Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Runners are fired up

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 at the weekend was again well supported by City of Salisbury A&RC (CoSARC) members as entrants and marshals, writes Di Cross. Starting at the Fire Station, in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity, the popular local event – a series of trail walks...

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County cricketers score first win

Wiltshire’s first win in this year's Unicorns County Championship came when they beat Wales by three wickets at Pontarddulais on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. Wiltshire won the toss and put Wales into bat. The seam bowlers scuppered Wales for 84 in 29 overs before lunch....

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County cricketers score first win

Wiltshire’s first win in this year's Unicorns County Championship came when they beat Wales by three wickets at Pontarddulais on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday. Wiltshire won the toss and put Wales into bat. The seam bowlers scuppered Wales for 84 in 29 overs before lunch....

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Domoney closes on record

Only three seconds separated City of Salisbury Athletics Club’s Jaymee Domoney from a new record time for the 5k parkrun at Churchill Gardens on Saturday, and only two runners at the 550 parkruns now in existence throughout the UK went faster than he did on the day....

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Get Wiltshire Walking In Salisbury

Free weekly led walks in Salisbury every Wednesday are part of Get Wiltshire Walking. The walk starts from Five River’s Health & Wellbeing centre at 9:30am each week and takes in some of the scenery and views around the city. Many current walkers say they had no idea...

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Salisbury FC – Bristol Rovers match postponed

The Whites' home friendly games against Bristol Rovers to have been played on Saturday, August 4, has been re-scheduled for Friday, August 3, KO 7.45pm at the Rovers’ request. Alec Hayter, Salisbury...

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Wiltshire is Cornwall bound

Wiltshire’s next match in the Western Division of the Unicorns County Championship is against Cornwall at St Austell on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday July 22/23/24, starting at 11am each day. Wiltshire's team SPONSORED BY WADWORTH & CO, includes Luke Evans (South Wilts), Tom...

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Wiltshire dubbed capital of walking netball

Since its launch in 2016, more than 200 people have tried walking netball in Wiltshire. The sport has developed so quickly in the county it has been dubbed ‘The Capital of Walking Netball’, according to Wiltshire Council. Now the council is ‘spreading the net wider...

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Whites at home in prelim

Despite promotion to the Evo-Stik Premier League South, and because of changes to the non-league game, Salisbury FC enter the competition on Saturday, August 25 at the Preliminary Round stage. They were awarded a home tie against the winners of the Extra Preliminary...

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Wilts lose again

Wiltshire lost their second consecutive match in the Unicorns County Championship, Western Division, by 75 runs to Berkshire at Corsham last  Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Berkshire won the toss and chose to bat and scored 296 (Waqar Hussein 53 and Stewart Davison 63),...

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Youngsters get active

Sports and activities for young people aged five to 14 years during the holidays are promised at special sports camps, and include athletics, basketball, cricket, dance, tennis and football, provided by Wiltshire Cricket, Wiltshire Tennis and Swindon Town Football in...

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Lazy, hazy days

By George Jeans, Mere The first of an annual event to be called The President’s Match, a July Summer scene of a game of cricket between youth and adults, with Mere Downs in the distance The President is Tony Traves and the match is in aid of cancer research and...

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Golfers keen to tee off

It was a very early start on Sunday, July 1, for four members of Rushmore Golf Club. Jake Chandler, Darren Murphy, Arlindo Costa De Simoes and their leader Steve King, teed off at 4.30am, taking part in the Macmillan 72-Hole Challenge by playing 100 holes at Rushmore...

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Six-a-side kicks off

New community football club for city.  A chance to fly to Germany on holiday, and benefit charities too, is on offer from a new community six-a- side football competition ready for kick off in Salisbury. The league – run by Leisure Leagues, provider of small-sided...

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SFC need your help

Salisbury’s football club is running an initial Matchday Steward Training course at the ground on Sunday  July 8, from 10 am to 1pm. Volunteers don’t need previous experience, and training leading to a qualification will be given, where appropriate. Depending on...

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Big bash day of cricket

Five teams of seven-a-side competed in an all-day charity cricket tournament at Fonthill Park Cricket Club. During the day, in 10 games, each side batted for only six overs, starting at 10.30am and finishing about 7.30pm. This year’s “Big Bash” went to the final ball....

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Dorset crush Wiltshire

Wiltshire's first match in the Western Division of the Unicorns County Championship against Dorset on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at Sherborne School ended in a 92 run win for Dorset. Dorset won the toss and chose to bat and were all out for 170. They were indebted to...

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Bowled over by success

Amesbury Bowls Club member Janice Bull started the season by being selected in the Bowls Wiltshire Ladies Johns Trophy team who secured wins against Dorset and Cornwall. A win in the final group game against Somerset will help the team to progress to the quarter...

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Football gets a grounding

After months of working together to find a sustainable future for the football club, Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed a long-term partnership the club's directors. The council has signed  a 25-year lease on the Coppice Street site, and business plan to enable and...

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Football gets a grounding

After months of working together to find a sustainable future for the football club, Shaftesbury Town Council has agreed a long-term partnership the club's directors. The council has signed  a 25-year lease on the Coppice Street site, and business plan to enable and...

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Wilts lose chance to go top

Wiltshire lost the chance of topping the group and reaching the final after suffering a second double defeat in the Unicorns T20 Competition on Sunday. They lost both matches to Devon at South Wilts. The first match was reduced to 12 overs a side, because of overnight...

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County knocked out

Wiltshire were eliminated from the Unicorns 50 over Knock Out Trophy, losing to Devon at Sidmouth on Sunday by 56 runs. Devon won the toss and made first use of a good batting surface, scoring 281 for six wickets in their 50 overs. The innings was dominated by the...

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County wins first round

Wiltshire won their 1st round match in the Unicorns 50 over Knock Out Cup beating Wales at Warminster on Sunday by two wickets.  They play Devon in the second round at Sidmouth on Sunday May 20. Ed Young won the toss and put Wales in bat and they scored 212 for 7...

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Club tops with a triple

Report by Terry Lucas Gillingham Town Football Club returned to the summit of the DPL with a comfortable victory over Swanage at Hardings Lane on April 7. Both sides were depleted  but the Gills started better and dictated the play throughout the game. Wasteful...

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