Strong showing at Eton Dorney

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Sudbury took some of their junior squad to the London 2012 Eton Dorney rowing lake to compete in the Ball Cup.

With more than 300 crews racing throughout the day over 750m, in some testing conditions, the club raced in five events.

After winning her heat and securing the fastest time across the 17 entries, Ellie Adams in the women’s J15 singles, battled hard in the final and came away with a silver medal.

Thirteen-year-old Nick Scott, in his first race for the club, had an eventful heat, battling against a strong cross wind he managed to finish second and secure a place in the final where he rowed home with a respectable bronze medal.

The boys’ coxless quad of George Cook, Tom Bowles, Alex Blackman and 14-year-old Ellie Adams were entered into the tough J18 category, rowing up two years above their level.

The older crews either side looking down on them, and raising an eyebrow as there was a girl present, soon found out how good they were.

When they reached 250m into the race, the quad took the rate up and powered down the course passing other crews and narrowly missing out on the gold medal which was won by Guildford.

Tom Bowles then had his single race in the J17, after a good start the wind kept pushing him into the buoys and he was disappointed with his overall result.

The final race for Sudbury was the coxed four, with George Cook, Alex Blackman, George Jackson and Patrick King, coxed by Amy Bowles.

A close race throughout with all the crews overlapping at the finish and Sudbury finishing in fifth place.