Andy Writes

Ridley rampant as Salisbury Soar

Salisbury Women FC sit atop the Wiltshire County Women's & Girls league, having won their first four games of the season, scoring 14 goals and conceding just five. For 12 of those goals, there is something in common - the scorer. Zoe Ridley, 16, from Salisbury,...

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Andy Plays Sport – Salisbury Women FC

Following a month out with a dislocated ego and a shattered dignity, I decided to take part in the second edition of ‘Andy Plays Sport’. I suggested this month that I played football, a sport I have played for some time and would feel much more comfortable...

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An unexpected match made in Heaven?

By Andy Datson Harp and Tap, the brainchild of harpist Harriet Earis and tap dancer Lee Payne, is at Salisbury Arts Centre on Saturday, October 21. Harriet has played pedal harp and the Celtic harp for many years, the latter when she began playing after her Celtic...

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Weather no problem for riders

By Andy Datson Poor summer weather did not mar the 41st Wilton Horse Trials last  month in the grounds of Wilton House. Throughout the field of outstanding riders, success came for some notable names: Sir Mark Todd came first in the Intermediate Section J on his horse...

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Desires come to the fore

By Andy Datson When you watch a play at a theatre, whether a local production or on London’s West End, the main impact you want is to believe the characters’ emotions on stage. You can cast whichever actors you like, but if they don’t convey feelings and emotions, it...

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Andy plays sport – Amesbury Rugby Club

Round or oval ball? Round or oval ball? When the idea for “Andy plays sport” first came up, I was thinking maybe I would rock up to a football training session or a cricket nets session and all would be easy and things I’ve done before. “What about rugby?” asked my...

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