Netball: High Peak side edged out by ruthless Ripley in final group tie

The squad was 'High Peak netball u16s: Back row - Sorcha Heelan Bethan Cass Rachael Catlin Megan Daley Hannah Owens 'Front row - Issabel Pridmore Hannah Ford Emma Bennett.

The squad was 'High Peak netball u16s: Back row - Sorcha Heelan Bethan Cass Rachael Catlin Megan Daley Hannah Owens 'Front row - Issabel Pridmore Hannah Ford Emma Bennett.

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High Peak Netball Club’s under-16s travelled to Derby recently to play their final game in the Derbyshire League against Ripley.

Ripley quickly took control of the game with High Peak getting few shooting opportunities and by the first quarter they were trailing 10-2.

The second quarter was a similar story with Ripley dominating enough to lead 18-4 at the half-time break.

High Peak never gave up though and the defence fought on bravely in the remaining two quarters before eventually going down 12-33.

High Peak finished third in the five-team league, having won two and lost two of their matches.

Ripley and Pennine now progress through to the regional latter stages, where they will represent Derbyshire.

The High Peak squad that travelled to Derby: Rachael Catlin, Megan Daley, Sorcha Heelan, Hannah Owens, Emma Bennett, Hannah Ford, Bethan Cass and Isabelle Pridmore (see, pictured right).

• Meanwhile, High Peak has confirmed that netball training will start again for children between the ages of nine and 11 (years 5/6).

Sessions will be held at Buxton Community School Sports Hall on Monday nights, starting from Monday, January 13 (4-5pm).

The club is hoping to have some more matches against Calow and Ashbourne netball clubs as well as some other tournaments this term.

Those who are interested can email sue.danson@tiscali.co.uk for more information and further details.