EQUESTRIAN: Beaufort Hunt Pony Club triumph at National Tetrathlon Championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The successful Beaufort Hunt Pony Cludd team at the National Tetrathlon Championships

10:55pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

EIGHT members of the Beaufort Hunt Pony Club have excelled at the Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire.

CRICKET: Maynard bowls England Legends to victory over Slaughters

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

10:23pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SLAUGHTERS CC lost out to a visiting England Legends XI but the occasion proved a rip-roaring success for the Cotswold club.

CYCLING: Bayton in strong position to clinch Cotswold League title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Grant Bayton of Team Ride 24/7 in Cirencester

10:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TEAM Ride 24/7 from Cirencester had a very strong showing in the latest round of the Cotswold League series – the Malmesbury Road Race – hosted by the Bristol Road Club.

GIRLS' CRICKET: Cirencester's Eve Alder stars at the Women's U15s County Championship finals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucestershire county cricketer Eve Alder

7:42pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE finished runners-up in the ECB U15 Women’s County Championship after losing to Yorkshire by 75 runs in the final.

MOTORCYCLING EXCLUSIVE: The Danny Kent column

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

6:57pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

SUNDAY'S race in the Moto3 World Championship – the British Grand Prix at my home circuit of Silverstone – was the most exciting yet, writes Danny Kent. And to top it off, I was the first GB rider to cross the line. There was a lot of build-up to the event. I was in Central London to promote Silverstone coverage and Marc Marquez, one of the best in the world, rode across the Millennium Bridge. I think he is the first person ever to ride over it. The weather caused us a few problems trackside at Silverstone as we battled with strong winds all weekend which meant it was hard for the riders to get into slipstreams and gain speed. In free practice the track temperatures were pretty low, around 15 degrees, but I still managed to get out and nail some good laps which put me in 11th place with a time of 2min 15.044sec. In the final qualifying session the track temperature rose to 24 degrees which helped improve my time by a second. However, I got stuck in traffic and was not able to improve it any further, qualifying in 12th place. I was happy with the time and the position on the grid. I had been in the same position in Brno where I managed to get a podium finish. On Sunday, weather conditions trackside continued to improve as the winds had died down, and with the temperatures in the low twenties it looked set to be a great day of racing. However, it didn’t all go to plan. I began to lose time from the first lap as my bike began to overheat causing me to lose power on the straights. This isn’t ideal at Silverstone as the circuit is known for the longest straights on the calendar, but in the final lap I did make it up to sixth, thanks to my speed in the corners, only to drop back to ninth on the final straight. It was frustrating losing power on the straights, especially in front of a home crowd. I was hoping to get a podium place for the home supporters and I was gutted I couldn’t do it this time around. It’s a great feeling seeing all the England flags around the track especially when they have your number on them. The noise and the atmosphere were incredible. I had all my friends and family at the track too giving me support which was great. They were in the pits before the race but watched the race from the box so I could focus. I also had a fellow local rider Jordan Weaving down in the pits with me. I often do some training with him so I got him a pass. The next round is on September 14 at the Misano circuit in San Marino. Hopefully the weather will be good while I am home so I can get outside and do some fitness training on my road bike, too. We have a few routes which I like to do so I hope the weather stays good. I’m looking forward to Misano, it’s one of my favourite tracks, so it should be a great experience as long as we don’t have the same radiator problems that we did at Silverstone. I know I can put in a fast performance like Brno and get back on the podium once again.

GOLF: Martin Harrison leaves his rivals toiling in Bill Burn Trophy

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

1:01pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE Bill Burn Trophy is a regular end-of-season highlight for the Cirencester seniors and the overall winner was division two player Martin Harrison.

ATHLETICS: Clutch of golds for Bourton Roadrunners at county track championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Susan Hunt of Bourton Roadrunners with her trophy at the Headington 5. Picture: Ewen Smith

12:43pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A GROUP of Bourton Roadrunners made a rare but successful appearance on the track at the Gloucestershire County Track Championships.

TOWN FLIER: Swindon can be delighted with the Deadline Day dealings

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Town FC

11:26am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

IT IS hard not to get caught up in the madness that is Transfer Deadline Day, writes Andrew Steele-Davis.

NETBALL: New fun sessions starting at Kingshill School

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local netball

10:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

NETBALL sessions begin next Wednesday (September 10) at Kingshill School, Cirencester for women aged 18 and upwards who would like to try out the sport for the first time, return to netball after a break and/or play the game for fun and fitness.

FOOTBALL: Second half blitz from new boys Highworth Town Development

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Highworth Town Development (red) in action against Siddington Sports. Picture: Terry Parker  (9901832)

10:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE start of the M4 Karting Cirencester & District League season has been overshadowed by the news of hard-working league president Mike Smith’s recent stroke and we wish him every good wish for a full recovery.

TRIATHLON: Yates ends his comeback season in style

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Steve Yates crossing the line in front at the Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon

10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

STEVE YATES ended his truncated season with a fine win in the Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon.

FOOTBALL: Wilkins brace earns young Vics side a point

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

9:33am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE young Vics young team worked hard to gain a point against their far more experienced opponents Intel, who had former Malmesbury stalwart Bobby Hunt in their ranks.

MOTORCYCLING: Danny Kent disappointed to miss out on Silverstone podium

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent, No.52, in action at the British Moto3 Grand Prix, Silverstone. Picture: Bonnie Lane

11:01pm Monday 1st September 2014

MALMESBURY'S Danny Kent admitted to being 'disappointed' with his ninth place finish in the Moto3 world championship race at his home Grand Prix of Silverstone, writes Alannah Fellows.

ROWING: Pete Reed ends a tough year with a gold at the world championships

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Pete Reed – back row, third from right – celebrates with the winning GB Men's Eight crew at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. Picture: AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis

10:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

PETE REED showed his midas touch when helping Team GB's new-look Men's Eight to the most unlikely gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

NETBALL: Stacey Francis workshops leave local players inspired

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: England netball international Stacey Francis coached local players at Prior Park School at the weekend (9890293)

8:52pm Monday 1st September 2014

CIRENCESTER Netball Club hosted three workshops run by Stacey Francis, England Netball and Team Bath defender, at Prior Park School in Cricklade at the weekend.

BOWLS: Pam Ayres wins three titles on Cirencester's finals weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Competitors line up before the Cirencester Bowling Club Championships on Sunday. Left right are: David Mold, Roy Archer, John Barratt, Vera Sinnott, Pam Ayers, Cynthia Brett, Nigel Cansdale and Martin Risby. Picture: Chris Bowler (9888555)

7:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

PAM AYRES proved the big winner at the Cirencester Bowling Club's Finals Weekend when she collected three titles – the Ladies' Two and Four Wood Singles as well as the Mr and Mrs Competition with husband Alan.

CRICKET: CDCA title race goes to the last weekend

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Poulton bowler Mark Higginson. Picture: Terry Parker (9851317)

5:51pm Monday 1st September 2014

THE race for the Sweetfuels CDCA Div One title is going to the final matches this weekend after the top three sides all won on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Beeches no match for rampant Poulton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: John Dawson, who scored five goals for Poulton

3:45pm Monday 1st September 2014

A RESOUNDING win for Poulton but Beeches were up against it from the start, with three players withdrawing shortly before the match, leaving them with just the bare 11.

CRICKET: Newnham can offer little resistance to Cirencester seconds

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Top scorer Andy Coper of Cirencester seconds (6396190)

3:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

CIRENCESTER seconds concluded their county league season with a decisive 86-run win over Newnham-on-Severn in The Park.

CRICKET: Mason and Williams remain unbeaten as Ciren secure runners-up spot

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester batsman Will Mason in action against Cinderford (6318297)

3:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

CIRENCESTER clinched the runners-up spot in Division One of the county league with a resounding 10-wicket victory over Birdlip in the final league game of the season on Saturday.

ATHLETICS: 184-mile race proves no obstacle to Richard Hurdle

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester AC ultra runner Richard Hurdle (9871043)

3:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

IF YOU thought a marathon was a long distance run spare a thought for Cirencester's Richard Hurdle who has just completed an 184-mile race from the Thames Barrier at Greenwich to the source of the Thames near Cirencester.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Youth is the way forward for both Glos & England

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

SO NEAR but yet so far. A patchy Gloucestershire performance led to defeat against a Kent side that should have been beaten in the Royal London Cup quarter final.

CRICKET: Fairford seconds' target too much for Minety

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth cricket

12:47pm Monday 1st September 2014

ON A damp pitch and heavy outfield, Minety fell well short when chasing a Fairford seconds total of 207.

FOOTBALL: Stratton still finding it tough in division two

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

11:54am Monday 1st September 2014

STRATTON, who were relegated after winning just two league games last season, have now lost their opening two games in division two by a single goal.

FOOTBALL: Dull stalemate for Purton at the Red House

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

10:59am Monday 1st September 2014

WITH both defences and midfield units dominating the match between Purton and Hook Norton at the Red House ended in a 0-0 stalement, writes Alan Eastwood.

FOOTBALL: Champions CHQ twice come from behind to beat Oaksey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

10:35am Monday 1st September 2014

OAKSEY, who are under new management, have perhaps suffered by starting their Cirencester & District League season with away games against top sides South Cerney and CHQ United.

EVENTING: Team silver for Zara and co at World Equestrian Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

8:11am Monday 1st September 2014

ZARA PHILLIPS' thoughts quickly turned to team-mate Harry Meade after she had helped GB to an eventing silver medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

EQUESTRIAN: Tragedy for Harry Meade at the World Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: An emotional Harry Meade deals with questions from the press after the death of his horse Wild Lone at the World Equestrian Games. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

9:56am Sunday 31st August 2014

BRITISH eventing star William Fox-Pitt is within sight of his first major individual championship title after performing a cross-country masterclass in punishing conditions at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

DRESSAGE: Charlotte Dujardin's remarkable clean sweep at World Equestrian Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Charlotte Dujardin celebrates another gold medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

9:05am Sunday 31st August 2014

CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN’S dominance of the sport of dressage is total after she claimed individual gold in both the grand prix special and the freestyle at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

TRIATHLON: Cirencester's Jenny Manners is on top of the world

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: World champions – Jenny Manners, left, and Alison Patrick

8:07am Sunday 31st August 2014

CIRENCESTER triathlete Jenny Manners guided Alison Patrick to victory in the World Paratri Championships at Hawrelak Park, Edmonton in Canada on Saturday night.

POLO: VWH triumph at inter-hunt series

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: VWH polo winners (left to right): Chris Fagan, Mahesh Parmar, Siobhan Fagan and Ivan Rubinich being presented with their trophy by Lady Bathurst. Picture: Tom Reynolds

1:20pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE VWH has come out on top in the series of inter-hunt polo matches they hosted at Cirencester Park Polo Club.

CRICKET: This Lechlade side can compete at a higher level, says Breet

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

12:40pm Saturday 30th August 2014

GLOS/WILTS divisional champions Lechlade will wind up their 2014 season today with a home game against Gloucester City Winget at the Manor Ground.

SPEEDWAY: Seven wins in a row at the Abbey for in-form Robins

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Swindon Robins celebrate Troy Batchelor's 15-point maximum in traditional style. Picture: Ian Lewis

11:45am Saturday 30th August 2014

SWINDON climbed to third place in the Elite League table with a comprehensive 57-35 win over Lakeside at the Abbey Stadium on Thursday.

SPEEDWAY: Referee cost us victory, says Rosco

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: An angry Alun Rossiter

8:21am Thursday 28th August 2014

ALUN ROSSITER was again left frustrated by a refereeing decision as Swindon fell agonisingly short of a memorable victory when edged out 44-43 at King's Lynn.

FOOTBALL: Poulton make winning start to league season

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

8:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

HIGHWORTH'S Development team, newcomers to the Cirencester League and playing in their first match, went ahead after 30 minutes with a fine 20-yard goal from Mitchell Webb during and evenly-contested encounter.

WEB EXCLUSIVE – Banbury United v Cirencester Town – The Gaffer Tapes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:56am Thursday 28th August 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN boss Brian Hughes gives the Standard his view on the impressive 5-0 away victory at Banbury

MOTORCYCLING: Kent in confident mood ahead of Silverstone Grand Prix

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent in Moto3 action. Picture: Bonnie Lane (9714863)

11:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MALMESBURY'S Danny Kent lives less than an hour away from the Silverstone circuit which this weekend will host the 12th round of the Moto3 World Championship.

EQUESTRIAN: Inspired Dujardin steers GB to a silver at World Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: GB silver medallists from left, Carl Hester, Michael Eilberg, Charlotte Dujardin and Gareth Hughes. AP Photo/Michel Euler

9:22am Wednesday 27th August 2014

OLYMPIC champion and world number one Charlotte Dujardin produced an inspired performance to secure a silver medal for Great Britain's dressage team at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

MOTOR RACING: Young Briton Latif claims double victory in Slovakia

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Latif prepares for his new drive in an Audi R8

7:48am Wednesday 27th August 2014

FORMER Marlborough College student Alessandro Latif has extended his lead in the Pro-Am Trophy after enjoying his most successful Blancpain Sprint Series race weekend of the year.

CYCLING: Steve Yates clinches Corinium Club's Ray Rhymes series for 2014

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (5544208)

7:38am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DAGLINGWORTH'S international triathlete Steve Yates has taken the Corinium Cycling Club's Ray Rhymes 10-mile time trial series in 2014 by the narrowest of margins.

CRICKET: South African star Brad Dial would welcome a return to champions Lechlade

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Bradley Dial, Lechlade Cricket Club (6104107)

12:21am Wednesday 27th August 2014

SOUTH AFRICA’S U19 World Cup-winning star Bradley Dial would love to return to Lechlade CC next season – if they will have him!

FOOTBALL: Caribbean calling for Ciren striker Nat Jarvis

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

11:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN striker Nat Jarvis will miss the side’s next three Southern Premier games after being called up to represent Antigua & Barbuda in the 2014 Caribbean Cup which starts next week.

FOOTBALL: John Hathaway memorial game boosts BHF

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Fairford Town Legends XI who played in the John Hathaway Memorial game including Paul Bodin, back row first on the left

7:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUNDAY'S charity match for the British Heart Foundation at Fairford Town FC raised more than £1,400 thanks to a sterling effort from players, supporters and volunteers.

HOCKEY: All welcome at Cirencester HC open day on September 6

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:18pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

FANCY playing hockey? Cirencester Hockey Club caters for all ages and abilities and welcomes new members.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Forced to watch my cricket on TV - it was a delight

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

4:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

THIS week’s column is written from my sick bed, or rather sick sofa. Important cricket events are taking place, but thanks to the first class Sky TV coverage I am missing little.

CRICKET: Gloucestershire count the cost of international wash-out

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucestershire CCC new Chief Executive Will Brown at the County Ground , Bristol 5/9/13 
Pic By Martin Bennett (3397842)

4:22pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE director of cricket Will Brown could not hide his disappointment after the One-Day International between England and India at the County Ground in Bristol on Monday was abandoned without a ball being bowled, writes Rob Iles.

CRICKET: Slipshod fielding costs Cirencester seconds dear

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Top scorer Andy Coper of Cirencester seconds (6396190)

12:29pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CIRENCESTER seconds threw away a winning chance with a below-par performance in the field as they went down by two wickets off the penultimate ball at Witcombe.

FOOTBALL: Champions CHQ face a tougher task in defence of their Cirencester & District League title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

11:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE M4 Karting Cirencester & District League kicks off this week having been bolstered by several new clubs.

MOTORCYCLING: Early crash hampers Josh Day at Cadwell Park

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Josh Day in action. Picture: Bonnie Lane

11:08am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CIRENCESTER'S Josh Day crashed in the opening practice session for the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship race at Cadwell Park and that set the tone for his weekend, writes Alannah Fellows.

GOLF: Cirencester seniors too strong for Chipping Norton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

10:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

CIRENCESTER Seniors gained handsome revenge over Chipping Norton for a narrow defeat in the reverse fixture recently.







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