LATCHFORD Albion rugby league team came away empty handed from Heysham Atoms 26-18, denting their top-four ambitions.

The first half of this North West Men's League clash belonged to the visitors, with tries from Charlie McCurrie, Reece Hughes and Rob Marsh, all converted by Matty Rudd, putting Albion in control 18-6 at the break.

Albion were hit with a purple patch from the hosts when three converted tries saw the momentum switch.

Despite plenty of pressure, the visitors could not find a further way though a resolute home defence.

Latchford visit Blackbrook on Saturday, kick-off 2.30pm.


THREE Warrington Athletics Club runners achieved personal best times in the Trafford Distance Grand Prix.

In the 800m series, under 17 Ben Pucill finished fifth in his race in 2mins 02.55secs while Rachel McQuillan also improved her best time as she finished sixth in her race in 2mins 17.35secs.

Under 17 Alex Rix won his race in the 1500m series with 4mins 43.80secs.

Elsewhere, Warrington Athletic Club’s Jordan Jones, who is studying at the University of Birmingham, set a new PB for 3000m in the University Open Meeting when finishing in second place in his race in 8mins 45.41secs.


APPLETON Tigers have missed out on a place in the Cheshire Women's Cricket League Senior Knockout Final by the narrowest of margins.

They reached 116-7 in 20 overs as they attempted to hunt down Nantwich Vipers' 116-5.

Annie Rashid took 2-20 with the ball and scored 21 with the bat.

Holly McCurrie 42 (retired) and Georgia Heath 26 also got among the runs for Tigers.