A WILMSLOW High School teacher recently played at Twickenham.

Nathan Rushton, a teacher of PE, maths and science, started at loose-head prop for Cheshire in their Bill Beaumont County Championship Division One final appearance against Cornwall.

He was not able to celebrate victory though, with Cheshire losing to Cornwall in the final for the second time in four years.

A Cornwall try in added time gave them the 14-12 win.

Rushton, who plays his club rugby at Sedgley Park, is not the only member of the school’s PE staff to be involved in major sporting action recently.

Ally Thomas, 27, finished the netball season as part of the Manchester Thunder squad that won their first Super League title in five years.

The black and yellows came from behind against reigning champions Wasps to win their third crown, having beaten Team Bath the previous week.

For students, there was a focus on the Cheshire Schools Track and Field Championships in Warrington on Saturday.

The eight to represent Macclesfield and District were James Knockton (800m), Ben Hamilton-Ryan (1500m), Owen Branthwaite (triple jump), Ryan Viggerstaff (discus), Jimmy Burling (shot putt), Niamh Boyd (800m), Emma Jackson (sprint hurdles), Sally-Ann Hitchin (long jump).

Thea Brown was a stand-out performer in the recent Greater Manchester Athletics Championships.

She won four gold medals in long jump, hurdles,150m and high jump, in which she set a championship record.

Wilmslow cricketers produced some impressive batting as the under 15s team progressed in the Cheshire Cup at the expense of Fallibroome Academy.

A huge score of 194 was posted from their 20 overs.

After having lost skipper Tom Orr to a good bouncer for 8, an outstanding 110 not out from Henry James and very classy innings from James Mortan (50 not out) saw the pair build a 186-run partnership.

Fallibroome were then dismissed for 78 inside 16 overs. Will Murray’s 2-2 from four overs was great to watch.

Three of Wilmslow’s under 14s cricketers recently represented Cheshire in a one-day game against Worcestershire.

Charlie Hodge scored 56 runs in an opening partnership of 132, enabling Cheshire to post a superb score of 293 for 6 in 50 overs.

As Worcestershire fell short of the total, Ben Hamilton-Ryan bowled well, finishing with figures of 1-37 off his eight overs.

Debutant Tom Wilson impressed with his wicket keeping.