WALLINGFORD dominated the senior lightweight women’s single sculls with three rowes in the top five at the third Great Britain assessment session, writes John Wiggins.

The last of the long distance trials for the season saw a win for Gemma Hall in the lightweight single with a significant 16-second margin over the 5km course at Boston, Lincolnshire.

Established international sculler and Wallingford clubmate, Ellie Piggott was third and Ellie Lewis, fifth.

Flo Pickles, another from the club’s high performance squad – and, like Piggott, an Oxford Blue – came in 16th.

Former Abingdon School rowers also featured significantly.

There was a narrow victory for lightweight sculler Jamie Copus over Sam Mottram – his double sculls partner from the 2017 World Championships.

In the heavyweight men’s pairs, George Rossiter was third.

Tim Clarke, rowing with former Radley College oarsman Oliver Wynne-Griffith, was fifth.

Abingdon RC had two successes in the junior girls quads at Bedford’s Fours and Eights Head.

Their J16 crew of Eleanor Sykes, Amy Ware, Leonie Watson and Emily Twinn triumphed along with the J15 four of Esther Harkness, Erin Gebhart, Liv Finch and Gina Segrt.

With Kerry Whelan in place of Finch, they combined with their opponents, second-placed City of Oxford RC, to win the J15 eights.

Abingdon’s masters men were unbeatable in the category E eights with a crew of Andrew Troup, Tim Baker, Dennis Engelke, Gerard Simmonds, Nick Stargardt, Cuan Ryan, Simon Keogh, Simon Dawes and cox, Karen Roberts.

Another composite crew – with Oxford’s Falcon RC – won the women’s masters D eights with Abingdon club rowers Sarah Leeming, Sharon Webber, Nicky Simpson, Corinna Demmar and cox, Rhiann Andrew.