CREWS from Northwich Rowing Club made the most of ideal conditions and home advantage to record more than a dozen wins at their Spring Head.

That included prizes for the fastest men’s and women’s boats overall to complete a 2,350m course along the River Weaver on Sunday.

An under 18s boys’ quad with Patrick Brogan, Tom Swithenbank, Toby Roberts and Gwilym Harris on board reached the finish in 7:57.2 and were the only entrants on the day to dip below eight minutes.

Brogan and Harris returned to the water later to prevail in an under 17s boys’ double too.

Not to be outdone, Ellie Heathcock stroked an under 18s girls’ quad that included Rachel Cooney, Lydia Heath and Charlotte Almond to first place in their category – and top spot for female crews – in 8:55.1.

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Northwich Rowing Club's under 18s girls' quad were the fastest female crew over a 2,350m course on the River Weaver during the Spring Head on Sunday

During the first division in the morning, Elie Cushen emerged as victor from a head-to-head with fellow British junior team hopeful Ella Stanhope (Warrington) in an under 18s girls’ single scull.

Meanwhile Alison Green claimed the honours for Northwich in a women’s masters B single, stopping the clock in 11:46.6.

There was success too for brothers George and Finn Lawton on their return to competition in green and gold, comfortably seeing off the challenge of rivals in an open senior double.

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Finn Lawton, in the stroke seat, and younger brother George contested the Spring Head in Northwich Rowing Club colours and took first prize in an open men's senior double scull

Jack Millington, Jack Beardwood, James Ryder and Aaron Bennion triumphed by a narrow two-second margin over York City in an open senior quad.

A women’s senior eight consisting of Olivia Dunnett, Molly Garlick, Alice Worden, Jess Swindells, Francesca Campbell, Amber Sperring-Toy, Kiera Burke, Zara Gautier-Price and cox Andrew Morrison was too quick for North Staffordshire in their boat class.

Four members of that crew – Sperring-Toy, Dunnett, Garlick and Campbell – demonstrated their adaptability when they switched to an under 17s girls’ quad that won later in the afternoon.

Worden collected another medal too when she joined forces with Oliver White in an intermediate double.

A final victory for the club’s junior squad went to an under 16s girls’ quad of Maisy Jardine, Sophie Garlick, Anna Carnell and Amelia Roberts who edged out Queen’s Park High School in that category.

There was reason to be cheerful too for three masters crews from Northwich.

Andy Malins and Simon Crouchley were the pick of the men’s masters D doubles, while Tom Kilkenny, Simon Bannister, Mark Shuttleworth and Steve Wignall won in an open masters E/F quad.

A roll of honour was completed by Heath Garlick, Rob Johnstone, David Harrison, Jamie Gruszka and cox Victoria Shutt in an open masters C/D coxed four.