ABINGDON Amblers sealed promotion with a great victory in the final Division 6 match of the Up and Running Midland League in Stourport.

They needed to finish at least third and not more than 50 points behind main challengers Kidderminster & Stourport in order to go up to Division 5.

However, they clinched promotion in style by not only beating Kidderminster on their home territory, but also beating new Division 6 champions Worcester to triumph by eight points on the day.

Peter Barnshaw and Jemma Gregory each recorded three valuable victories for Amb-lers, who will be competing in Division 5 next term.


Men – 110mH: 1 P Barnshaw 17.2secs. 400mH: P Barnshaw 59.5. 800m: A Gbenga 2:05.6. 3000m: D Hamilton 9:10.1. High jump: 1 P Barnshaw 1.60m.

Women – 200m: J Gregory 27.7. Long jump: J Gregory 5.06. High jump: 1= J Gregory 1.45m. Javelin: K Mitchell 31.89.


Abingdon Amblers: 2 R Kemp 18 mins 13secs, 6 S Smith 20.4, 9 M Juffkins 21.39, 15 V Tilling 22.43 (pb), 16 J Wiblin 22.52, 24 P Groves 24.39, 26 N Blatchford 26.41, 31 A Juffkins 28.45.