STAN Binge was part of the England Veterans squad at Barston Lake in Solihull last Saturday. Teams were made up of one angler from each of the full England teams – U18, U22, Ladies, Disabled, Veterans and Carp Match – coming together to form mixed teams

STAN Binge was part of the England Veterans squad at Barston Lake in Solihull last Saturday.

Teams were made up of one angler from each of the full England teams - U18, U22, Ladies, Disabled, Veterans and Carp Match - coming together to form mixed teams to compete under international rules.

As the fish shoaled up, the eventual result was a very close contest with three teams tied in first place. After a countback, Stan's team, including five-time world champion Alan Scotthorne, were declared the winners thanks to youngster Tom Maker's top carp weight.

Stan is hoping to be selected for the Veteran World Championships in July, and has two practice weekends to make his way into an already strong squad.

Cromwell Lake - Wednesday Series

RICKY Ashwell made the most of his draw on peg nine to weigh in 38lb 8oz of bream and carp caught mainly on the tip, in the first round of this year's Wednesday series. In a tight competition, Ricky's dad Steve finished equal second with Stan Binge, and Nick Marriott was fourth.

RESULT: 1. Ricky Ashwell (Cromwell Lake) 38lb 8oz, 2 = Steve Ashwell (Cromwell Lake) & Stan Binge (Fox Match Stanjay) 14lb 15oz, 4. Nick Marriott (Brampton) 13lb 12oz, 5. Terry Allgood (Cromwell Lake) 12lb

Cromwell Lake - Saturday Series

NORMAN Wilson won the match in conditions made difficult by wind and low pressure at Cromwell Lake, landing a big carp which was foul hooked. There was a tie for second spot between Geordie Best and Ricky Ashwell with Terry Hill fourth.

RESULT: 1. Norman Wilson (Cromwell Lake) 18lb 10oz, 2 = Geordie Best & Ricky Ashwell 17lb 10oz, 4. Terry Hill 14lb 4oz, 5. Keith Ellington 10lb 8oz.

Ramsey AS

ANDREW Rayment tamed wet and windy conditions at Horseshoe Lake at Decoy, to weigh in 65lb from peg three, with Pete Holland finishing in second place and Duncan Folkes a close third.

RESULT: 1. Andrew Rayment 65lb, 2. Pete Holland 55lb 12oz, 3. Duncan Folkes 55lb.

Grahams Pond

IAN Reece survived a broken pole during the match at Grahams Pond, but had already enough fish in his net to win the match.

RESULT: 1. Ian Reece 6lb 4oz, 2. John Smith 4lb 14oz, 3. Aron Holloway 3lb 12oz.

Sunday's first round match of the Plumb-It Challenge was a walk over for Horseshoes Spitfires C when opponents The Longbow failed to appear although an impromptu match was fished with anglers at the pond to practice for future rounds.

Headfen Fishery

THE qualifier on Snake Lake on Saturday was won by in-form Simon Easey who took 60lb 6oz of carp on pellet from the margins. Allan Archer was second and there was a tie for third spot between Bob Coulson and Simon's brother Vinny.

RESULT: 1. Simon Easey (Fox Match Stanjay) 60lb 6oz; 2. Allan Archer (Suffolk's Finest) 51lb 12oz; 3= Bob Coulson (Suffolk's Finest) & Vinny Easey (Cambridge) 49lb 4oz.

Lawn Farm

LAST week's golden rod match was fished in extremely windy conditions and was won by Mick Sonnett from Godmanchester. Mick caught 50lb 7oz from peg 28. Dave Elliott was second and John Rutter third.

RESULT: 1. Mick Sonnett (Godmanchester) 50lb 7oz; 2. Dave Elliott (Cheshunt) 44lb 5oz; 3. John Rutter (Royston) 43lb 5oz.

Cross Drove

Wednesday 13th May - RESULT: 1. Tony Watling (Fox Match) 70lb 8oz, 2. Rodney Finch (Deben) 55lb 6oz

Saturday 16th May - RESULT: 1. Simon Wheeler (Diawa Dynamite) 75lb 11oz, 2. Tony Anderson (Browning Pownalls) 47lb 8oz

Sunday 17th May - RESULT: 1. Mick Bartrum (D A D) 56lb 13oz, 2. Simon Wheeler (Diawa Dynamite) 54lb 1oz.

FIXTURES

Wednesday (tonight)

Cromwell Lake - Wednesday Series Match 2 - Draw 5.30pm - Fish 6 .00pm-dusk.

Cross Drove - Qualifier - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am - 4pm - Booking 01842 828102 or 07757 732982.

Saturday

Cromwell Lake Van Den Eynde £1000 Saturday Series - Match Eleven - Draw 12 noon - Fish 1pm-6pm.

Final July 4th - Two keepnets needed.

Grahams Pond - Open Match - Draw 8.30 - Fishing from 9.15 - Contact 01480 351034

Cross Drove - Qualifier - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am - 4pm - Booking 01842 828102 or 07757 732982.

Head Fen - Two Day Event - Draw 8.45 - Fish 10am - 4pm.

Sunday

Head Fen - Two Day Event - Draw 8.45 - Fish 10am - 4pm.

Ramsey A. S. - Jay Lake Pidley - Places available - Phone Keith Rayment 01487 814077

Grahams Pond - Plumb-It Challenge - Horseshoes Spitfires B v Brampton Institute - Draw 8.30.

Cross Drove - Qualifier - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am - 4pm - Booking 01842 828102 or 07757 732982.

Tuesday

Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Match - Honeysuckle Lake - info 01954 718269.

Wednesday

Cromwell Lake - Wednesday Series Match 3 - Draw 5pm - Fish 6pm-dusk

Cross Drove - Qualifier - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am - 4pm - Booking 01842 828102 or 07757 732982.