Entries still low for Autumnal wrestling events

THE theme of low entries in the Autumnal wrestling continued last week.

Langholm Show with its improved ring and tankards for winners, its fine setting and good weather, went well, but Redesdale Show in Northumberland and Eskdale Show in West Cumbria struggled.

At Langholm four Harringtons were in the prize-money. Alf's boys Joe and Michael made their usual good show in the Under 15 Years. Joes John put in another excellent performance in the Under 18 Years and the 12 stones, and Georges Richard was third in the All Weights. Once more the heart of the wrestling was when Richard Fox met John Harrington. In the 12st semi-final Harrington lifted Fox, carried him around for a while to pick his moment, then nudged his legs sideways for a neat outside-hipe. There was no real opposition for Joe Threlfall in the All Weights at Langholm, but there was even less at Redesdale Show. Instead of wrestling Joe turned organiser and persuaded 20 locals to take part.

Andrew Carlile with his international success in Sardinia and his championship and Grasmere wins has been nominated for the Cumbria Sports Awards. The Lakeland Sports Promoters Presentation Luncheon is on November 23. And the Wrestling Association Presentation Dinner will take place at The Auctioneer on Friday November 7 (Tickets from Alf Harrington)

AT Yetholm last Saturday, an afternoon of top-class wrestling was led by Tom Moore in the Under 16s who overpowered Joe Harrington in the final. In the 11 stones Andrew Carlisle again proved to have the measure of John Harrington coping well with the hank. Alan Jones had too much power for the lighter wrestlers in the 13 stones, controlling the bouts throughout. While the local wrestlers did not figure in the prize list, they did acquit themselves well, none more than Tom Fox of Wooler who took a fall off David Atkinson in the All Weights. This weekend sees the Under 15 years Championship, the last one this season, at Alwinton Shepherds meet high up in Northumberland.

Wasdale Head has a full programme with a broad range of age groups for boys, as well as the usual mens classes. By now thoughts are turning to the Academy winter programmes. Last week at the Carlisle Club AGM the committee agreed to try out a request from the senior wrestlers to have a second nights wrestling each week. The club expects to start their programme on October 24.

November 7 is the annual Dinner and Presentation Night. Tickets can be ordered from any Governing Board member.

Langholm Show

Under 12 Years: 1, R Hislop; 2, L Miller; 3, J Threlfall.

Under 15: 1, Joe Harrington; 2, S Tweddle; 3, J Howieson.

Under 18: 1, R Fox; 2, J Harrington; 3, M Harrington.

12st: 1, John Harrington; 2, Joe Harrington; 3, R Fox.

AW: 1, Joe Threlfall; 2, John Harrington; 3, R Harrington.

Eskdale Show

Under 15: 1, J Longworth; 2, M Dickinson; 3, O Jeffrey.

Under 18 Years: 1, J Longworth; 2, A Hodgson.

10st: 1, J Longworth; 2, A Hodgson.

12st: 1, S Garnett; 2, R Dennison; 3, J Helmy.

AW: 1, S Garnett; 2, J Helmy; 3, R Lowery.


U10: 1, D Sheron; 2, G Cummings.

U13: 1, R Clarke, 2, M Harrington; 3, A Cameron.

U16: 1, T Moore; 2, Joe Harrington; 3, D Heatley.

11 st: 1, A Carlyle; 2, John Harrington; 3, J White.

13st: 1, A Jones: 2, John Harrington; 3, A Carlyle.

AW: 1, D Whitfield; 2, J Davidson; 3, D Atkinson.


Saturday, October 11: Alwinton Show U11/U14/U15 Championship U21/111/2/14/AW;

Wasdale Head Show (4pm) U11, U12, U13, U15, U18, 10, 12, AW.

Written by © Roger Robson. Photographs by © Roger Robson, Julian Richardson or Linda Scott (May 4th 2011)

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