LAUREN Knight started 2019 on a high, playing in the AoC netball team and beating Durham University.

Knight is one of four Richard Huish College students chosen to represent England Colleges in their respective sports; Kathryn Lennard, Sophie Denman and Olivia Pearson are part of the hockey squad.

Last month, Knight and the netball team travelled to Sunderland to compete against Durham University.

Taking two teams, both were triumphant - the first team winning 77-54 and the seconds 71-51.

Knight, who played WD and C, was a part of the second team.

The team selectors make sure the two squads are of equal abilities, each playing to a high standard.

Knight’s next game will take her to Northern Ireland on Sunday, where she and the team will be playing Northern Ireland Under-17s and Under-19s across the weekend.


Regional League 3S
Taunton Vivary 40, Cornwall Saints 76

VIVARY played top of the table Cornwall’s Saints in Regional League 3S, losing 40-76.

Anticipating a tough game, Vivary started strong but Saints quickly found their rhythm to win the first quarter.

Saints continued to dominate the match with Vivary unable to find their usual flow of play.

With Saints’ speed and accurate shooting, they claimed a convincing win showing why they are top of the league.

A special mention for Ruby Porter, who made her senior regional debut.

POM: Lauren Wilkinson; OPOM: Lauren-Jade Griffiths; squad: Emily Tong, Lauren Wilkinson, Susie Marsh, Faye Symons, Meg Palmer, Lauren-Jade Griffiths, Amelia Watson, Lauren Knight, Jade Barnett, Ruby Porter, Becky Lucas; sponsored by Shine Hair Management.

Somerset Division 2
Blackdown 59, Tor Chalice 38

BLACKDOWN played Tor’s Chalice in the second division winning 59-38.

Good linking in the centre court, tireless work in defence and accurate shooting saw a great team effort and another win for Blackdown!

POMs: Kate Stubbins, Hanna Jarvis and Victoria Saban; OPOM: Lucy Cox; squad: GS Lucy Cox, GA Hanna Jarvis, WA Kate Stubbins, C Louise Frost, WD Victoria Saban, GD Hayley Milne, GK Rhonda Robins; sponsored by Mortgage Select Ltd.

Somerset Division 3
Brendon 35, Jesters 14

BRENDON played Purnell’s Jesters in the third division, winning 35-14.

POM: Jess Larkman; OPOM: Gracie Stevens; sponsored by Bridgwater & Taunton College.


Regional League 1
Hucclecote 79, Galmington 33

GALMINGTON had a tough battle against a strong Hucclecote team.

The visitors kept battling and put together some lovely passages of play, leaving a final scoreline that was slightly harsh on Galmington.

POM & OPOM: Polly; sponsor - Admiral School of Motoring

Regional League 2
Trident 47, Imperial Royals 40

TRIDENT completed a double over Imperial Royals, turning round a first quarter deficit to lead 23-22 at half-time.

Trident pulled further clear in the second half to secure a vital win.

Regional League 3S
Hovelands 31, Tor Knights 50

HOVELANDS started on a high after their first win of the season the previous week, racing into a 13-8 lead after the first quarter.

It went downhill from there, however, as Tor fought back and ended up running out comfortable winners.

POM: Nikki Berzina; OPOM: Sophie Shire; sponsor - Joseph Wood Builders

Somerset Premier
Claremont 58, Swans 32

CLAREMONT started on top, taking a 19-5 lead which was extended to 29-13 at half-time.

The Galmington side continued to move the ball well and came out on top after a fine team display.

POM: Sophie Hooley & Jo Woods; OPOM: Lucy Low and Jo Woods; sponsor - Somerset County Sports

Elsewhere, Parkfield beat Bishops in Division 1, with Vicky Melhuish sharing player of the match honours with Lily Adam.

In Division 2, Jess Bullock won POM and Eve Newman OPOM as Queensway defeated Cannons 55-21 to stay top.

Newbarn are still second after winning 39-33 against Reckleford - POM was shared between Veronica Hogben and Vic Nation. OPOM went to Bev Boobyer.

Division 3 leaders Comeytrowe beat Highfield 35-31 - Jas and Freyja won POM with Imogene voted OPOM.