Ripley Rascals finish third in first gala of new Derwent League

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Ripley Rascals finished in third place on 210 points at the first gala in the new Derwent League.

The league sees five teams competing against each other over three galas.

Rascals were only nine points behind the winners Derby Phoenix, and five points off second-place Ilkeston at Alfreton Leisure Centre.

On the night, the 11-year-old boys team of Jacob Whilttle, Liam Dawson, Isaac Caddy and Joel Tannahill achieved a clean sweep of victories.

The 15-year-old girls team of Mia Barber, Alice Richards, Emily Field and Ella Ingram won all bar one of their six races.

There were personal best times from Jacob Whittle, Martha Atkin, George Atkin, Lizzy Howe, Tom Middup, Seth Bullock, Mia Barber, Emily Field, AdamBarrett and Alice Richards.

The next round is on Saturday 30th January, again at Alfreton Leisure Centre.