CRICKET: Lechlade CC want to be partying on Saturday night

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Luke Sellers, Lechlade Cricket Club (6104146)

12:16pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHAMPIONS elect Lechlade are determined to secure their first Glos/Wilts title at Warminster on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Swindon boss Cooper rues soft goals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SWINDON TOWN manager Mark Cooper was left frustrated for the second time in four days after his side failed to turn possession and territory into three points at Gillingham on Tuesday night.

FOOTBALL: Poole rally to beat Cirencester Town

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town captain Leigh Henry went off injured in the second half

10:17am Wednesday 20th August 2014

UNBEATEN Poole Town went to the top of the Southern Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Cirencester Town on Tuesday night – but it could all have been so different.

WOMEN'S RUGBY: Gloucestershire stars help England to World Cup success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sports stock pictures for web stories (4168331)

10:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ENGLAND ended a run of three successive final defeats to win the Women's Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 21-9 victory over Canada in Paris – and they were aided by no fewer than six Gloucestershire stars.

GOLF: Ryan Dix claims Worcestershire PGA Assistant Pro Matchplay title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ryan Dix

8:33am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TWO former Cirencester Golf Club assistant pros have made their own headlines in the past week.

ARCHERY: Phoebe Pine stars at Stoke Mandaville international

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester archer Phoebe Pine

8:25am Wednesday 20th August 2014

PHOEBE PINE, a member of the Archery GB Junior Paralympic Development Squad, finished third recently in an international event at Stoke Mandaville.

WRESTLING: The Thundercat's charity programme proves a great success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: 'Thundercat' Darren Brown, with his title belt fourth from right, and some of the other grapplers on the Cirencester Wrestling Federation show in aid of Meningitis Now. Picture: Emma Meek (9480724)

7:23am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A CHARITY wrestling festival held in Cirencester has raised more than £450 for Meninigtis Now.

CRICKET: Fairford CC's 125th anniversary week timetable

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:40pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FAIRFORD CC'S 125th anniversary celebration week begins on Saturday (August 23).

CRICKET: Will Gidman heading for Nottinghamshire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Will Gidman in action for Gloucestershire against Surrey (9480014)

11:32pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

WILL GIDMAN insists the opportunity to play Division One County Championship cricket with Nottinghamshire was too good to turn down.


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:13pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE Moto3 World Championship has been pretty busy recently with back-to-back weekends of racing in the United States and the Czech Republic, where I got my first podium of the season, writes Danny Kent, writes Danny Kent.

MOTOR RACING: Latif bids to extend lead as Blancpain Sprint Series moves to Slovakia

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Alessandro Latif

6:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

FORMER Marlborough College student Alessandro Latif bids to extend his narrow two-point lead in the Pro-Am Trophy category of the Blancpain Sprint Series when it resumes in Slovakia this weekend.

TRIATHLON: Jenny Manners aiming to be golden girl again in Canada

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:54pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

JENNY MANNERS will be 24 on Saturday but the Cirencester triathlete plans to postpone her birthday celebrations – hopefully just for a matter of days, writes Danny Hall.

FOOTBALL: Knaphill fail to read the script at Fairford Town

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fairford Town players pose with the FA Cup a their Cinder Lane ground on Saturday. Left to right: defenders Colin Curtis and Alex Evans alongside striker Alex Rudd (9373943)

3:09pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

KNAPHILL'S FA Cup debut ended in success as they returned to Surrey after a 3-1 win over Uhlsport Hellenic Division One West side Fairford Town.

CRICKET: Drinkwater and Heaps steer leaders Chedworth to another victory

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Chedworth's Darryl Drinkwater

10:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CHEDWORTH stay clear at the top of the SweetFuels CDCA Division One after an emphatic win at home to Barnsley Beeches. The visitors batted first but could only post a modest 127-9 due to some tight home bowling. Andrew Walker (26) top-scored with Oliver Lockey (4-25) the main wicket-taker.

GOLF: Birthday Vase rivals didn't have a prayer against in-form Priest

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

10:20am Tuesday 19th August 2014

MARK PRIEST mastered the difficult conditions to post the best gross and net scores of 71 and 64 respectively in the Birthday Vase at Cirencester Golf Club on Sunday.

SPEEDWAY: Ref upsets Rosco as Robins tumble to defeat at Coventry

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon speedway

9:34am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SWINDON had their play-off hopes dented when they left Coventry empty-handed after a 53-40 defeat in a controversial Elite League meeting on Monday.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Cirencester Town v Corby Town - The Gaffer Tapes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town defender Mark Pritchett, centre, scored against Paulton

7:44am Tuesday 19th August 2014

THE boys were buoyant after the game – there was a real positive vibe around the place – and they were disappointed they did not win it.

CRICKET: Ciren have no answer to the power hitting of Thammisetti

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth cricket

7:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A HEAVILY-DEPLETED Cirencester second X1 proved no match for unbeaten leaders Ullenwood Bharat who cruised to a seven-wicket win in The Park.

CRICKET: Jeffels and Jamieson-Black too hot for Charlton Kings

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

6:53pm Monday 18th August 2014

CIRENCESTER look set to clinch the runners-up spot in Division One of the county league after an emphatic seven-wicket victory at third-placed Charlton Kings on Saturday.

EQUESTRIAN: Solid effort by Ella Hitchman at the Junior European Eventing Championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Anna Wilks of Team GB, aboard Touch of Pleasure, the gold medal-winning partnership at the FEI Junior European Championships

5:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S Ella Hitchman finished ninth at the 2014 FEI Junior European Eventing Championships at Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire.

ROWING: Hartpury pair claim World Junior Championships bronze medals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local rowing

4:57pm Monday 18th August 2014

TWO junior rowers from Hartpury College near Gloucester helped Britain bring home a bronze medal in the women’s quadruple scull at the World Junior Championships in Hamburg.

CYCLING: Lowsley-Williams happy to be mixing it with Sir Bradley and co

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James Lowsley-Williams, right, congratulates his winning team-mate Adam Blythe (9417247)

4:45pm Monday 18th August 2014

JAMES LOWSLEY-WILLIAMS may have felt starstruck racing alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins in the televised Prudential Ride London-Surrey Classic but still managed to play his part in the overall victory for team-mate Adam Blythe.

SWIMMING UPDATE: Cirencester's George Firth makes the National Championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: George Firth, left, pictured with coach and fellow Cirencester club member Nigel Masters at the ASA National Championships. Head coach Alan McCouig was unable to attend.

3:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

GEORGE FIRTH has become the first member of the Cirencester Swimming Club to compete in the British Gas ASA National Championships.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Double over Worcestershire but we are losing Will Gidman

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

12:07pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FINE week on the cricket field. A 50-over win against Worcestershire that takes us into the quarter finals of the Royal London Cup and Gloucestershire’s best championship performance of the season with the league leaders (Worcestershire again) being despatched in three days.

GET HOOKED: I will miss my glorious Water Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local angling

11:16am Monday 18th August 2014

I WRITE this column with a little sadness. My brief tenure as The Standard’s angling correspondent is coming to an end. A change in circumstances is taking me to a new life on the Wiltshire-Somerset border.

CRICKET: Lechlade's treble dream comes to an end

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Arran Dickinson, Lechlade Cricket Club (6104103)

11:04am Monday 18th August 2014

LECHLADE’S league and cup treble dreams were brought to an abrupt end on Sunday when they crashed to a 10-wicket defeat at Gloucester AIW in their Gloucestershire County Cup semi final.

CRICKET: Lechlade on the brink of the title as their top three cash in

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Sam Burdock, so close to his maiden ton for Lechlade (6104144)

10:52am Monday 18th August 2014

LECHLADE moved within one win of clinching their first ever Glos/Wilts league title on Saturday with a 74-run win at home to Chippenham.

CRICKET: Bowers powers Fairford to their fourth win in a row

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth cricket

10:27am Monday 18th August 2014

IN THE week of his 21st birthday Will Bowers took his batting to another level, scoring his maiden century for Fairford as they overcame Haresfield by seven wickets at Park Street.

CRICKET: Fairford seconds have no answer to big-hitting Cerrone

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

10:21am Monday 18th August 2014

UNDER-STRENGTH Fairford seconds were soundly beaten by Andoversford, thanks to an outstanding innings of 166 not out by opening batsman Richard Cerrone.

FOOTBALL: Purton too good for the champions

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Purton FC

10:01am Monday 18th August 2014

PURTON made it two league wins on the trot in front of a crowd of 103 when they gained a 2-1 victory over the league winners of the last two seasons, Tytherington Rocks, writes Alan Eastwood.

MOTORCYCLING: Danny Kent claims third in Czech Moto3 Grand Prix

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent clinches his podium spot in the Moto3 race at Brno, August 2014. Picture: Bonnie Lane (9382282)

8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

MALMESBURY'S Danny Kent secured his first podium placing of the season in the Czech Republic over the weekend at the circuit of Brno.

TENNIS: Laura Eales stays unbeaten for Gloucestershire in the Aegon Summer County Cup

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local tennis

11:56pm Sunday 17th August 2014

LAURA EALES from Somerford Keynes showed the benefit of her first year on a four-year tennis scholarship at Long Beach in California when returning to Britain this summer.

GOLF: Kendleshire team triumph in Cirencester Ladies Summer Bowmaker

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

11:31pm Sunday 17th August 2014

THE Glos Ladies County Golf Association held their Vets Summer Bowmaker at Cirencester on August 5 and the event was won by a team from The Kendleshire.

GOLF: No wins this week for Cirencester seniors

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

11:22pm Sunday 17th August 2014

CIRENCESTER Golf Club seniors were unable to gain their customary home win having to settle for a draw with Naunton who won the reverse fixture back in the spring.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester hold much-fancied Corby Town to a draw

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:57pm Saturday 16th August 2014

NEWLY-PROMOTED Cirencester Town showed again that they are going to be no one’s whipping boys in the Southern Premier with a fine point at home against highly-touted Corby Town.

MOTOCROSS: Simpson clinches MX1 Championship at Cusses Gorse

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Shaun Simpson, his team and supporters, celebrate winning the Maxxis ACU British Motocross (MX1) Championship

12:46pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SHAUN SIMPSON clinched the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship (MX1 class) in the penultimate round of the series at the Cusses Gorse venue near Amesbury.

GOLF UPDATE: A brace of aces for South Cerney seniors

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Aces: Bob Leggott, left, and Tom McLean, two senior members at South Cerney Golf Club, who had holes in one in the same week

12:07pm Saturday 16th August 2014

TWO golfers in the South Cerney seniors' section hit a hole in one during the same week. Eighty-three-year-old Bob Leggott had an ace on the par three sixth hole at South Cerney.

RUGBY: Twelvetrees appointed Gloucester RFC captain

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucester captain Billy Twelvetrees

11:31am Saturday 16th August 2014

BILLY TWELVETREES has been made Gloucester Rugby club captain for the 2014-15 season.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester Town old boy Matt Smith mixes it with Pirlo and Tevez

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Picture montage: Matt Smith with the All-Stars team (top left), alongside Andrea Pirlo (bottom left) and playing against Carlos Tevez (right)

10:52am Saturday 16th August 2014

FORMER Cirencester Town defender Matt Smith has been mixing it with football's elite.

EQUESTRIAN: Young Gloucestershire-bred horses shine at Hartpury Futurity

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Major winner – Anders Dahi with Selten HW at the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage. Picture: Kevin Sparrow

10:23am Saturday 16th August 2014

HORSE breeders from Gloucestershire enjoyed great success with their young horses at the Baileys Horse Feeds/ British Breeding/British Equestrian Federation (BEF) Futurity held at Hartpury College.

TENNIS UPDATE: Pool and Dyer miss out at the Nike National Championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local tennis

10:11am Saturday 16th August 2014

ELSA POOL, from Tetbury, and Caleb Dyer, from Lechlade, found the going tough at the Nike Junior National Tennis Championships which started this week.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester face two massive tests in Corby and Poole

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nat’s my boy: Nathaniel Jarvis joined Harriers on loan from Cardiff.

10:04am Saturday 16th August 2014

BIG-SPENDING Corby Town arrive at the Corinium Stadium today, the first of two massive tests in four days for the newly-promoted Cirencester Town.

SPEEDWAY: Batchelor back on top form as Robins gain revenge over Eastbourne

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Troy Batchelor of Swindon Robins (8157942)

10:53pm Friday 15th August 2014

SWINDON surged back into the Elite League’s top four with a thoroughly convincing 56-36 win over Eastbourne at the Abbey Stadium on Thursday.

CRICKET: Lechlade remain confident of clinching the treble

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

LECHLADE captain Joe Breet believes his side are now just two wins away from securing the Glos/Wilts Division title.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester dish out a rare beating to Bideford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Midfield Matt Liddiard scored the winner (8274431)

6:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOUTHERN League Division One South and West champions Cirencester Town administered six of the best on Tuesday night to Bideford, who had won the same title two years previously.

FOOTBALL: McCootie special takes the points from Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town defender Mark Pritchett, centre, scored against Paulton

8:58am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TERRIFIC winner from Nick McCootie early in the second half separated two of the sides who were promoted from the Southern League Div One South & West last season.

CRICKET: Rain thwarts Gloucestershire in Royal London Cup

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Chris Dent (9231903)

8:47am Wednesday 13th August 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE were frustrated by the rain after making a good start to their abandoned Royal London One-Day Cup game against Essex at Chelmsford.

FOOTBALL: FA Cup fever coming to Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The FA Cup

5:09pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

THE world famous FA Cup trophy will be at Fairford Town's Cinder Lane ground for The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Knaphill on Saturday (August 16).

NETBALL: Try these local drop-in lunchtime sessions

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local netball

4:36pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

LOOKING for some fun lunchtime fitness with no commitment? Netball Now, the new drop-in netball session at Cirencester Leisure Centre, is offering you the chance to pay and play, when you want and when you can.

KARTING Satisfactory weekend for Louis Wall at Rockingham

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester karting ace Louis Wall (9191952)

1:31pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

CIRENCESTER’S Louis Wall continued to make encouraging progress in the Superkart 125cc Championship which resumed at Rockingham.

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