JUNIORS from Abingdon, Falcon and Wallingford battled rain and snow in Northampton for the Head of Nene, winning 20 events between them, writes John Wiggins.

Wallingford’s members, with nine successes from their ten entries, claimed the Victor Ludorum Trophy.

The club’s British Championship silver medal-winning J16 pair of Jack Halsall and Edward Robson, now racing at J18 level, eased home.

Stan Whittey and Ed Devetta had already claimed the senior men’s double scull, as well as Richard Mangion and Ben Sumner in the J16 event.

These four combined to take the J16 quad title in the fastest junior time of the day.

Hannah Wilkinson and Catriona Harrison also won the J16 doubles, before teaming up with Leah Gordon and Zoe Ray to take the quads.

There were also victories for the J15 double scull of Rhydian Watson and Finn Gauden after success in the quads with Sam Fanstone, Philip Van der Veen, Noah Barlow and Watson coxing.

The win for Wallingford’s girls’ J15 quad (Amelia Hudson, Lily Pratt, Bethan Morrison, Annabelle Robson and cox Anna Galpin) was at the expense of rivals Abingdon.

However, Abingdon’s J15 girls had a singles victory for Gina Segrt, who then partnered Niamh Mallett to win the doubles.

Leonie Watson took the J16 singles and there was also success for Jamie Lovejoy, Istvan Bessenyei, Luc Tucker, Archie Langdon and cox, Tom Russell in the J14 quad.

Falcon were not far off the team trophy with seven wins.

Four members took victories in singles, Toby Pridmore and Megan Tadesse at J14 level, Amina Sagna in the J16 and Alex Morrison in the band 2 senior event.

Doubles success was enjoyed byJamie Wright and Sam Tyler in the J14 event, while Matt Nisbet and Miro Gutjahr took the J16 doubles title.