was a little below his best, but nevertheless impressed his team manager in being the best of the Scotland performers with 15.01m.

Stevenson will throw for Hampshire in the U20 inter county championships in Copshall next weekend, before giving the shoulder injury a rest.

RUGBY – Banahan’s Bath try: Matt Banahan scored a super try in the quarter-finals of the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham on Saturday.

The powerful Bath back stormed through against Worcester Warriors in front of the Sky TV cameras, but his score couldn’t prevent the latter moving through 21-15.

Warriors lost in the final, 20-19 to Newcastle Falcons.

CYCLING – Tough road race: Richard Tanguy (VSJ) won the JCA road race yesterday, organised by Velo Sport Jersey, in 2.50.19 hr with CCC’s Chris Spence and Adam Wojtkievicz sharing second in 2.51.03 hr.

Other results: Veterans: 1, Dave Mayman (CCC); 2, Andy Munns (VSJ); 3, Kevin Pilley (CCC).

Ladies: 1, Jim Davis (VSJ); 2, Helen Goulding (CCC); 3, Louise Meyer.

Juniors: 1, Robert Coutanche (CCC); 2, Sam Carney (VSJ).

HOCKEY – England start well: England beat Ireland 3-0 to open their account with a win at the Euro Hockey Nations Championship in Manchester on Saturday.

Jersey’s Beckie Herbert, who is the youngest squad member, had a good game, coming on to the pitch in the eighth minute.

The England team, who are second in their group behind the Netherlands on goal difference, play Italy today at 1 pm.

MOTORSPORT – Walker at Spa: James Walker qualified on the ninth row of the grid and finished 20th in round eight of the World Series by Renault at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium yesterday.

In round nine, a collision forced him out.

SAND RACING – Five race to a hat-trick: Jack Galloway, in the autos class, Ryan Caurel, in the 65 cc class, Charlie Mills, in the 85 cc class, Martin Hackett, in the adults’ up to 350 cc class, and John Fossey, in class 7, all took three wins out of three in Saturday’s beach racing at St Ouen’s.

SAILING – Round Island: Mike de Figueiredo’s Deckadent won the RCIYC British Airways round the Island race yesterday in 5.18.39 hr.

Simon Benest’s Voodoo Doll was second in 5.22.37 hr and Bob Milner’s X2C third in 5.50.02.

GOLF – Clear monthly winner: Peter Nicolle, 9 handicap, won Les Mielles Golf Club’s August Medal division I event played on Saturday with a net 64.

Joel Pinto, 7 hcp, was second on 70 and Harry Carver, 10 hcp, third on 71.

In division II, Kenny Mitchell, 13 hcp, took the honours with a nett 63.

Tom Brown, 13 hcp, was second on 66 and Dominic Willmott, 26 hcp, third on 69.

Testing foursomes: The Jersey Western Open Foursomes was won by ex Jersey captain Terry Smith and partner Graham Holloway, in very testing conditions, with a superb 76, net 68, to take away the WN Rumball Cup.

JWGC’s captain and Liz Tagg were second with an equally impressive 86, net 68.5, and M Ryan and D Ahier took third with a net 70.5.

The IA MacMillan Cup, for the best scratch score, was won by the Island pairing of Gavin O’Neil and Christy McClaughlin with an excellent round of 70.

Strong Horton finish: Tommy Horton carded a 72 yesterday to finish on 233 in The Midas English Seniors Open at St Mellion.

Scot Bill Longmuir, runner up at this year’s Jersey Seniors Classic, won the event on 208.

Street’s ahead: Mike Street, 6 hcp, won the Royal Jersey Golf Club’s Pallot Bowl Stroke-Play competition yesterday with a net 67.

Mick Byrne, 5 hcp, was second on 68 and Brian Marr, 8 hcp, third on 69.

Richard Ramskill’s gross 69 earned him the Goodchild Trophy for the best scratch score.

Pairs’ victory: Jimmy (JW) Brown and Charlie Lumsden won St Clement Golf Club’s Merchant Vintners Pairs yesterday with a combined score of 46 points.

Brian Renouf and George Le Maitre were second on 45.

Home team win: Wheatlands beat La Grande Mare 13 1/2 to 6 1/2 in a team match on Saturday.

Demi honours: Ray Pearce, 11 hcp, won the Demi Golf Society D Le Breton Shield Stableford on Saturday with 36 pts.

Jorge Moniz, 6 hcp, was second on 33 pts and Paul King, 12 hcp, third on 31 pts.

SHOOTING – De la Haye on top: Jon de la Haye won Lecq Clay Target Club’s 100 Bird Sporting yesterday with 94 ex 100, winning Class AAA in the process.

Results – Class AA: 1, Mark Andrews 93; 2, Ashley Le Sech 86.

Class A: 1, Richard Le Brun 91; 2, Ernie Le Brun 86; 3, Dave Le Rendu 84.

Class B: =1, Martin Shales and Andy Stead 86; 3, Clive Green 84.

Class C: 1, Matthew Peach 79; 2, Adrian Le Moucheux 71; Dean Lawrence 70.

Ladies: Kay Cragg 58.

Leonard top gun: Sean Leonard was High Gun in yesterday’s 50 Bird Sporting competition at Crabbé Clay Pigeon Club with 46 ex 50.

Chris Settle was the A Class winner on 43; Howard Durell won the B Class on 41; Fernando Carvalho and Phil Le Neveu shared the honours in the C Class with 25.

Sid Clements was top veteran with 27.

PETANQUE – PBS triples: Rita Le Brocq, Joan Le Mercier and Linda Taylor won the PBS ladies’ pétanque triples competition yesterday with six wins plus 37.

Maggie Allchurch, Joy Hart and Elaine Paisnel were second on five wins plus 32 and third went to Phyllis Saunders, Kath Burt and Jean Maguire with four wins plus 15.

In the men’s competition, Lawrence, Ian and Mick Rondel won with nine wins plus 71; second were Derek Hart, Fred Paisnel and Steve Foster with eight wins plus 47, and third were Gordon de Gruchy, Denis Le Mercier and Ken Vibert with seven wins plus 43.

BOWLS – Saturday Leagues: Men’s Stan and Janet Morel League: St Saviours 2, Jersey Bowls 4: Team A 14-22, B 20-25, C 16-14; Les Creux 4, St Brelade A 2: Team A 12-21, B 19-12, C 22-12; St Brelades B 2, Sun Bowls 4 Team A 5-37, B 22-13, C 22-12.

Ladies’ Myrtle Le Marquand League: St Saviours 2, Jersey Bowls 2: Team A 11-22, B 21-19.

Rose win: Les Creux won the Mateus Rose inter-club team trophy yesterday with a score of 41 at their home ground.

St Brelade were second on 29 and Post Office third on 26.

JBC took fourth on 24, Sun BC fifth with 19 and St Saviours sixth with 11.

O’Connor unstoppable: Tracey O’Connor won the Jersey Bowling Club Clarkson Sets singles tournament yesterday beating Brenda Foord in the final 3-7, 11-1, 2-0.

Foord also took a tie break victory in the semis, defeating Christian Blattman 9-2, 5-8, 2-0 while O’Conner had beaten Billy McPhee 10-3, 6-12, 2-0 to make the final.

SOFTBALL – Storming win: The only match played yesterday in the JSA league was won by Optimus Storm who defeated Flyers 26-4.

All other matches have been rescheduled for this week.

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