REVIEW OF THE YEAR PART TWO: All the sporting highlights from April to June in 2016

St Ivo School Under 13 girls celebrate their English Schools Football Association (ESFA) PlayStation

St Ivo School Under 13 girls celebrate their English Schools Football Association (ESFA) PlayStation Schools Cup win in May. - Credit: Archant

APRIL

St Ives Town lifted the Hunts Senior Cup in April.

St Ives Town lifted the Hunts Senior Cup in April. - Credit: Archant

Motorsport: St Ives racing driver Martin Short sampled success in the big Hankook 24 Hours of Silverstone race.

Bowls: Hunts trio Janet Baldwin, Dina Barlow and Nicky Verlander were pipped in sudden-death in the final of the Women’s Triples at the National Indoor Championships.

Cricket: Charlotte Edwards’ England side were beaten by five runs by Australia in the semi-final of the Women’s World Twenty20.

Gymnastics: Louis Smith won silver on the pommel horse at the British Championships. Junior Huntingdon talents, Patrick Murphy and Jake Jarman won age-group medals.

Duathlete Jess Williams won a European medal in June.

Duathlete Jess Williams won a European medal in June. - Credit: Archant


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Bowls: Hunts duo Nicky Brett and Lindsay Swannell won the Men’s Pairs crown at the English Bowling Federation indoor finals.

Football: Ricky Marheineke collected his first piece of silverware as St Ives Town manager when his side beat Eynesbury Rovers 2-0 to lift the Hunts Senior Cup.

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Duathlon: Diana Chalmers, from Houghton, won the European title in the F16-19 age group for the second time in three years. Younger sibling, Amy, took silver after winning the previous year.

Swimming: St Ives man Andy Weatheritt won bronze in the 50m freestyle at the British Championships.

Rugby: Huntingdon completed their best-ever season by finishing sixth in Midlands Division One East.

MAY

Football: Ben Seymour-Shove hit an extra-time winner as St Ives Town beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 in the Southern League Division One (Central) play-off final to earn promotion to Step 3 for the first time in their history.

Athletics: Sandra Acton collected five gold medals at the Eastern Regional Disability Championships.

Cricket: Charlotte Edwards relinquished the England Ladies captaincy and announced her retirement from international cricket after a glittering career.

Boxing: Karl Wheeler collected his second title of 2016 when a points triumph over Czech veteran Jindrich Velecky earned the International Challenge cruiserweight belt.

Paratriathlon: Sawtry star Lauren Steadman powered to a fourth successive European title when triumphing in the PT4 category in Portuguese capital Lisbon, while fellow local lady Clare Cunningham took fourth spot.

Girls Football: St Ivo School Under 13s won the ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup with a 3-0 win against the Thomas Telford School at the Madejski Stadium, in Reading – and the local school were agonisingly denied a double when their Under 14 side were pipped on penalties by opponents from Thomas Telford.

Athletics: Hurdler Liam Hunt completed a 110m and 400m double at the Cambridgeshire Championships – two of the 11 county crowns won by members of Hunts AC.

Gymnastics: Louis Smith helped Great Britain to a team silver medal at the European Championships, in Switzerland, but he tumbled off the pommel horse in the individual event when finishing fourth.

Golf: Brampton Park’s James Reeson won the Midlands Closed Championships and also took the team prize along with Owen Davies.

JUNE

Duathlon: Godmanchester lady Jess Williams scooped silver in the F25-29 category at the World Championships in Spain – just her sixth race in the sport.

Fly Fishing: Ian Donaldson – a 46-year-old from Hemingford Grey - helped England to victory in the Spring Loch Style Home International.

Speedway: Huntingdon star Danny King enjoyed his finest moment when capturing the British title for the first time. The 29-year-old delivered a fantastic performance at the National Speedway Stadium, in Manchester.

Football: Godmanchester Rovers named Adie Cambridge as their new boss to replace the departed Matt Clements.

Sailing: Huntingdon sailor Giles Scott struck gold in the final World Cup event ahead of the Olympic games with a dominant performance at Weymouth.

Judo: Rhys Sandford, of Huntingdon, won the 60-70kg category at the major Kenshiro Abbe Senior Cup, in London.

Football: Conor Washington was named in the Northern Ireland squad which reached the last 16 of Euro 2016.

Cricket: Teenager Tom Banks took a hat-trick as Eaton Socon beat Burwell 2nds by 65 runs in Tucker Gardner League Division One.

Golf: James Reeson won the Cambridgeshire Championship for the third time in four years. The 22-year-old carded rounds of 68, 71, 74 and 70 at Gog Magog to win by two shots.

Girls Football: St Ivo School celebrated a second major triumph of the year as their Under 12 team triumphed in the National Schools’ Cup final, beating the Gordano School, from Somerset, 3-2 at Lilleshall.

Rowing: St Neots Rowing Club’s senior men’s eight competed at the Henley Royal Regatta for the first time, bowing out in the first round against City of Oxford.

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