Stourport Regatta

Julian Scrivener was on form with two victories as Upton won four events at Stourport Regatta. He faced regular rival Duncan Gwilliam from the home club in the masters E single sculls and won by just one foot after fighting back in a close finish. Joined by wife Tabitha in the mixed double sculls, Scrivener led throughout to beat a Stourport combination by one-and-three-quarter lengths. Upton double scull Linda Scott and Jo Hammett had a comfortable win over Evesham in the women’s masters E/F event. A men’s masters D coxless fours could not overcome an experienced combination from Pengwern, Shrewsbury.

At the sprint regatta the following day, Sally Miles and Debbie Thompson brought a fourth win in the women’s masters A/B double sculls. They dispatched Worcester in the semis and made it 2-1 in meetings with Liverpool Victoria by winning the final by four lengths. The Scriveners raced again in the mixed masters D double sculls but lost to Derwent by only one foot. James Oliver was in the masters A single sculls and masters A/B double sculls with Chris Evanson but despite strong rows lost to crews from Monmouth and Birmingham respectively.