Club success at Cambridge Autumn

Peterborough members competed at Cambridge Autumn regatta over the 550 metre course on the river Cam. The club dominated the event achieving 19 wins and 12 second places.
Charlotte Martin and Natalie Bicknell left with a pot in each hand after winning both the Women’s J18 double and coxless quad. In their double they got off to a fantastic start, flying ahead of Broxbourne to win by an impressive 3 boat lengths. They then joined Lily Mace and Nia Griffiths to easily beat Broxbourne again.
More juniors that dominated the event were Ross Lamont, Finlay Ribbons, George Woodall and Connor RIbbons, who raced up to compete in the Open Band 1 coxless quads, and won by 3/4 length against a Peterborough Senior crew, which consisted of Chris Elder, Harry Masterson, George Wilson and Connor Mumford.
Ross Lamont and Finlay Ribbons also gained a second pot after winning their J16 double, crossing the line 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Sudbury Rowing Club.
Thomas Jackson and Thomas Bodily had a similar result in the J17 doubles, winning by 1 1/2 lengths, and then Bodily went on to win his J17 single, just half a length ahead of club mate Callum Gilbey.
Another nail-biting all Peterbrorough final was between Bert Papworth and Joe Beesley in the J14 Singles. Papworth just edged ahead towards the line, winning by just half a metre. Papworth also gained a second pot, when he joined Daniel Armstong, Tom Calver, Lucas Niklasson and Sophie Calver (cox) to win the J15 quad by an impressive 7 lengths. 
The outstanding cox Emma Calver also coxed Lydia Hilton, Lily Mae Allen, Izzy Jackson and Esme McIntyre to victory in the Women’s J16 quads, winning easily against Cantabrigian rowing club.
Hilton then added another pot to her collection, joining forces with Grace Niklasson to win the Women’s J15 doubles by 4 lengths ahead of Sudbury. Niklasson then achieved the same result in her J15 single, beating Sudbury Rowing club by 4 lengths.
Some more junior girls dominated the singles categories, with Georgie Vassiliades winning her J14 single by 2 lengths ahead of City of Cambridge, and Nell Papworth won against Sudbury in the women’s J15 singles, by an impressive 4 lengths.
Peterborough sculler Benjamin Mackenzie was another junior to leave with a pot in each hand, joining forces with Sudbury sculler Byron Bullen, to win the Band 1 double by 3 lengths. They both won a second pot after joining forces with more Sudbury sculllers to win the Mixed coxless quads event.
Also competing in a mixed event were Chris Elder and Hayley Shipton, who shredded their opposition from Black Sheep rowing club, winning by 3 lengths. 
Ian Davis and Peter Dolby were a perfect pair, winning by 2 1/2 lengths ahead of Globe rowing club, and the open double of James Marshall and Dan Richardson won their final by 1 length ahead of Huntingdon Boat club.
Hayley Marsters won in a composite crew with Leicester rowing club, beating West Norfolk by 2 1/2 lengths in the Women’s masters D quads.
Second places came from: Chris Elder, Harry Masterson, George Wilson and Connor Mumford (Band 1 coxless quad); Doug Barber, Lyndon Jenkins, Paul Scutts and Neil Elder (Masters E quad); Kate Read, Caroline Calver, Tina Allen and Gemma Singleton (Womens masters b/c four); Ethan Malcolm and Connor Ribbons (Band 1 double);Barry McCann and Pete Orme (Masters E double); Georgina Parker and Jenna Taylor (Band 1 Women’s doubles); Jack Ward (Masters F single); Callum Gilbey (J18 single and the J17 single); Thomas Calver (J15 single); Joe Beesley (J14 single); and Georgina Parker (Women’s Band 1 singles).