OXFORDSHIRE rowers competed with success at the European Universities, Home Internationals and British Junior Championships, writes John Wiggins.

The men’s four took gold for Oxford's lightweights in Portugal at the European Universities Games.

Alexander Pavitt, Jonathan Martin, Ian McGurgan and Sooraj Mahesh provided the success, while Amanda Thomas and Eleanor Watts were fourth in the double and Naomi Holland came sixth in the single.

While local crews reached 14 finals at Nottingham in the British Junior Championships, the highlights came with wins in the B races.

There was consolation, though, for City of Oxford in the girls J16 quad and four, Abingdon RC’s Caitlin Donaldson in the J18 single and Wallingford’s girls J15 double.

Saskia Ward also won the B final in the J15 single scull, while fellow St Edward’s School pupil Isabel Llabres Diaz exceeded all expectations to finish fifth in the A final.

Other A finals were achieved with Wallingford, fifth in the girls J16 quad and CORC, fourth in Friday’s J14 boys quad final.

Falcon RC’s Martin Benfeghoul was third in the J18 single C final, as was the Hinksey Sculling School girls J18 double scull.

City of Oxford had a productive trip to the Molesey Junior Regatta.

Success came for Anna Grunewald and Tilly Elliston in the J14 double and for Gabe Reynolds, Robert McRae, Louis Lawson, Alvaro Daza and cox Benjamin Sherwood in the J14 boys quad.

There were also gold medals to celebrate in the Home International Regatta in Cork, Ireland.

Competing for the England juniors, Headington’s Charlotte Baker, Tilly Burn, Hannah Hornby and Anna Lockhart won in the quad scull, before combining with others to take gold in the eight.

The girls' four won gold with Headington’s Lizzie Townshill coxing, while Will Wakefield (Hinksey Sculling School) was in the victorious England junior men’s four and eight.