Don Valley farewell for City of Sheffield team

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City of Sheffield host a British League match at Don Valley for the last time today.

It is the third in a four-match series and the Sheffield club need to pull out all the stops to get themselves clear of the relegation zone. They currently lie seventh of the eight clubs.

It looks the strongest Sheffield team of the season. Ben Shields does both the 100 and 200 metres and Sheffield have a strong 400m pair of Tim Burn and Rick Yates whilst former Yorkshire champion Rhian Hastey should do well in the 800m.

The javelin is the Sheffield club’s strongest event with Lee Doran and Joe Dunderdale expected to gain maximum points.

Doran, with a throw of 75.60m is the top ranked thrower in the country this year with Dunderdale second.

League standings: 1 Shaftsbury Barnet 16; 2 City of Manchester (Sale) 14; 3 Enfield and Haringey 9.5; 4 Newham and Essex 9; 5 Woodford Green/Essex Ladies 8.5; 6 Birchfield 8; 7 City of Sheffield 5; Herne Hill 2

Leeds City travel to Exeter today for the second round of the UK Women’s League (Division 3).

Milton Keynes lead the division with Leeds in sixth place of the eight competing teams.

The popular Eccup 10 mile road race is tomorrow (Sun) from Adel, Leeds (9.30am).

Nikita Campbell-Smith (South Yorkshire) won the senior girls triple jump on the first day of the English Schools Championships at Birmingham with a distance of 12.40.

Jacob Fincham-Dukes (North Yorkshire) was runner up in the Intermediate boys long jump (6.85) and there were silver medals for Abigail Roberts (West Yorks) in the Intermediate pole vault (3.70) and Hollie Smith (Humberside) in the junior girls high jump (1.66).

There were bronze medals in the intermediate age group for George Armstrong (West Yorks) in the discus (46.30), George Davies (North Yorks) in the javelin (59.25) and Toni Buckingham (South Yorks) in the girls shot (11.19).