Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Wiltshire fall short in dramatic one-wicket loss

By Roy Honeybone In a game of fluctuating fortunes Wiltshire fell agonizingly short in a nailbiting finish against Herefordshire in the Minor Counties Championship on August 18 and 19. The conditions on day one looked ideal for seamers and Herefordshire had no...

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Club aces face off in annual tournament

Riverside Tennis Club holds its annual tournament on Sunday, September 1. Throughout the summer, members have fought hard in qualifiers to earn a spot on finals day. The tournament starts at 9.30am at Fisherton Farm Allotments, off Kingsland Road, Salisbury, SP2 7DG...

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Trio teach Academy a lesson

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts took down Hampshire Academy by 150 runs on Saturday at the Ageas Bowl Nursery after a great showing from the trio of Jack Mynott, Peter Rowe and Ryan Murray. After the torrential rain on Friday it was a relief to be able to play a game of...

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MCCA Unicorns Trophy Semi-Final: Berkshire CCC v Wiltshire CCC

Finchampstead CC Sunday, August 11 Wiltshire were keen to bounce back from their disappointment in the Championship match against Wales last week.  They won the toss in this semi-final tussle with Berkshire and opted to bat first. They made a strong start, with...

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Basic Blackjack Strategy (feature)

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Though you can learn how to play blackjack in just a couple of minutes, you shouldn’t really sit down and play for money until you’ve mastered basic strategy. But what exactly is...

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WILTSHIRE CRICKET

Wiltshire v Wales at Bemerton, August 4 and 5 - MCCA Championship Western Division Wiltshire went into the game on a high after beating Devon for the first time in 52 years in their previous MCCA Championship game.  Unfortunately, life has a habit of returning to...

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Piper plays a familiar tune

After a positive last round, the family run PPR Team headed to the circuit at Thruxton for Round 7 of the British Superbikes. Home to the UK’s fastest circuit, Mark Piper was ready to continue and improve from Knockhill’s good form at the circuit. Fridays practice...

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Athletes celebrate summer of success

Medals won by Wiltshire Council-funded athletes in the UK and abroad during the past few months include Salisbury’s Lucy-Jane Matthews. Although just 16, she was selected for the under-20 European Athletics Championships, where she won a bronze medal in the 100m...

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Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

A display of dressage to music by local rider Tom Dyer, 20, (pictured) is on Sunday, September 15 at Wilton branch of Riding for the Disabled, at 1pm. Tom, who was born and brought up in Bowerchalke, is currently training for the National Dressage Para Team. He has...

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Wilts battle Welsh dragons

Wiltshire CC play Wales in the Unicorns County Championship, Western Division at South Wilts Cricket Club on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, August 4/5/6. Play starts at at 11am on each day. Wiltshire lie in 3rd place, two points below Dorset in the table with Berkshire, who...

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Why Golf is Good for Business Team Building

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News ) Trying to foster a sense of team spirit within your business is challenging. Teams need conflicting personalities in order to succeed, but teaching these personalities to get along...

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What Can A.F.C Bournemouth Achieve This Season?

Author: Alex Dudley (These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  The rise of Bournemouth through the Football League pyramid is unique. As Eddie Howe prepares to lead the Cherries of Dorset into the Premier League for their...

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South Wilts win streak over

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts arrived at Bournemouth on July 27 hoping to continue their winning streak and put pressure on league leaders Bashley. Unfortunately Bournemouth hadn’t read the script! The first thing they won was the toss and they decided to put South...

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Whites loan Swindon Town attacker

Salisbury FC have, subject to FA confirmation, signed 18-year-old attacking left-sided midfield/striker Jacob Bancroft from League Two Swindon Town on loan until January. Bancroft, who impressed in the recent friendly at the Ray Mac, started his career at Aldershot...

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Historic victory for Wilts

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire scored an historic win against Devon at Sandford CC, July 21/22/23 in an MCCA Championship game. Devon won the toss at Sandford CC and elected to bat. Wiltshire had to face the challenge without two of their leading bowlers – Tahir Afridi...

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South Wilts rout Lymington

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts hosted Lymington at Bemerton on Saturday, July 20. A soggy outfield caused the start to be delayed until 1:00pm. This resulted in the match becoming a straightforward 50 over game. Lymington won the toss and elected to field. Despite an...

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New netball league in Tisbury

A new netball league in Tisbury is aimed at getting women off the couch and onto the court. Leagues4you run sporting fun leagues across the UK, involving more than 3,100 players. Emma Edmonds, League Development Officer, wants to get people back into sport. “We're...

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Sports for youngsters planned

July and August has a great range of multi-sport sessions through the summer holidays. Community Activity Leaders are running free multi-sport sessions at three locations in Salisbury; Bishopdown Sports Field, Harnham Recreation Ground and Bemerton Heath Green from...

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Murray-Hansford partnership not enough

Salisbury Lions (SWCC T20 XI) v Hampshire Academy @ The Ageas Bowl Nursery - SPCL Plate Competition By Roy Honeybone With both teams having been eliminated from the T20 Cup with first round defeats they had an opportunity to salvage a little pride from the Plate...

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Maiden century keeps the streak

By Roy Honeybone A Maiden century from Arthur Godsal and Jack Mynott's return from Kenya contributed to South Wilts' 124-run win versus Basingstoke & North Hants at May's Bounty on July 13. South Wilts won the toss and batted first . A quickfire 38 from skipper...

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Athletes back on track

Work has started on replacing Salisbury’s worn-out all-weather running track and should be completed in September, according to Karen Mundell, secretary at City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club Karen said:  “Salisbury and Wilton are in the midst of a huge boom...

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Whites welcome Wimborne on Boxing Day

The 2019/20 BetVictor Southern League fixtures have been released. Manager Steve Claridge and his players open the campaign away against Chesham United on Saturday, August 10. The follwing two games are at home as the Whites welcome Gosport Borough on Tuesday, August...

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Running track gets a foot up

Work began on Monday, July 8 to improve Salisbury’s running track and athletics park. Resurfacing, improved layout for field events to UK Athletics standards, disability access, new a discus cage and electrical supply to the finish line to enhance timing, are among...

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Running track gets a foot up

Work began on Monday, July 8 to improve Salisbury’s running track and athletics park. Resurfacing, improved layout for field events to UK Athletics standards, disability access, new a discus cage and electrical supply to the finish line to enhance timing, are among...

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