OULTON Park were defeated at Toft on a day of two centuries.

In a closely fought game which ended in a Toft victory, Oulton Park batted first with their skipper Martyn East helping himself to a well earned 110 off 119 balls to finish the innings 248-8 off 55 overs.

Northwich Guardian: Toft v Oulton Park. Picture: Big Pitch MediaToft v Oulton Park. Picture: Big Pitch Media

Toft, in reply, with the help of Rob Jones' club record 15th 100 – scoring 119 off 142 balls – knocked off the Oulton Park score to finish on 251-4 with three and a half overs to spare.

Oulton Park, who host third-placed Hyde on Saturday, have slipped to sixth in the ECB Premier League, while Toft climbed to 10th.


SIX Northwich Rowing Club crews travelled down to Eton Dorney to race on the course where the 2012 Olympics regatta was held.

One of Northwich’s highlights was the 16-year-olds junior women's double of Olivia Manford and Olivia Black clocking a time trial early in the morning and then after two more 2000m races won the B final.

This puts them among the top seven crews in their age group.

Northwich Guardian: Olivia Manford and Olivia BlackOlivia Manford and Olivia Black

Another notable crew were Dylan Howard and Billy Lord who raced in a very competitive championship event, ending up 10th overall.


RAM Racing’s Northwich driver Ian Loggie and his teammate Callum McLeod were up against it at the weekend with more and more teams showing great pace as the British GT Championships returned to Donington Park, writes Ste McNorton.

But by the end of the round they were celebrating a podium finish.

The No6 Mercedes had been putting in great times throughout the previous test sessions and was certainly going to be up there come Saturday afternoon's qualifying sessions.

Northwich Guardian: Northwich driver Ian Loggie in the RAM Racing No6 Mercedes. Picture: Ste McNortonNorthwich driver Ian Loggie in the RAM Racing No6 Mercedes. Picture: Ste McNorton

With the usual combined times format for qualifying, Loggie and McLeod managed to secure fourth place overall for Sunday’s race.

As per normal the cars began the race with a rolling start, and Loggie got away well and stuck with the front three.

Mid-pack squabbling was going on behind as the field started to stretch out, but some of the squabbling turned into contact and that inevitably brought out the safety car.

This brought the opportunity for an early pit stop, which the whole grid took bar one car.

As things settled down RAM Racing were still in contention for a podium and with some great teamwork between Loggie and McLeod they brought the No6 Mercedes home in third place to keep them well in contention for the championship.