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.

GOLF: Cirencester seniors in dominant form against Lilley Brook

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

10:59pm Sunday 20th July 2014

WITH home advantage and a strong looking side, Cirencester seniors won decisively against their near-neighbours Lilley Brook.

BOWLS: Cirencester in winning form

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local bowls

10:27pm Sunday 20th July 2014

CIRENCESTER Bowling Club's mixed teams enjoyed two friendly victories over Filkins and Supermarine of Swindon.

BOWLS: Moreton-in-Marsh players dominate at the women's county finals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jenny Stansfield and Tilly Pearson of Moreton-in-Marsh BC receiving the county pairs trophy from president Anne Beaven

5:08pm Sunday 20th July 2014

THE Moreton-in-Marsh Bowls Club enjoyed a spectacular day at the Women’s County Finals when lifting the singles, pairs and fours titles.


Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent celebrates with the Red Bull team after his fifth place at Sachensring. Picture: Bonnie Lane

8:02am Sunday 20th July 2014

THE ninth round of the Moto3 World Championships at the Sachsenring circuit in German turned out to be a great weekend, giving me my best result since 2012, writes Danny Kent.

FOOTBALL: Fairford Town enjoy good work-out against Swindon's youth side

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fairford Town's Alex Rudd in action against Swindon Town U18s

12:59pm Saturday 19th July 2014

FAIRFORD TOWN ran out 3-1 winners against Swindon Town's U18s in an entertaining encounter at Cinder Lane on Tuesday night.

YOUTH TENNIS: Ethan Miller misses out in Road to Wimbledon qualifier

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ethan Miller

12:46pm Saturday 19th July 2014

CRICKLADE tennis starlet Ethan Miller insists he is hungrier than ever to see his name in lights after falling just short of booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament, writes Chris Bailey.

GOLF: Good result for Goodwin against top class field

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ed Goodwin of Cirencester Golf Club

12:32pm Saturday 19th July 2014

CIRENCESTER Golf Club head pro Ed Goodwin finished a respectable 14th at the prestigious Cumberwell Park Players Championship which boasted a field of more than 100 including many European Tour players.

SPEEDWAY: Robins make hard work of edging past Leicester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swindon's Troy Batchelor attacks on the outside of Leicester Lions duo Mads Korneliussen and Krzysztof Buczkowski. Picture: Ian Lewis

11:39am Saturday 19th July 2014

SWINDON ROBINS took their winning run to three after edging out Elite League newcomers Leicester 47-43 in an Abbey Stadium thriller on Thursday.

ROWING: Reed back on track now he's cut his ties to 'man's best friend'

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Team GB's new Men's Eight (from right to left): James Foad, Matthew Tarrant, Oliver Cook, Pete Reed, Matt Gotrel, Scott Durant, Will Satch and Phil Congdon. Picture: Peter Spurrier/Intersport (6710191)

11:12am Saturday 19th July 2014

DOUBLE Olympic champion Pete Reed feels his career is back on track after it was proven that his loss of form was due to living with his two chihuahuas.

CRICKET: Tickets still available for Celebrity Sports Question Time at the Cheltenham Festival

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

10:27am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Brewin Dolphin Sports Question Time dinner will be taking place after the celebrity Ten10 tournament at the Cheltenham Cricket Festival on Friday (July 25) on behalf of local charities Linc and the Fredericks Foundation. Tickets are £35+ VAT to include supper.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire beat Wiltshire to earn place in Unicorns Knockout Trophy final

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

7:44am Friday 18th July 2014

WILTSHIRE’S run of 10 wins in a row came to an end on Sunday when they lost to Oxfordshire in the semi final of the Unicorns Knock Out Trophy at Bicester by 105 runs. Oxfordshire will now play Devon in the final.

CRICKET: Pietersen the big draw at Cheltenham Festival T20 on Friday

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Surrey's Kevin Pietersen. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

8:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

GLOUCESTERSHIRE are anticipating record gate receipts for a second successive year at the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, which started on Monday.

SPORTS AWARDS: Nominations open for GPFA's budding sports stars grant

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Paige Reed, a rising netball star from Gloucester, receives her 2013 award from Patrick Brooke, past warden of The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire                                    (8319975)

8:05am Thursday 17th July 2014

NOMINATIONS are being invited for an award that recognises Gloucestershire’s brightest young sporting stars.

CRICKET: Lechlade coach Sellers admits this weekend's top-two clash will be a close one

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

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

LECHLADE host Rockhampton in a top-of-the-table clash at the Manor Ground on Saturday in the WEPL Glos/Wilts Division.

CYCLING: Steve Yates wins latest Corinium time trial

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

1:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TRIATHLETE Steve Yates claimed a fine victory in a field of 53 at the 12th race in the 2014 Corinium CC 10-mile TT series.

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