SPEEDWAY: Inured 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.

TOWN FLIER: Plenty of reasons to be cheerful

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Alex Pritchard tussles with former Swindon Town captain Alan McCormack in the match against Brentford on Saturday. Picture: Terry Parker

5:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HOW quickly has that come around? It only seems like yesterday that the 2013/14 season kicked off but in three weeks time it will all be over, writes Andrew Steele-Davis.

YOUTH RUGBY: Queensland tourists leave with two wins

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3:46pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

LIVING up to the game's theme tune of 'The World in Union', Royal Wootton Bassett RFC hosted a tour party from the Sunshine Coast Grammar School, of Queensland, Australia for two superb games of rugby played in a brilliantly sporting and friendly manner.

ATHLETICS: Russell Young tops RSE runners at London Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Deb and Eve Barry, along with Caroline Coates, all from Cirencester's Running Somewhere Else club, at the finish of the London Marathon

12:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

EIGHT RSE runners travelled to London last weekend to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon.

ATHLETICS: Simon Campbell improves 300 places at the London Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Simon Campbell of Cirencester Athletics Club after last year's London Marathon

12:45pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CIRENCESTER AC had some excellent results at arguably the world's greatest marathon.

FOOTBALL: Resurgent Vics dent Fairford's promotion hopes

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Fairford Town v Malmesbury Vics  (Fairford in red and white).  Pictured, Fairford Town No 8 Daniel Bailey scores a goal Malmesbury Vics No 1 Joe Snell.

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12:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

FAIRFORD TOWN’S hopes of ending the season in the top two of Division One West went with a 3-2 home defeat against Malmesbury Vics.

FOOTBALL: CHQ go top of Cirencester League in controversial fashion

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

11:53am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHQ UNITED look certain to retain their Division One title in the M4 Karting Cirencester & District league after they moved to the top of the table over the weekend without kicking a ball!

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Stratton round-up

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

10:43am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE visit to Purton on Sunday extended Stratton U18s' unbeaten run to 12 games including cup and league matches and the three points cemented their second place in the table.

RUGBY: Cirencester finish off 14-man Midsomer Norton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester's head coach Dean Hammett who steps down soon

10:26am Tuesday 15th April 2014

CIRENCESTER gained a rare bonus point-win in their penultimate league game of the season against Midsomer Norton.

RUGBY: Dreamers say farewell to Ben and Milo

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9:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRADFORD’S ample supply of able replacements proved too much for a tiring Minety seconds.

RUGBY: Minety finish in style to earn promotion

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

9:31am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MINETY finished their season in style with a comprehensive bonus point-win over mid-table Melksham.

RUGBY: Fairford warm up for cup final with a victory

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9:10am Tuesday 15th April 2014

FAIRFORD set up this Saturday's Combination Cup final appearance nicely with a hard-fought win over Devizes.

ANGLING: Chris David romps to victory in the Saturday Open on a day of big weights

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local angling

10:58pm Monday 14th April 2014

WEIGHTS have really taken off in the last week, including some very good catches in the Open on Saturday.

INSIDE THE PAVILION: Tavare ton gives more reasons for optimism

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ton-up man Will Tavare

4:52pm Monday 14th April 2014

“We are the Glorious Gloucester’s famed for our attack In Korea and Alexandria back to back When we have served our country and answered the trumpets call.

YOUTH FOOTBALL: Purton U10s closing in on league title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local youth football

4:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

PURTON U10s continue to top their league and were awarded three points this weekend against Lydiard Youth White who failed to raise a team.

RUGBY: Gloucester end Bath derby with 11 on the field as Davies criticises his side's discipline

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

3:18pm Monday 14th April 2014

GLOUCESTER director of rugby Nigel Davies admitted his side only had themselves to blame after they were beaten by West Country rivals Bath in a feisty Aviva Premiership encounter, writes Chris Bailey.

COLLEGE SPORT: Good week for Cirencester's badminton academy at National Finals

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nicole Farmer and Emma McDonald – bronze medal winners at the British Colleges Sports (BCS) National Badminton Finals

2:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

CIRENCESTER College sports students enjoyed another successful weekend at the British Colleges Sports (BCS) National Finals.

GOLF: Wrag Barn seniors gain revenge over Cirencester counterparts

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

2:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

CIRENCESTER seniors were expected to win this match having proved superior to Highworth's Wrag Barn team both at home and away last season. Not this time.

SAILING: Top prospect Maisie Harkness given early look at Tokyo's 2020 Olympic venue

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: National Development squad member Maisie Harkness of Bowmoor Sailing Club

12:17pm Monday 14th April 2014

BOWMOOR Sailing Club member Maisie Harkness is one of just three youngsters who have been chosen to represent GB at the Japan Friendship Regatta which takes place at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic sailing venue next month.

CRICKET: Thornley stars as Lechlade bring down Cheltenham in pre-season friendly

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cricket

11:12am Monday 14th April 2014

LECHLADE began their pre-season schedule with a visit to Premier League side Cheltenham and came away with a three-wicket win.

BOWLS: Cirencester Bowling Club open for business

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Bowling Club's green opening – left to right: Roger Righton (men's captain), Cynthia Denton (club president), Derek May, John Marriott (chairman of directors) and Irene Hawkins (ladies' captain)

10:21am Monday 14th April 2014

CIRENCESTER Bowling Club reopened the green on Sunday (April 13) ahead of the outdoor bowls season.

RACING: Kingman stars in Greenham as trainer Gosden has seven winners

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kingman is the easy winner of the Greenham Stakes at Newbury

10:10am Monday 14th April 2014

THE Flat season arrived with a bang at Newbury on Saturday and it was Kingman who stole the headlines with a brilliant performance in the Aon Greenham Stakes.

SHOW JUMPING UPDATE: Eliza Gibb shines for Malmesbury School at county qualifiers

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Eliza Gibb of Malmesbury School in show jumping action on Pusey

10:03am Monday 14th April 2014

MALMESBURY School hosted their first equestrian show jumping competition at Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, Gloucester, last week.

MOTORCYCLING: Top 10 finish for Danny Kent in Texas

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Danny Kent being interviewed in Qatar. Picture: Bonnie Lane

9:38am Monday 14th April 2014

DANNY KENT overcame some poor qualifying sessions to earn valuable championship points at the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas in Austin, Texas, writes Alannah Fellows.

FOOTBALL: Bevan wants to bow out with a title

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Town's striker Jody Bevan who recently scored his 250th league goal

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

JODY BEVAN has decided to bring an end to his honourable career toiling on the non league coalface.

FOOTBALL: Ciren keep up the pressure on Merthyr with derby victory

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

8:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN made it four wins in a row as they joined Merthyr Town at the top of the table with a victory in the local derby over Cinderford Town.

ATHLETICS: Shona Crombie-Hicks dominates White Horse Marathon

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local athletics

6:41pm Sunday 13th April 2014

THE spring season of marathons and half-marathons is now underway, giving many Bourton Roadrunners the chance to test the success of their winter training.

RUGBY: Stow end season on a high with comfortable win over Drifters

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

6:12pm Sunday 13th April 2014

STOW ended their league campaign with a bonus point win which left them in a very creditable sixth place in the league.

FOOTBALL: Threadbare Purton put up fine all-round display

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

2:13pm Sunday 13th April 2014

DESPITE manager Chris Pethick having only the bare 11 for the visit to

FOOTBALL: Dominant Bibury fail to finish off Poulton

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local football

1:58pm Sunday 13th April 2014

NO goals but plenty of action as Bibury, who enjoyed the majority of the play, failed to finish off their chances.

MOTOR RACING: Brisk start in Formula Jedi series by Matt Ryder

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester racing driver Matt Ryder in action at Silverstone. Picture: D.Stokes/Factor41Media

10:16am Sunday 13th April 2014

CIRENCESTER racing driver Matt Ryder made an encouraging start to his 2014 Formula Jedi series with a runner-up position in one of the two opening races at Silverstone.

CRICKET: Cirencester CC unveil new synthetic wicket

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Tony Wood, Cirencester CC head of cricket operations, and the club's women's captain Danielle Palmer on the new synthetic wicket

9:53am Sunday 13th April 2014

CIRENCESTER CC's new all-weather synthetic wicket will prove a major boost to the development of junior and women's cricket at the club.

GOLF: Shrivenham Park duo tee up shot at Gleneagles showpiece

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local golf

9:09am Sunday 13th April 2014

A TILT at golfing glory awaits amateur Ray Smith and his Shrivenham Park (Swindon) PGA professional Richard Jefferies as they bid to reach the Lombard Trophy grand final being staged at Gleneagles – just three weeks before Europe and America meet in the Ryder Cup.

CYCLING: Santini Cotswold Classic popular as ever

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Local cycling

8:28am Sunday 13th April 2014

FINAL places are going fast for the 2014 Santini Cotswold Spring Classic on Easter Monday (April 21).

FOOTBALL: Oaksey Reserves comfortably worth their points

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

10:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

OAKSEY ran out comfortable winners in the end although they led by just a single goal at the break despite dominating the first half.

FOOTBALL: Cirencester join Merthyr Town at the top of the table

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: FOOTBALL: Cirencester warm up for Merthyr by putting six past Guildford City

9:49pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CIRENCESTER TOWN booked their place in the Calor League Division One South & West play-offs at the very least with a 2-0 home win over local rivals Cinderford Town.

GOLF: Free taster sessions at South Cerney

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: GOLF: Evans and Kirman triumph in Seniors Foursomes

9:31pm Saturday 12th April 2014

SOUTH CERNEY Golf Club is hosting a series of FREE taster sessions for men and women as part of National Golf Month.

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