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

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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

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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.

CRICKET: Bowler Breen almost unplayable as Cirencester crush Oldlands

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: County League cricket

7:42am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUPERB bowling by Cirencester pacemen Billy Breen and Ross Jeffels sent visitors Oldlands sliding to 34 all out and a crushing 137-run defeat in a rain-affected county league clash in The Park on Saturday.

ATHLETICS: Alice Mason runs in unique Severn Bridge Half-Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local athletics

7:27am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ALICE MASON of the Running Somewhere Else club in Cirencester was among the 2005 runners who took part in the first ever Severn Bridge Half-Marathon.

ATHLETICS: Shona Crombie-Hicks enjoys Guernsey Marathon encore

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Shona Crombie-Hicks

7:22am Tuesday 26th August 2014

SHONA CROMBIE-HICKS of Bourton Roadrunners travelled to the Guernsey Waterfront Marathon and repeated her success in the 2012 ladies' race.

CRICKET: Classy Lechlade are worthy champions of the Glos/Wilts Division

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6:59am Tuesday 26th August 2014

LECHLADE secured a first WEPL Glos/Wilts title in their 128-year history with a 56-run win at Warminster on Saturday.

CRICKET: Chedworth tighten grip on CDCA title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cricklade bowler Mike Mabbett, Sherston bat James Harmer. Picture: Terry Parker (9617026)

9:46pm Monday 25th August 2014

CHEDWORTH remain in pole position to win the Sweetfuels CDCA Division One title with two games to go after a comprehensive victory over visitors NATS.

FOOTBALL: Rampant Cirencester Town add to Banbury's woes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

7:45pm Monday 25th August 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN rediscovered their goal-scoring mojo when hitting five past a sorry Banbury United.

ANGLING: Five-year-old Lacey Bumphrey shows the experts how to fish at Cotswold Water Park Taster Day

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Eleven-year-old Fergus Hill with Phil Tipton of the South Cerney Angling Club

12:08pm Monday 25th August 2014

MORE than 100 people aged from four to 68 took part in the recent free angling sessions in the Cotswold Water Park organised by South Cerney Angling Club, as part of the National Fishing Month activities.

BREAKING NEWS: Bank Holiday speedway fixture postponed

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:43am Monday 25th August 2014

SWINDON’S Bank Holiday clash with Lakeside has been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

TENNIS: Wall-to-wall sunshine and the occasional earthquake

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Laura Eales, 19 (9469730)

10:41am Monday 25th August 2014

FLYING halfway across the world just to go to university might seem a bit mad, but my first year playing tennis for California State University, Long Beach has been an amazing experience.

CRICKET UPDATE: Cook and Gillespie seal promotion decider for Oaksey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:47am Monday 25th August 2014

OAKSEY gained a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Fairford seconds in the match which was effectively a decider for the second promotion spot in CDCA Division Two.

TOWN FLIER: An abject Crewe side should have been roasted

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

9:36pm Sunday 24th August 2014

COMIC and Chelsea fan David Baddiel was granted a brief audience with Jose Mourinho last week in order to pen an article for the Radio Times, writes Danny Hall.

FOOTBALL UPDATE: Shortwood keeper Herbert defies Purton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

5:11pm Sunday 24th August 2014

PURTON lost their first league game of the season at Shortwood but only an inspired display by the home keeper prevented them from getting something from the game, writes Alan Eastwood.

ATHLETICS: Cirencester members turn their hand to triathlons

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local athletics

5:01pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CIRENCESTER'S triathletes took centre stage in recent events with the club represented at Hardwicke near Tewkesbury, South Cerney and Weymouth over a variety of swim, bike and run distances.

POLO: Blenheim retain county Cup – but it's close

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: County Cup winner Blenheim (left to right): George Sunderland, Ollie Cudmore, George Meyrick and Dave Allen

10:34am Sunday 24th August 2014

HAVING spent the past year adorning the tables of the library in the public area of Blenheim Palace, The County Cup is set to return there as George Sunderland’s all-England Blenheim team beat Spencer McCarthy’s Emlor by the narrowest of margins, to win the coveted trophy by 9-9½.

EQUESTRIAN: Lechlade rider Ali Butler qualifies for the Horse of the Year Show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lechlade's Ali Butler who won a HOYS working hunter qualifier. Picture:

1:08pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

LECHLADE'S Ali Butler has booked her place at the Horse of the Year show after winning the Working Hunter class at the South Essex Insurance Broker’s (SEIB) Search for a Star 2014 qualifier in Cambridgeshire.

CRICKET: Wiltshire capture Unicorns County Championship

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

11:52am Saturday 23rd August 2014

WILTSHIRE have won the Western Division of the Unicorns Minor Counties Championship for the first time when they beat Shropshire at Whitchurch by four wickets.

SPEEDWAY: Dakota North stars as Swindon Robins dismiss league leaders King's Lynn

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Robins riders Dakota North and Hans Anderson dominating one of the heats against King's Lynn

11:23am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SWINDON maintained their excellent run of home form with a 52-41 victory over Elite League leaders King’s Lynn at the Abbey Stadium.

WEB EXCLUSVE: Poole Town v Cirencester Town – The Gaffer Tapes

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

10:41am Saturday 23rd August 2014

POOLE play 4-5-1, are very good at what they do and they use ever inch of the widest pitch you will ever see.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester almost spoil the Poole party

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Aidan Bennett, a real nuisance to the Cinderford defence

8:11pm Friday 22nd 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.

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

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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.

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