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Banbury Under 12’s crowned double County Champions

by Simon Grieve

Banbury's Under 12 squad put on an astonishingly dominant display to win both the County 'A' and 'B' titles at the Oxfordshire Festival on Sunday.

Banbury Under 12’s crowned double County Champions

Neither side conceded a single try on their route to the titles - a first even for this talented squad.

The Under 12 A's simply demolished Festival hosts Henley by 40 points to nil in the final, having despatched Chinnor with a 10 point to nil victory in the semi-final.

The Under 12 B's enjoyed a much more evenly matched final against Chinnor and ran out worthy 5 point to nil victors.

The full results for Banbury A were:

Banbury 25-0 Oxford Harlequins

(Banbury tries from William Beament, Fergus Wood, Jack Taylor, Oliver Roberts and Caleb Shepherd)

Banbury 5-0 Wallingford

(Oliver Roberts)

Semi-Final: Banbury 10-0 Chinnor

(Caleb Shepherd, Aaron Taylor)

Cup Final: Banbury 40-0 Henley

(Aaron Taylor x3, Alexander Bruce, William Beament, Oliver Roberts x3)

Banbury Under 12A were comprised of Jake Anderson, Jack Taylor, Caleb Shepherd, Alexander Bruce, Fergus Wood, Reece Lines, William Beament, Charlie Mallock, Aaron Taylor, George Ding, Jack Briggs (Captain), Tom Donaldson, Shane Allen and Oliver Roberts.

The full results for Banbury B were:

Banbury 30-0 Oxford

(Banbury tries from Tobi Ng, William Hopkins x2, Charlie Lines, Alex Jackson and William Bradbury)

Banbury 10-0 Chinnor B

(Alex Jackson, Henry Bradshaw)

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Banbury 5-0 Bicester

(Henry Bradshaw)

Banbury 15-0 Chinnor C

(Henry Bradshaw, William Bradbury x2)

Cup Final: Banbury 5-0 Chinnor B

(Alex Jackson)

Banbury U12B were comprised of Henry Bradshaw, Fergus Young, William Hopkins, Elliot Harrington, Kieran Fowler, Jamie Grayson, William Bradbury, George Wise, Alex Jackson, Tobi Ng, Lex Ramsay, Isiah Rudkin, Luca Catania (Captain), Ton Wentink, Charlie Lines and Oliver Haynes.

Also pictured are London Wasps tight-head prop Ben Broster (left) and number 8 Dan Ward-Smith (right). The Guinness Premiership stars had just presented the players with their County Cup trophy and medals.

Banbury's next competitive appearance will be at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 29th May. They will take on Chelmsford in the semi-final of the prestigious Gullivers Twickenham Finals.

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