Round-up: Dabbers, Greenbank and Flyers enjoy successful weeks

Luke Greenbank claimed two medals at the Youth Olympic Games

Luke Greenbank claimed two medals at the Youth Olympic Games

First published in Sport

CREWE-born swimmer Luke Greenbank claimed two medals at the Youth Olympic Games.

The 17-year-old helped Great Britain claim men’s 4x100m freestyle relay gold last Tuesday, returning to the pool three days later to pick up 200m backstroke bronze, touching home in 1mins 59.03secs.

“This is a great way to finish my individual season. It has been a long season and I am exhausted now but this makes it all worth it,” he said.

“The competition has been great. There was a very strong field but I still got a couple of personal bests and two medals so I am really pleased.”

Crewe Flyer’s Ben Buckley scooped a gold medal at the Salford Quays 10k open water swim.

Buckley saw off a strong field to return home in first place in 2hrs 16mins, three minutes ahead of his nearest rival at the U Swim Media City Challenge.

Crewe’s Bob Trotter was racing with his Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV at Oulton Park’s 60th anniversary Gold Cup weekend.

Having qualified in 13th for the start of the race, a good start saw him gain one place on the first lap. Another place was gained on lap six to see Trotter finish in 11th place.

Nantwich Town bounced back from a 3-0 defeat to Stamford on Saturday to win 4-1 at Ramsbottom United in the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division on Monday.

Second half goals from Alex Meaney, Vinnie Mukendi, Mark Winslade and Adam Pepper, from a penalty, won the game for the Dabbers.

The hosts ended up with nine men on the pitch following the dismissal of Jon Robinson and Jordan Hulme.

Nantwich lost by 75 runs to Cheshire County top flight title challengers Chester Boughton Hall. Ashley Shaw took 3 for 46 as the visitors reached 170 for 8.

However, with Steve Rimmer top-scoring on 24 Nantwich were back in the shed for 95 inside 29 overs.

In the Cheshire Cricket Alliance Division One, Wistaston beat Glazebury by five wickets after bowling the visitors out for 115. James Hogben taking 4 for 41 and Dean Titus 4 for 25.

The hosts reached the total inside 30 overs, Jack Stokes contributing 58 to send them fourth in the table.

Crewe Vagrants were winners by three wickets against Stone in the North Staffs and South Cheshire League Championship Division Three A.

George Harding stared in a seven-wicket haul, before opener Mark Hurst mad an unbeaten 56 in reply.

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