THE Holt and Reading Blue Coat were the highest points scorers in the respective girls and boys match in the opening week of the Reading and District Athletics League's Under 14 competition at Palmer Park Stadium.

Wokingham's girls outclassed their rivals, winning all but one of the 12 events to total 65 points. They were followed home on each occasion by Highdown apart from the 1,000 metres, where the placings were reversed.

In their match, Blue Coat boys won four events, but by picking up useful points in the minor placings their total of 61 points left them 10 clear of nearest challenges Bohunt.

By winning six events, Little Heath boys were the day's biggest winners with their total of 57 points in match three leaving them 17 points clear of Denefield in second place with only six points splitting the other four teams.

First round scores -


Match 1: Maiden Erlegh Wokingham A 60pts, Waingels College 55, Piggott B 37, Bulmershe 37, St Josephs 33, Wren 17.

Match 2: Blue Coat A 61pts, Bohunt 51, Trinity 46, Park House 36, Oakbank 36, JMA 20.

Match 3: Little Heath 57pts, Denefield 40, Forest 39, Blue Coat B 38, Maiden Erlegh Reading 37, Reading School 33.

Match 4: Piggott A 57pts, Kennet 53, Prospect 42, Hugh Faringdon 37, Highdown 32, Maiden Erlegh Wokingham B 9.


Match 1: Bohunt 61pts, Maiden Erlegh Wokingham A 58, Hugh Faringdon 43, Little Heath 35, Reading Girls 31, Prospect 17.

Match 2: Holt 65pts, Highdown 55, Bulmershe 37, Wren 20, Trinity 19, Kendrick did not compete.

Match 3: Abbey 57pts, Piggott A 53, St Crispins 43, St Josephs 41, Park House 40, Maiden Erlegh Wokingham B 9.

Match 4: Denefield 62pts, Piggott B 59, Waingels College 56.5, Kennet 55, Maiden Erlegh Reading 38, Oakbank 30, JMA 22.5.

LEE Castle beat a field of more than 100 players to win the Gascoigne Cup at East Berkshire with a nett 61 on the par 69 course.

Playing off a 19 handicap, he recorded seven pars and two birdies as he won by four shots from runner-up Nick Brown (6hcp), who returned a nett 65 which included five birdies. Tyler Crumley (11hcp) took third place with a nett 66.

Seventy members of the club's senior section have taken part in two special competitions.

The Bobby Locke Putter – for those aged 55 and over – was won by Nick Godsiff (19hcp) with 39 points, while the Noel Thompson Plate – for 70 years and over – went to Rod Clay (25hcp) with 38 points.

East Berks ladies played the Four Ball Better Ball PING and NSPCC competition with captain Donna Hunt (8hcp) and vice-captain Celia May (20hcp) winning with 48 points, three more than runners-up Joy Foster (13hcp) and Amanda Bancroft (18hcp).

The club are to host the East Berkshire Stag, a premier amateur event, on Wednesday, June 19.