Salisbury Stingrays took full advantage of home comforts when they hosted the second round fixture of the Wiltshire Summer League. Bradford on Avon, Trowbridge B and Corsham were the visiting teams to the Five Rivers Leisure Centre and Salisbury were pushed all the way.
Salisbury got off to a blistering start as they won 7 of the opening 10 fixtures with Phil Muspratt, Rob Croager, Emma Jackson, George Fenwick, Ginnie Baker, Sidney Fenwick & Tom Rutter all taking the chequered flag.
The girls under 12 years 100m medley relay team were Salisbury’s first relay success of the evening and their second was soon to follow in the form of the girls U16 100m medley relay where Ginnie Baker was joined by Clare Southern, Emma Griffin & Georgia Sainsbury.
Phoebe Wing took the spoils when she won the girls U14 50m freestyle and she was joined to the every growing list of winners when Elena Demetri won the girls U12 50m breastroke. Matilda Bryant Freya Croager, Phoebe Wing & Natalie Sainsbury were a winning quartet as they won the girls U14 100m medley relay.
Katy Cutler picked up another win for the Stingrays when she won the girls U12 50m freestyle. Matilda Bryant gained individual success in the girls U14 50m backstroke. Sam Greenslade performed well for the boys as he stormed home in the open (16+ years) 100m breastroke.
Emma Jack, Oni Taiwo, Millie Wolverson & Katy Cutler were a winning formula when they won the girls U12 100m freestyle relay. This also applied to Beth Cusack, Georgia Sainsbury, Clare Southern & Ginnie Baker as they won the girls U16 100m freestyle relay.
Salisbury had another brilliant spell of wins, winning 6 out of 7. Sidney Fenwick, Phoebe Wing, Phil Muspratt Rob Croager, Emma Jackson all become double winners as they claimed maximum points for Salisbury in their second individual race of the evening. Luke Demetri swam well also in winning the boys U16 100m breastroke.
The girls U14 100m freestyle relay team added to Salisbury’s push for 1st place in the team standings when they won their race, as did the boys open 100m freestyle relay, with Alastair Morrison & James Stocks-Reid joining Sam Greenslade & Phil Muspratt to bring home Salisbury’s final win of the evening.
A fantastic team effort saw Salisbury finish on 166 points, 8 clear of Bradford on Avon in second place. Salisbury’s push for promotion continues when they head to Bradford on Avon on July 14th.
Team points totals:
Salisbury Stingrays – 166
Bradford on Avon – 158
Corsham – 94
Trowbridge B – 82