FOOTBALL: Sherston pull off surprise win at Oaksey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FOOTBALL: Rampant Moreton hit eight past in-form Bibury

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

SHERSTON gained a surprise win at Oaksey after the home side had dominated territorial play in the early exchanges.

TOWN FLIER: Swindon ending season with a flourish

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Town FC

10:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

ARE the play-offs a bridge too far? Whatever happens in the final two games of the 2013/14 season, Swindon Town’s fine finish to this quite remarkable campaign bodes well for the future, writes Andrew Steele-Davis.

ATHLETICS: Priscilla? No, Laura is our Queen of the desert

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Laura Maddison smiling through the exhaustion in the Sahara

7:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

IF THE TV series Mad Men is synonymous with New York’s Madison Avenue, then Cirencester’s Laura Maddison is synonymous with . . . mad women.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester Town 'bouncing' all the way to the Southern League title clincher

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Cirencester v Shortwood game was certainly a bruising encounter. Picture: Richard Pasco

6:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

CALVIN HARRIS’ ‘Bounce’ needs to pump out just one more time on Saturday for Cirencester Town to lift the Calor League Division One South & West title.

CRICKET: England captain Cook to face Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Alastair Cook

8:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THERE will be a rare chance for cricket fans to see England captain Alastair Cook return to his county roots when Gloucestershire take on Essex in the County Championship next week.

RUGBY: Cirencester denied by late Cainscross match-winner

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The successful Cainscross side

5:18pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CIRENCESTER travelled to Painswick RFC on Saturday with a side boasting both youth and experience – at least four were over 50 – and came within minutes of returning with the Stroud Combination Junior Plate.

EXCLUSIVE: The Conor Shoemark column

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Conditional jockey and Standard columnist Conor Shoemark

4:50pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

WHAT a crazy week, I’d probably go as far as to say the best in my career yet, writes Conor Shoemark.

FOOTBALL: The Beeches in bid to retain two local cups

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Siddington Sports Veterans, in white, against Minety (5550025)

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

VARIOUS cup issues were decided over the Easter interval involving sides from the M4 Karting Cirencester & District League.

BOWLS: Cirencester lose out in their opening encounter

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local bowls

3:25pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first match of the outdoor bowling season, was a mixed friendly against Sir Thomas Rich’s of Gloucester, resulting in the visitors coming out on top.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester Town one point away from Calor Southern League title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Leigh Henry hooks home the second Cirencester Town goal. Picture: Gary Learmouth (Red Piranha Photography)

3:08pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN are within 90 minutes of a famous Calor Southern League title success after coming through a bruising encounter with play-off-chasing Shortwood United at the Corinium Stadium on Easter Monday.

GOLF: Captain Woodhead leads by example to win Queen Mother's Cup

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

12:47pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE first major trophy of the season – The Queen Mother's Cup – was won in style by club captain Mark Woodhead with a net 65.

FOOTBALL: Bibury on fire as they hit seven past Smiths Athletic

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

12:22pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

BIBURY bounced back from Wednesday's defeat at champions elect FC Barometrics to consolidate their third place in the league with a comfortable win at Smith Athletic.

ANGLING: Jamie Dixie tops the lists in Monday Open

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local angling

11:53am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PLEASURE anglers continue to catch large bags of carp on banded pellet fished up in the water. Also large numbers of silver fish are showing to red maggots.

FOOTBALL: Ciren Town Dev side back from brink to win title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The Cirencester Town Development side celebrate a goal

11:41am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

HALF an hour into their final league game, and requiring just a draw to win the title, the Cirencester Town Development team’s season was going pear-shaped, writes Danny Hall.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Loose bowling & wickets falling in clusters hurt us

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gloucestershire captain MIchael Klinger

11:20am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

PROFESSIONAL sport is tough. As well as ability you need a winning mentality, perhaps summed up by W C Fields’ famous line 'Never give a sucker an even break'.

ATHLETICS: Howard Ewan excels for Cirencester AC at Swindon Parkrun

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local athletics

10:10am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A GLORIOUS morning brought out 414 runners at Lydiard Park – just one shy of the record turn-out – for the latest Swindon Parkrun.

GOLF: Hole in one for Staples as Cirencester seniors trounce Cotswold Hills

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

10:04am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

CIRENCESTER seniors secured a resounding and unexpectedly wide-margin victory win over near-neighbours, Cotswold Hills from Ullenwood, above Cheltenham.

MOTORCYCLING UPDATE: Weaving up and running with a podium place at Brands

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jordan Weaving, No.34, in action at Brands Hatch. Picture: Bonnie Lane

9:55am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JORDAN WEAVING had a strong start to his 2014 Motostar Championship campaign at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend, finishing on the podium, writes Alannah Fellows.

RUGBY: We were out-muscled by Wasps, says Davies

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

8:00pm Monday 21st April 2014

DIRECTOR of rugby Nigel Davies admits effort can only take Gloucester so far after their

MOTORCYCLING: Talented teenager Kurtis Drew to host a fundraiser

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kurtis Drew in action

7:41pm Monday 21st April 2014

CIRENCESTER'S teenage motor cycle racer Kurtis Drew has made a solid start to the

FOOTBALL: Purton so happy to welcome back hit man Fitzgerald

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

7:19pm Monday 21st April 2014

DOWN to the 'bare bones' yet again,Chris Pethick's Purton side got back on track with a 2-0 win over New College in their last home game of the season, writes Alan Eastwood.

GOLF: Patriotic ladies' competition at South Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: GOLF: Patriotic ladies' competition at South Cerney

1:07pm Monday 21st April 2014

VAL LOVEDAY, ladies’ captain at South Cerney Golf Club, is organising a special competition on Wednesday, April 23 to celebrate St George’s Day.

TENNIS: Chipping Campden earn £50,000 grant

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local tennis

10:53am Monday 21st April 2014

CHIPPING CAMPDEN Tennis Club is one of a trio of sports projects across Gloucestershire celebrating the award of a £50,000 grant from Sport England’s Inspire Facilities Fund.

TENNIS Tetbury Dolphins host tennis open day

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tennis coach Adam Swan hits a mean serve - with a frying pan

10:31am Monday 21st April 2014

TETBURY DOLPHINS Tennis Club host their first Open Day on the courts at Sir William Romney's School this Saturday (April 26).

SPEEDWAY: Dakota North comes in to replace axed Klindt

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Axed speedway ace Nicolai Klindt

10:10am Monday 21st April 2014

SWINDON have sacked Nicolai Klindt just five matches into the Elite League season.

TRIATHLON: Jenny Manners wins world team silver in Brazil

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Team GB's Jenny Manners emerging from the swimming section of the World University Triathlon Championships in Brazil

9:49am Monday 21st April 2014

JENNY MANNERS has helped a three-strong Great Britain women’s team to a silver medal at the World University Triathlon Championships in Brazil.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester Town close in on title with victory at Mangotsfield

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town midfielder Ben Wells, right, who scored on his first start after nine months sidelined with injury

7:39am Monday 21st April 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN moved back to the top of the table with their fifth successive win and the fate of the title is now in their hands – they hold a three-point lead over both Merthyr Town and Tiverton Town with all three sides having to play just two more games.

FOOTBALL: Cooper selects his latest Samsung Win A Pro contract recruit

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Samsung winner Josue Antonio with Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper

8:12pm Sunday 20th April 2014

TALENTED amateur footballer Josue Antonio will sign a one-year professional contract with Swindon Town FC after winning the Samsung Win A Pro Contract competition.

ATHLETICS: Bourton's Darren Long breaks three-hour barrier at London Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lynn Hudson after the Caldervale 10-mile race in Lancashire

8:07pm Sunday 20th April 2014

AMONG the elite athletes, celebrities and celebrity look-alikes, 11 Bourton Roadrunners travelled to the capital on April 13 to take part in the 33rd London Marathon, with Darren Long first home for the club.

ANGLING: Tackle Den makeover is good news for local enthusiasts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The newly-expanded Tackle Den

7:48pm Sunday 20th April 2014

EASTER Saturday’s chilly weather didn’t stop anglers turning out in their numbers for the launch of the newly-expanded Tackle Den on the Spine Road, writes Jon Berry.

ROWING: Reed forced to pull out of national time trials

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Olympic rowing champion Pete Reed

6:14pm Sunday 20th April 2014

PETER REED, the double Olympic champion, had to pull out of the GB Rowing Team Senior Time Trials on finals day at Caversham with bronchial problems.

RUGBY: Stroud Combination Vets look the part but fall to their Cheltenham counterparts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Stroud & District Combination Vets in their new shirts

10:47am Sunday 20th April 2014

A NEW set of shirts, generously donated by the GRFU, could not help the Stroud & District Combination Vets hold off their counterparts from the Cheltenham Combination in the annual fixture played at Stroud RFC's Fromehall Park ground.

GOLF: Goodwin fails to make inroads on leader Licata

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Golf Club head pro Ed Goodwin

10:34am Sunday 20th April 2014

NONE of the top three in the Total Triumph Order of Merit – including second-placed Cirencester head pro Ed Goodwin – featured in the prizes at the latest Gloucester and Somerset PGA Medal at the Filton Golf Club.

CYCLING: International triathlete Yates wins opening Corinium Club TT of the season

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: (5544208)

10:22am Sunday 20th April 2014

STEVE YATES, the international triathlete from Daglingworth, won the opening Ray Rhymes Series 10-mile Time Trial of the season run by the Corinium Cycling Club.

FOOTBALL: Four goals for Andrews in Poulton romp

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Poulton's four-goal hero Steve Andrews

10:52pm Saturday 19th April 2014

STEVE ANDREWS hit four goals as Poulton clinched their biggest league win of the season at Oaksey.

FOOTBALL UPDATE: Cirencester Town Development side one game away from league title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Shane Bumphrey was booked before going on to score a hat-trick. Pictures: Terry Parker

10:41pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A DRAW in their final game on Easter Monday will clinch the Div Two West title for the Cirencester Town Development team after their 6-2 romp against Beversbrook at the Corinium Stadium on Saturday.

SPEEDWAY: Injured Purton racer Darryl Ritchings making progress

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Lee Kilby

1:26pm Saturday 19th April 2014

INJURED racer Darryl Ritchings, who suffered a serious head injury in a race crash on his home debut for the Swindon Robins earlier in the month, is showing signs of making progress.

RUGBY: Cirencester thirds keep it in the family as they make the Bill Adams final

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Gus Collyer-Bristow who scored the crucial final try for Cirencester III

12:48pm Saturday 19th April 2014

AN epic semi final for the Stroud and District Combination’s Bill Adams Trophy, which ended in a 29-29 draw between Cirencester thirds and Tetbury, was decided in favour of the hosts who outscored their rivals by five tries to four.

SPORT: New role for Hudson as chairman of Active Gloucestershire

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Brian Hudson – new chairman of Active Gloucestershire

12:36pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BRIAN HUDSON has been appointed the new chairman of Active Gloucestershire, the charity that acts as the sport and physical activity partnership for Gloucestershire.

SPEEDWAY: Double trouble for the Swindon Robins

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon Robins reserve Dan Greenwood, right, leads Stefan Nielsen of the Poole Pirates. Picture: Ian Lewis

11:54am Saturday 19th April 2014

THERE was nothing good about Good Friday for the Swindon Robins who, following a heavy lunchtime defeat at reigning champions Poole, let a 10-point lead slip in part two of the Elite League double header back at the Abbey Stadium.

ATHLETICS: Lechlade's Hannah Tapley is a high-flier

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Hannah Tapley, 15, from Lechlade, who has become the England Indoor U17 Women’s High Jump Champion for 2014

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HANNAH TAPLEY has her sights on one of the most iconic landmarks in women’s track and field athletics – the two-metre high jump barrier.

FOOTBALL: In-form Bibury make it six wins in seven

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

11:58am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BIBURY made it six wins in their last seven matches when coming from a goal down after only five minutes to beat Longford.

YOUTH HOCKEY: Cirencester HC U8s are top dogs at Oxford Rovers tournament

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester HC's unbeaten U8s team with club coaches Dom Salmon and Simon Watson

9:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CIRENCESTER Hockey Club U8s went unbeaten through their first hockey tournament – the Oxford Rovers event.

POINT-TO-POINT: Jonjo's jockey Brian Cullinane claims big scalp with his first winner

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Silver Man (red colours) and Mark Wall who parted company on the run-in being kept company by the eventual winner Northern Silver (Jeremy Mahot) during the early stages of the Maiden at Andoversford

11:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SUNDAY’S Cotswold Vale Farmers point-to-point at Andoversford focused on races confined to novice or veteran riders and allowed two riders to score their first successes.

FOOTBALL: We still need to win our last three games, says Hughes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Town boss Brian Hughes

8:53am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN boss Brian Hughes is not fazed by having the hardest run-in of all the principals in the Calor League Div One South & West promotion race – indeed, he thinks it might work in his favour, writes Danny Hall.

POINT-TO-POINT: Cold Knight could be another winner for the all-conquering Tom Weston

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Point-to-Pointing

7:38am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE village of Paxford near Chipping Campden plays host to the annual North Cotswold point-to-point on Easter Monday afternoon (April 21).

GOLF: Busy week for captain Woodhead

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

7:17am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CIRENCESTER Golf Club captain Mark Woodhead had a very successful recent seven days as his tenure began in earnest.


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent (52) leads a group at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. Picture: Bonnie Lane

7:03am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THIS season has well and truly started and I have had to hit the ground running. Looking to bounce back from my disappointing first performance in Qatar I went to Austin in Texas for the second race in the Moto3 Series, the MotoGP 125cc class for motorcycle riders under 28 years old.

EQUESTRIAN: Nicky Roncoroni is part of a winning GB team at the Nations Cup - again

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Team GB eventer Nicky Roncoroni with her latest Nations Cup hope Stonedge

11:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NICKY RONCORONI has enormous faith in her up-and-coming grey Stonedge and if anything that has been enhanced after the pair were part of the winning GB team at the latest round in the FEI Nations Cup at Ballindenisk in Ireland.

FOOTBALL: Struggling Matson a match for Didmarton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FOOTBALL: Rampant Moreton hit eight past in-form Bibury

8:09pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DIDMARTON had to settle for a point in their final game of the campaign against a determined Matson side who were battling for survival in the division.

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