CRICKET: Biddestone's Dwaine Perry hampers Lechlade title push

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth cricket

7:23pm Monday 28th July 2014

LECHLADE lost a nail-biting encounter at Biddestone on Saturday by four runs and had their lead in the Glos/Wilts title race cut to just 11 points.

BOWLS: Lee Williamson gains revenge over Keith Hinder in county singles title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local bowls

7:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE blue riband event of bowls, the County Singles Final held at Olveston Bowls Club, saw a cracking final lasting two hours that swayed both ways before last year's runner-up Lee Williamson (Cheltenham) gained revenge over 2013 champion Keith Hinder (Dursley) by 21-17.

ATHLETICS: Fine effort by the RSE team in the Adidas 24-hour Thunder Run

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Running Somewhere Else team at the Adidas 24-hour Thunder Run

6:27pm Monday 28th July 2014

Running Somewhere Else

CRICKET: Townsend and Clark pile on the runs for Fairford

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Will Bowers made an impressive debut for Fairford (7171275)

6:17pm Monday 28th July 2014

ON a gloriously sunny afternoon at the picturesque Hawkesbury Upton ground, free-scoring Fairford recorded a 67-run victory.

CRICKET: Leadbetter unravels Cirencester two days running

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

5:36pm Monday 28th July 2014

A LACK of bowling penetration saw Cirencester suffer a league and cup double defeat by unbeaten County League Division One leaders Cheltenham Civil Service at the weekend.

POLO: Lottie Lamacraft stars in wild Orchid victory

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local polo (8676203)

3:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

A HUGE international contingent descended upon Cirencester once again for the highly coveted Ladies Tournament.

INSIDE THE PAVILION UPDATE: Fine Festival – shame about the cricket

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

2:42pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE Festival was fine in all respects bar one and that was the most important of all, the cricket. Played five, lost four, and just one victory. These blunt statistics speak for themselves but regrettably they do not tell the whole story.

YOUTH GOLF: Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter inspires Cirencester golfer Josh Gray

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester's Josh Gray with Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter (8661498)

12:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

CIRENCESTER teenager Josh Gray enjoyed an inspirational day at the Ian Poulter Golf Tournament at Woburn recently.

RUGBY: I’ve still got more to give, says wing wonder May

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jonny May in the new Gloucester rugby kit (8654372)

11:47am Monday 28th July 2014

IF EVER you needed proof that taking a risk can pay off – just reflect on the story of Hartpury student and England and Gloucester flier Jonny May, writes Emma Smith.

DRESSAGE: Dujardin and Hester target Rio qualification at World Equestrian Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Charlotte Dujardin winning aboard Barolo on day one at the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage. Picture: Kevin Sparrow

9:55am Monday 28th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE'S London Olympics gold medal-winning pair Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester have been selected as part of the four strong GB team at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which takes place in Normandy next month.

SHORT MAT BOWLS: Taster session at Crudwell club

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local bowls

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

ACCORDING to Sport England, short mat bowls is one of the fastest growing sports in the land. Now is your chance to have a go.

GOLF: Double success for Cirencester seniors

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

7:54am Monday 28th July 2014

THE Wychwood Oxfordshire Golf Club situated in the heart of the Cotswolds countryside is always a pleasure for a golf team to visit – even more delightful when they come away with an away win as was the case recently with the Cirencester seniors.

CRICKET: Experienced trio lay foundations for Fairford victory

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth cricket

7:35am Monday 28th July 2014

FAIRFORD seconds beat Ashton Keynes by 42 runs in a high-scoring game in conditions made for batting at their Park Street ground.

GET HOOKED: The trip to Redmire Pool – getting in my excuses early

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local angling

7:17am Monday 28th July 2014

AS this article hits the news stands, I will be waking to my fourth morning at Herefordshire’s Redmire Pool. There’s every chance I will still be waiting for a bite, too, and so this piece is an example of what every weather-beaten and experienced angler should do: getting in the excuses beforehand.

FOOTBALL UPDATE: Two-goal Hooper sees off Weston

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:36am Sunday 27th July 2014

AN excellent second-half display from Cirencester Town saw them come from behind to beat Skrill Conference South side Weston entirely on merit.

CRICKET: Norwell and Miles rescue some Gloucestershire pride

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Liam Norwell (5344759)

12:14pm Saturday 26th July 2014

A REMARKABLE last-wicket partnership between Liam Norwell and Purton's Craig Miles restored some pride for Gloucestershire against neighbours Worcestershire on a record-breaking day at the Cheltenham Festival, writes Rob Iles.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Avonvale United U15 and U16 teams are recruiting players

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

12:07pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AVONVALE UTD, based at Sir William Romney's School in Tetbury, are looking to boost their numbers in the U15 and U16 age groups for the coming season.

ICE HOCKEY: Michael Crisp returning to Wildcats for another season

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Michael Crisp Swindon Wildcats (2332575)

12:02pm Saturday 26th July 2014

NETMINDER Michael Crisp will continue his development at the Swindon Wildcats after the player agreed a second-season deal which will keep him at the Wiltshire club for the 2014-15 campaign.

CRICKET: Big weekend ahead for Lechlade CC

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:37am Saturday 26th July 2014

LECHLADE travel to Biddestone this afternoon in what could be a significant weekend for the club.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Laura Halford helps Wales to a team silver in rhythmic gymnastics

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:55am Friday 25th July 2014

LAURA HALFORD, from Cricklade, along with team-mates Frankie Jones and Nikara Jenkins, made history by winning Wales' first ever Commonwealth Games team medal in rhythmic gymnastics as they claimed silver in Glasgow on the opening day of competition.

BOXING: Virus wrecks Joe Hughes' Southern Area title plans

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

JOE HUGHES has his fingers crossed that he’ll still be able to engineer another crack at the Southern Area light-welterweight title after illness robbed him of the chance to challenge for the belt last weekend, writes Dan Barnes.

CRICKET: Dent plays his way back into Gloucestershire's thoughts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucestershire batsman Chris Dent. Picture by Brian Rossiter.

2:09pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE batsman Chris Dent is determined to use his spectacular match-winning innings against Essex in the NatWest T20 Blast as a launch pad to turn his season around.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Laura Halford hoping to peak in Glasgow

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LAURA HALFORD can’t wait for the rhythmic gymnastics to begin at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tomorrow (Thursday) after performing her routine at a virtually empty SECC Precinct venue on the north bank of the River Clyde on Tuesday, writes Danny Hall.

RUGBY LEAGUE: McKissick shines for England

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lewis McKissick (8519691)

10:58am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LEWIS McKISSICK scored two tries as the England Colleges squad trounced Belgium 72-6 while on tour in Brussels at the weekend.

ATHLETICS: Tapley earns silver medal on England debut

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Hannah Tapley, 15, from Lechlade, who made her England debut at the weekend (8521212)

10:47am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HANNAH TAPLEY, from Lechlade, made her debut for England and helped them to victory in the SIAB Schools U17s Track and Field International held at Cardiff University on Saturday.

CRICKET: Lechlade's Joe Breet and Oli Thornley to play at Cheltenham Festival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Joe Breet, Lechlade Cricket Club (6104136)

7:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LECHLADE captain Joe Breet and his team-mate Oli Thornley have both been invited to take part in a special Ten10 tournament at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday (July 25).

KARTING: Mixed weekend for Louis Wall at Anglesey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester karting ace Louis Wall  (6786278)

7:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CIRENCESTER'S Louis Wall took the positives from a mixed weekend of racing as the Superkart Championship resumed on Anglesey.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester Town's Jacob Davidge on trial at Bristol Rovers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town winger Jacob Davidge dances around the Yate defence. Picture: Steve Richards (5704385)

7:15am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JACOB DAVIDGE has taken a step closer to fulfilling the dream of a full-time career in football by going on trial at Bristol Rovers this week.

GOLF: Naunton Downs' charity day for Kate's Home Nursing

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:19pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GOLF day is taking place at Naunton Downs Golf Club on Friday, August 1 to raise money for Kate’s Home Nursing, a charity based in Stow-on-the-Wold that provides care for the terminally ill.

GOLF: Charlotte Ellis getting closer to that first Tour win

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Charlotte Ellis

12:29pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CHARLOTTE ELLIS enjoyed her best finish of the season when taking joint sixth place at the Royal Belgian Golf Federation LETAS Trophy last week.

CRICKET EXCLUSIVE: The Chris Dent column

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucestershire batsman Chris Dent. Picture by Brian Rossiter.

11:16am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IT WAS fantastic to beat league leaders Essex in front of a packed crowd at Cheltenham, writes Chris Dent.

ATHLETICS: The only way is Essex for Bill Leggate

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Most of the Cirencester AC finishers at the Bourton Mile (l-r): Geoff Wells, Barbara Thomas, Lisa Carpenter, Gordon Jones. Kneeling: Tony Shelbourn, Simon Campbell.

11:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BILL LEGGATE is obviously a true romantic. To celebrate their first wedding anniversary, like most runners would, he took his wife to Essex for the Grange Farm and Dunmow Runners' Felstead 10k in which he finished sixth overall in 36.17.

FOOTBALL: Gloucestershire U16 and U18 trials to take place next month

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

7:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TEENAGE soccer starlets in Gloucestershire are being given golden opportunities to demonstrate they can cut the mustard on the county stage.

SPEEDWAY: Dramatic win for the Robins at Belle Vue even catches Rosco by surprise

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Robins speedway

11:19pm Monday 21st July 2014

SWINDON announced their return to the play-off race with a stunning 49-41 win at Belle Vue on Monday night.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Stroud enjoy success at Malmesbury six-a-side tournament

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The referees who helped the Malmesbury Youth FC six-a-sdie tournament run smoothly

10:54pm Monday 21st July 2014

MALMESBURY Youth Football Club's14th annual six-a-side competition was held last weekend, the profits from which are vital to the club's wellbeing.

CRICKET: Lechlade claim first of three possible trophies

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The successful Lechlade T20 winning finalists

10:43pm Monday 21st July 2014

LECHLADE won their first silverware of the season with a 27-run success over South Cerney in the CDCA T20 Cup Final at Bourton Vale CC.

CRICKET: Cirencester seconds thwarted by rain after signs of recovery

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

10:17pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Town’s 2nd X1 were hopeful of escaping the widespread deluge when they arrived at Great Rissington to find warm sunshine and a firm dry pitch for the their Gloucestershire County League division four clash. Sadly the balmy conditions were not to last.

CRICKET: Lechlade captain Breet answers Wiltshire selectors with classy 85

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lechlade captain Joe Breet about to give the ball a good spank against Rockhampton. Picture: Terry Parker (8397369)

7:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

LECHLADE moved a step closer to the Premier Two with a 91-run win over their title rivals Rockhampton at the Manor Ground on Saturday.

SKITTLES: Cotswold teams continue to impress in Butcombe British Championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local skittles

6:52pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE Cotswold skittles teams based at the BIbury FC alley go marching on in the Butcombe British Skittles Championships.

FOOTBALL: FA Cup coming to Fairford Town

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The FA Cup

6:35pm Monday 21st July 2014

FAIRFORD TOWN will have a special guest when they play their FA Cup tie against Knaphill on Saturday, August 16 – the world famous trophy itself.

GET HOOKED: Fish suffer from torpor in the heat too

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local angling

5:28pm Monday 21st July 2014

THE current heat wave, interrupted only by thunder and rain, has been enough to persuade me to keep my rods in the garage, and so I haven’t fished since my last column.

MOTORCYCLING: Weaving remains on top in British Motostar Championship

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jordan Weaving in action. Picture: Alan Heal

5:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

CIRENCESTER schoolboy Jordan Weaving extended his lead in the Motul British Motostar Championship with another fine result at Brands Hatch, writes Alannah Fellows.

MOTOR RACING: Fine day for Scrivens at Snetterton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ben Scrivens in racing action at Snetterton. Picture: Derek John Binsted

4:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

BEN SCRIVENS from Tetbury finished second in the two MSV Racing summer all-comers' events at the Snetterton circuit in Norfolk.

ARCHERY: Local bowmen pick up medals at the European Youth Cup in Moscow

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: James Howse, second left, of Deer Park Archers, with fellow medal winners from Archery GB's team at the European Youth Cup in Moscow

2:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

YOUNGSTERS from Deer Park Archers near Birdlip starred for Archery GB’s team which picked up 12 medals at the recent European Youth Cup in Moscow.

INSIDE THE PAVILION UPDATE: Cheltenham fans get much-needed lift from classy Dent

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:49am Monday 21st July 2014

CHRIS DENT has proved the old adage – class is permanent, form temporary – to be totally true in the NatWest T20 match against league leaders Essex at the Cheltenham Festival.

MOTOR RACING: Alice Powell comes through another GB skeleton trial

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cotswold racing driver Alice Powell

10:45am Monday 21st July 2014

COTSWOLD racing driver Alice Powell has taken another step towards breaking into the GB Winter Olympics squad.

RACING: Tiggy Wiggy on the fringe of stardom

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tiggy Wiggy wins at Newbury

10:03am Monday 21st July 2014

TIGGY WIGGY crushed her 23 rivals in the £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday to provide Wiltshire trainer Richard Hannon with his first win in the race.

ATHLETICS: Cheltenham Harriers take top three places in Bourton One Mile Challenge

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Twins Robbie and Daisy Reeve (Bourton Roadrunners' future stars) proudly display their fun run medals. Picture by Claire Harrison.

8:15am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Bourton One Mile Challenge (organised annually by Norman and Ali Lane, with proceeds going to the Arthritis Trust), attracted a record 161 entrants.

CRICKET UPDATE: Will Tavare commits future to Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WILL TAVARÉ has signed a new three-year contract tying him to Gloucestershire until the end of the 2017 season.

GOLF: Men’s Open title goes to Thornbury

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

7:48am Monday 21st July 2014

THE major team event of the year at Cirencester Golf Club is the invitational Men’s Open and this year it was won by a quartet from Thornbury.

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